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    At your price point, Shimano Tiagra/105 should be...

    At your price point, Shimano Tiagra/105 should be the sweet spot. They're solid mid-level components and they'll be reliable for years.
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    I'm 5'7" and larger is better in a road bike. My...

    I'm 5'7" and larger is better in a road bike. My spot on size is 54 cm.
  3. I'm 5'7" and I ride a 54 cm. You'd fit on 56 cm...

    I'm 5'7" and I ride a 54 cm. You'd fit on 56 cm given your measurements.
  4. Performance sells the Schwinn Allston. Allston 1...

    Performance sells the Schwinn Allston. Allston 1 is over your budget by $50. Has 8 speed. The 3 speed Allston 2 is on budget at $499.99:

    ...
  5. A LBS Schwinn will last forever. If you choose...

    A LBS Schwinn will last forever. If you choose one over a WallyWorld Schwinn, you're assured of getting a bike that is built with a light frame and high quality parts. Moreso if you can find one in...
  6. Schwinn is a value brand owned by Dorel...

    Schwinn is a value brand owned by Dorel Industries. It sells bikes both through big box stores and through independent bike dealers. The latter are top of the line bikes.
  7. The BD Motobecane Bistro 8 with an 8 speed...

    The BD Motobecane Bistro 8 with an 8 speed Shimano Nexus hub could tick your all your boxes. At $499.95, its on budget and is the best value in a city/commuter bike:

    City Bikes Save up to 60% off...
  8. OP lives in FL, a flat place where 3 speeds are...

    OP lives in FL, a flat place where 3 speeds are more than sufficient. Coaster brake presents no real problems on the flats. If she lived in a hilly place, I'd recommend spending more to get a bike...
  9. The Public Bike M7 Mixte is a nice bike but its...

    The Public Bike M7 Mixte is a nice bike but its over OP's budget.

    With what she has with the Priority Classic, she can buy a nice set of SKS fenders and still have a nice riding bike.

    And she...
  10. If you have it shipped to your home, you should...

    If you have it shipped to your home, you should be able to install the front wheel with the provided tools and inflate the tires. No harder to assemble than bikes I bought from Target in my youth.
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  11. Classic Priority - 3 speed, coaster brake, belt...

    Classic Priority - 3 speed, coaster brake, belt drive, step-tru, comfortable seat and ride, low maintainance - well under budget now on sale for $429.00
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  12. It looks like a copy of the Raleigh Twenty! ...

    It looks like a copy of the Raleigh Twenty!

    One is hard pressed to tell them apart.
  13. If you like the saddle style, a Gilles Berthoud...

    If you like the saddle style, a Gilles Berthoud would be an excellent replacement candidate.
  14. No. The adapter creates a secure connection for...

    No. The adapter creates a secure connection for your Presta pump head, allowing you to inflate the tire with minimal effort. If you put the Presta pump head directly on a Presta valve head, its...
  15. Get a Cannondale Hooligan. With 406 wheels and...

    Get a Cannondale Hooligan.

    With 406 wheels and upright riding position, it could be your ideal gravel road bike.
  16. Get a dual head Schrader/Presta head floor pump....

    Get a dual head Schrader/Presta head floor pump.

    To inflate a Presta valve, you will need a screw on Presta valve adapter. Makes inflating a tire a lot easier.

    Open the Presta valve screw all...
  17. If they're like the classic Trek Lemond, go a...

    If they're like the classic Trek Lemond, go a size down from your usual size for the best fit.
  18. Short answer? NO! Threadless stems don't offer...

    Short answer? NO!

    Threadless stems don't offer much height adjustability. If you need a taller stem, a Nitto Technomic quill stem is a good choice.

    The only thing threadless stems have going...
  19. Its a mild steel bike... worth cleaning up &...

    Its a mild steel bike... worth cleaning up & making it serviceable... but since it isn't a high-end Peugeot, its a waste of money to put in expensive upgrades on it.
  20. With older horizontal top tubes, its usually not...

    With older horizontal top tubes, its usually not worth it.

    Its easier to convert bars on today's compact geometry bikes with sloping top tubes.
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    I would say get a moped or a motorcycle if you're...

    I would say get a moped or a motorcycle if you're too lazy to make the effort to pedal.

    A bicycle is meant to be pedaled, stupid.
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    Kudos to Dave... now that is what I call customer...

    Kudos to Dave... now that is what I call customer service.

    If only companies delivered it, people would be happy if they stood behind their products.
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    I'm 5'7" and I ride a 54-55 cm which is a M bike....

    I'm 5'7" and I ride a 54-55 cm which is a M bike.

    Sizing is spot-on for smaller guys which is why M bikes tend to be widespread in Asia.
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    I'd only consider Taiwan-made bikes either from...

    I'd only consider Taiwan-made bikes either from Merida or Kinesis sold under various established brand names.

    Taiwan is were quality bikes come from today and 90% of the world's bikes come from...
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    Powder-coating is the way to go. Cheaper than...

    Powder-coating is the way to go. Cheaper than paint and it lasts forever.
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