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Old 06-05-09, 01:07 PM   #1
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Is this a decent bike for someone to grow into?

looking to get my wife riding.....what do you all think of this bike for someone who is going to ride casually..

Hopefully I can get her to where she will ride 20 mile stints....

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If she rides it, it's a good bike.
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Old 06-05-09, 01:33 PM   #3
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looks like a decent bike for casual riding
best thing you could do, however, is go with her to a good shop and have her try out some bikes
even if it's a gift - she needs to put butt to seat and find the most comfortable bike for her
she's NEVER going to ride 20 mile stints (or even 10 miles) if she hates the bike

a good shop is one where:
1) they've got a wide selection of brands and styles
2) there's no pressure from the sales staff, yet...
3) there's sales staff willing to help you when you need it
4) the sales staff listen to you and your requirements - that includes keeping in your price range
5) the sales staff spend time with you answering all of your questions even if you're clearly not buying anything that day
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Does your wife like the bike??
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I'd like an Orbea Diva in Pink
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If you are not determined to buy new, there are often a ton of hybrids listed on craigslist, usually in almost new condition at less than 1/2 price of new.
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Well, now we know what you expect from your bf if he proposes.
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Well, now we know what you expect from your bf if he proposes.
No I'd rather have a ring than a bike, sorry I'm a traditionalist, well other than I dont like diamond solitaires. He has to make it past the first few months though before we can even be thinking along those lines. That maybe my goal but crikey thats probably a little ways off .
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I'm moving this to Recreation since you're not considering a road bike for the lady
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Does she ride now? I would never spend $5XX on a bike for someone who may end up not riding it, but maybe you're richer than me. Just get something cheap (in good working order) and see how it goes. If she gets hooked then go shopping!
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she does not ride now....i may go with a 350 dollar cannondale road bike....only because i dont want the thread moved
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"Looking to get my wife riding" doesn't sound very promising. That means "I like riding, so I'm going to buy her a bicycle." "Wife looking for bicycle" would be way more promising.

I will point out that you can ride 20 miles on just about anything if you want to. And they don't make a bike so fine that it forces people to ride it that don't want to. Maybe that's in the works somewhere...
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*update*
bought my wife a trek 7100 new.....she is excited
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Awww.... please tell me you didn't buy it at BGI.....
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i did....they have been real good to deal with....i would love to check out your shop! I believe I have ridden buy it....You are close to my office

Right near Chris' Mexican food and yogurt....Cant figure that one out!

I will stop in next time i am on the monon
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Yeah, that amuses me too.... Chris' Mexican Food & Ice Cream. The small strip mall that they demolished a while ago (where they're building the new Kroger now) had Chris' Ice Cream. Then they moved into the building we're in. Then a Mexican guy from California bought it and kept the name. But added Mexican Food to it. lol.

They have really good tacos and burritos.
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Old 06-07-09, 07:47 PM   #18
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your owner scott d....he is not mid 30's....i wrestled with a guy name scott d. from carmel
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your owner scott d....he is not mid 30's....i wrestled with a guy name scott d. from carmel
Scott is 36. He wrestled for Carmel.
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He probably doesent remember me..he was a senior when i was a freshman. I wrestled up from the junior high. So i remember some of the older guys like sean mcveigh, kip benbow, rich lampling, and joe (cant remember his name but he went to state..i dont expect him to remember me as i was just a 145 lb jv freshman...i will most def. Stop in!
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Unlike me, he's there every day, so whenever you want to stop in is fine.
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