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    Hello - novice bike commuter

    Hi!

    I am a law student in the Washington DC area, and 75% of my commutes to and from school and work are done on my bike. I ride a 2006 Raleigh Cadent 2 and have few complaints. Poor as dirt, so I am stuck with it for at least another year or two. I guess I had better speak kindly of the bike or something else might break.

    I've been snooping around on the forum the last few days. Having participated on other hobby/lifestyle forums in the past, I am looking forward to being a member here.

    If anyone feels like pitching in their two cents, I have made a post about my hunt for a good, inexpensive set of panniers here.

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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Welcome to BikeForums.
    There's nothing wrong with a Raleigh Cadent, so don't put it down too much.

    When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking. Arthur Conan Doyle

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    Welcome to BikeForums.
    There's nothing wrong with a Raleigh Cadent, so don't put it down too much.
    Good point. I suppose I have to claim responsibility for some of the reliability issues, owing partly to neglect and partly to hard use. The bike was an upgrade - from a Pacific, I think - and I loved it from the first ride. Such a difference! So I don't want to demean the model is general. It really is a nice ride.

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    welcome to the forum. hope you like it. nice bike btw ... *jealous* how'd you get such a nice bike if you are dirt poor? gift?
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    Thanks, rumrunn6. Well, before I started school I had a job that provided expendable income. Final big purchases were a decent bike and a reliable car, knowing that there would be no way of affording it while in school!

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