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Old 05-08-13, 02:28 PM   #1
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Mom of 2 boys... one which just inherited a Strider balance bike from big brother and the other who just got his first big kid two wheel bike. The last bike I was on *that wasn't stationary* was a cruising bike with FAT TIRE BIKE TOURS in Paris, France... 5 years ago? I am ready to get back on a bike.. to ride with my oldest and to take along my youngest in some sort of seat attached to my bike. We have concrete trails around our neighborhood perfect for biking!

I am in search of two things... a cheap bike to use around the neighborhood and a better bike to use if I get brave enough to to the women's sprint triathlon.

I am hoping to get some helpful tips on sizing, brands, and a good starter bike to fit both of my needs.
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I saw your other post as well. What make and model is your old bike? It may be worth the repairs if it's a decent bike.

What part of the state are you in?
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Mom of 2 boys... one which just inherited a Strider balance bike from big brother and the other who just got his first big kid two wheel bike. The last bike I was on *that wasn't stationary* was a cruising bike with FAT TIRE BIKE TOURS in Paris, France... 5 years ago? I am ready to get back on a bike.. to ride with my oldest and to take along my youngest in some sort of seat attached to my bike. We have concrete trails around our neighborhood perfect for biking! I am in search of two things... a cheap bike to use around the neighborhood and a better bike to use if I get brave enough to to the women's sprint triathlon. I am hoping to get some helpful tips on sizing, brands, and a good starter bike to fit both of my needs.
Visit some local bike shops and get your size figured out.

Criagslist is good if you know your size.
Used trailers can also be had for $50 to pull the kid in.

Webster Bicycle along with Bike Barn have many tri riders as customers.
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South of Houston, in Clear Lake

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I saw your other post as well. What make and model is your old bike? It may be worth the repairs if it's a decent bike.

What part of the state are you in?
I live south of Houston in Clear Lake area. My old bike is from when I was 15 yrs old, maybe younger. The frame is too small for me. I was hoping to find a place that took trade ins for credit but I doubt I would get much for it since it is so old. It is a Huffy Glacier 10 speed... all the stickers have worn off so thats all I can tell you.
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Hi, welcome to BF, take 10 Wheels advice and post some pictures when you get the new bike.

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It is a Huffy Glacier 10 speed... all the stickers have worn off so thats all I can tell you.
Probably not worth putting anything into it. Maybe new tires, tubes and some adjustments if you do it yourself.
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Our first ride with the kid trailer (2 boys=68lbs). Im pulling them in CoPilot double bike trailer with a Del Sol LXi 7.1 (http://www.ridedelsol.com/bikes/luxury/lxi-7-1-2014) I am up to towing them about 3-5 miles each evening. The kids love it... and it is a work out. I feel MUCH faster when they aren't attached T-65 days to my first Womens Triathlon Spring (350m swim, 12 mi bike, 2 mi run).

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