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    I thought your post was just letting the OP know...

    I thought your post was just letting the OP know that she might have to be patient and wait for women on BF to find the thread and give advice. If an OP doesn't have many posts under their belt, this...
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    You'll be much happier with just the shorts, but...

    You'll be much happier with just the shorts, but if I had to wear underwear under mine, I'd probably buy some of those snug-fitting, nylon/spandex men's low-rise type. That might sound strange, but I...
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    I had to do the same with my Groove--no...

    I had to do the same with my Groove--no experiebce, very few tools and in desperate (ha) need of a bike that actually fit me (short rider). I'm very happy with it.

    It's funny that the Saga is...
  4. Poll: Since your riding area will be hilly and you will...

    Since your riding area will be hilly and you will often have a child in tow, you might want more than three speeds. This would eliminate a few bikes from your list. I hope this helps.
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    Also Kona Kapu.

    Also Kona Kapu.
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    If you have a way to get around, look on...

    If you have a way to get around, look on Craigslist in your area. Some brands to consider for a used mtb or hybrid:

    Mongoose
    Fuji
    Giant
    Trek
    Jamis
    Diamondback
    Specialized
    Cannondale
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    I hear you. I wanted one with a similar degree of...

    I hear you. I wanted one with a similar degree of sweep as the Mary but with less rise to use on a different bike, and I lucked out with an on-sale Civia model a few years back. But you could...
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    Best of luck to you. I had an On-One Mary that...

    Best of luck to you. I had an On-One Mary that came on a used bike and really liked it.
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    If you decide you need to spend less and can...

    If you decide you need to spend less and can forgo the 'loop' or 'H' part of the Jones models, Soma, Surly, Origin8 and Velo Orange have bars with a similar sweep, some with very minimal or no rise....
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    Have you identified specifically what is making...

    Have you identified specifically what is making you feel self-conscious, i.e. do you see your bikes in the eyes of others as symbols of money frivolously (or just oddly) spent, and/or are you more...
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    As far as I know, the 50-58cm Soma BV framesets...

    As far as I know, the 50-58cm Soma BV framesets are made for 700c. BTW, I ride a Soma Groove and I'm very happy with it.

    Public makes a mixte with 700c.

    Trek's mixte is called Belleville. I...
  12. I've always wanted a good excuse to buy one of...

    I've always wanted a good excuse to buy one of these.
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    I wonder if lambswool (the kind people sometimes...

    I wonder if lambswool (the kind people sometimes use in their shoes for sore spots) might help, just because I've been considering it for my toes for rides longer than an hour below 25, but I've yet...
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    My brother is looking at hybrids and likes the...

    My brother is looking at hybrids and likes the look of the Coda's steel frame. There are so many things to learn and consider when you've been off a bike for X many years; I had to do this myself and...
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    Green leafies are always good and always...

    Green leafies are always good and always recommended no matter what the diet, it seems. Spinach is great on sandwiches (if you like spinach, of course); so are mustard greens or turnip greens if you...
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    See if Scott (REI) and Cannondale have something...

    See if Scott (REI) and Cannondale have something in women's bikes, maybe Trek too. I know up to around 2012? the Cannondale Quick women's series carried an XS frame, but I don't think they do now. If...
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    I've read that you can ride on the road using the...

    I've read that you can ride on the road using the trainer skewer, but I don't have any personal experience with trainers, so someone else will answer this more definitely. The trainer will add wear...
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    I don't trust myself to ride outside all winter,...

    I don't trust myself to ride outside all winter, so I'm looking at trainers now. I wish tights and long sleeves could cut it around here. Last winter I wore an absurd number of layers and still...
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    I found I've finally internalized a rule I made...

    I found I've finally internalized a rule I made for myself many years ago. I used to give myself a ten-minute leeway to quit whatever physical activity I was doing; i.e. if it was still utterly...
  20. Coal Buster and OldTryGuy make good points IMO,...

    Coal Buster and OldTryGuy make good points IMO, that there certainly could be other contributing factors in your case. There's plenty of good dietary advice and experience here, and getting a second...
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    From the limited research I've done across brands...

    From the limited research I've done across brands among similar models, I don't see any major differences in quality. If the brands you're considering are reputable and you're sticking close to your...
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    I already want to ride it. Can't wait to see it...

    I already want to ride it. Can't wait to see it finished, so I hope the rest goes smoothly.
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    You are obviously very devoted, but that's quite...

    You are obviously very devoted, but that's quite a heavy load of responsibility! There are all kinds of reasons why you need to be able to do what you love, like keeping your sanity and physical...
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    Time of day and location have made it easy to...

    Time of day and location have made it easy to stash the bike for short periods when I've left the lock at home. Work key situations were always much worse. I've often worked odd hours, and after...
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    No. I'm afraid I'd get shot.

    No. I'm afraid I'd get shot.
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