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Old 10-06-11, 01:23 AM   #1
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Hi! I'm new!!

I'm really new to bikes! I was given a road bike (I think. lol) and it's a little tall for me. I can ride it but when I stop it's hard to reach the ground. LOL Probably also because it's a men's bike. lol I like the look of the cruisers and they seem closer to the ground. lol I will tell you how lame I am by saying as I'm looking people are saying things like gears and I have no idea what they are or what their for. lol Can anyone help me?!
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Old 10-06-11, 01:36 AM   #2
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Hiya, don't worry; we're here to help
After awhile you'll be talking about changing your cassette
and building your own wheel(maybe).

http://sheldonbrown.com/beginners/index.html

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Welcome. This is a great place to find answers to all your questions. Your "Gears" give you a choice of making it easier to push the pedals but go slower/or making it harder to push the pedals but going faster. Or somewhere in between. Your lower or "easier" gears make it easier to climb hills. If you live in a really flat area you may not miss them if you decide to go with a cruiser. If you ride on hills, you might want to keep the road bike a for awhile...
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Thank you!!! Thank you!!!!

thank you guys so much!!! That helped out a lot!!! Thanks for the articles! I am on a mostly flat area but after reading a guess a gear or two might not be a bad idea. lol I can't wait to go looking now! I was really overwhelmed before! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
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