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    Noobin' it up in SoCal...

    What's up guys/gals,

    I'm no expert with bikes. I used to have a GT Dyno VFR (I believe) as a kid, and pretty much JUST rode it to school and back (and/or everywhere else I wanted to go since I didn't have a car).

    Anyway, as of late, my friends have really gotten into mountain biking. I've been with them twice, and both times, I didn't like it much. Going downhill on a bumpy a** terrain is not only scary as hell, but also not for me. So I've been riding my cheap-o target/walmart mountain bike around on the roads. It has a front "shock" and a rear "shock"... in reality, it's really just a spring.

    Since I feel like road biking would be the way to go, I would like some advice on picking a frame size. I'm 5' 9" with around a 30" inseam. What size frame should I get?

    Also, without knowing which size I should be getting, I've been looking around on craigslist for used road bikes. Btw, I'm not looking for a fixie.

    One bike that I keep seeing is the GMC Denali road edition bike. Used for $125
    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb...816675296.html

    Been looking at this one too.


    One thing that I'm going to point out, is that since I AM noob, I'm not planning to spend that much. Suggesting me to drop $500 on a bike, isn't going to help me at all. I've always been a function over form type of person. Even though the first link is a "target/walmart" bike, I call it somewhere to start. Don't get me wrong, I do appreciate any advice... I'm just saying.

    Anyway, this might be too long of an introduction. Thanks in advance for any help. I'll see you on the boards.

    Ken

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    Welcome Ken to Bike Forums.
    Most riders your height ride a 54 to 56 cm bike.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    welcome
    Quote Originally Posted by cycletourist
    Few people here actually think for themselves- they just regurgitate what they read in bicycling magazine. And they will all be happy to make up opinions about your bike without actually seeing or riding one.
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    Don't know the quality of this bike compared to a typical walmart bike....


    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...ington1_IX.htm

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