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    Getting Back into Biking

    Other than the usual growing up with bikes, I commuted years ago on a Motobecane. I probably couldn't afford that one today. I am trying to decide what to get. To do it right I suppose it would have to be a Raleigh as that's the only shop here, or get a used bike there. On line I am interested in the Kettler Big Jumper. Looking for one under a thousand. Are the Smith Wessons any good? They are priced right. I will be biking locally although I would like it good for trekking in the event I do that.

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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    I've had several since 1999 but have settled on my beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my latest, a 2013 Cannondale CAAD 10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bullbarrel
    To do it right I suppose it would have to be a Raleigh as that's the only shop here, or get a used bike there.
    Raleigh is a decent brand but if there is only one bike shop in your area and they only sell Raleigh, you can't make a good comparison.
    My bikes --> 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2013 Cannondale CAAD 10 2 (5) "Racing Edition"

    Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~ Charles Schultz

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    Kessler and Raleigh are out. Good prices from Bikes Direct. Several Motobecanes but limited as to sizing. I have rode bikes too big and they were not a real problem. Anyone have that experience? How does Dura Ace compare to Ultegra?

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