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    Salutations from Central TX

    So back in college I had bought a used mountain bike, I don't remember the brand, and I sold it about a year ago because I didn't live anyplace I could use it (way out in the country, on top of a very steep hill). A few months later I moved back into town, and boy do I miss that bike! I really enjoyed riding with no hands; got to where I could go around corners and maneuver precisely.

    The place where I'm living is pretty strung out with urban sprawl; I might be able to get to the post office or maybe a grocery store, but otherwise just want a bike again for the sheer pleasure of riding. I'm attached to the way a mountain bike feels even though I know it's not optimal for street efficiency. I also got into the habit of going on and off of curbs in college, consider that a vital urban skill, and I'm not sure a road bike should be used for that kind of thing.

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    Welcome to the forums.

    You may want to look into a hybrid for a bike. If you need to know more please feel welcome to check out the hybrids forum here.

    http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdispl...ybrid-Bicycles
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    Welcome to Bike Forums.
    Road rider here on The Gulf Coast.
    Dang it's been hot.

    Have you been riding in the heat?
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Welcome to Bike Forums, Kat013!

    I agree that a hybrid might be able to fit your riding needs. You can attach bags and baskets to it no problem, and they are able to handle the load. Hybrids are a cross between mountain bikes and road bikes, with the larger wheel of a road bike but not as as skinny. You can also get tires for it that allow you to ride on a bit of rougher roads so you dont' have to worry about damage to the thinner tires of a road bike. Much lighter than a mountain bike, too!
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