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  1. Buy the bike that you will ride. It is not...

    Buy the bike that you will ride. It is not "dumb" to purchase a bike for the reasons you mentioned. It would be dumb to buy a bike and not ride it though.

    It sounds like you have a good LBS...
  2. I lived in Binghamton for years. I am not sure...

    I lived in Binghamton for years. I am not sure where you live (I used to live on Conklin ave just a few blocks from the Washington St. Bridge), but I think your gearing should be okay for a majority...
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    My suggestion would be to ride to work with what...

    My suggestion would be to ride to work with what you have. If you are constantly worrying about damage or realize it is not ideal for commuting then get something else.

    I used to have a Trek...
  4. According to the original article cited: "When...

    According to the original article cited: "When police examined the scene, they found the bike stroller wheels as far over to the right side of the road as possible, half onto the gravel, as if Boeve...
  5. I think its a nice idea, but probably not cost...

    I think its a nice idea, but probably not cost effective considering the route where this took place had a shoulder where the woman was riding.
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    The issue is the driver not paying...
  6. I'm 5'9 with a 32.5 inch inseam and ride the 54cm...

    I'm 5'9 with a 32.5 inch inseam and ride the 54cm LHT with 26 inch wheels. I did replace the stem with a 95mm adjustable one. I think the 54 or 56 would work for you, but you should definitely test...
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    You can also look at the Jamis Bosanova or...

    You can also look at the Jamis Bosanova or Bianchi Volpe. I believe both are steel framed as well. Jamis tends to give you a lot of bike for the money and when I rode the Aurora it was a very...
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    I agree they should use smaller vehicles to...

    I agree they should use smaller vehicles to service certain pathways. I just don't understand why the Police will leave this up to VDOT when it doesn't seem like an actual VDOT vehicle (like others...
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    Here's the sign: 388289 Here's the most...

    Here's the sign:
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    Here's the most likely VDOT vehicle (of what I could find):
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    Here is what the cyclist hit:
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    The used Trek you are looking at (depending on...

    The used Trek you are looking at (depending on condition) should be on par with the other bikes mentioned.
  11. Thread: Bike for commute

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    Will you be doing any other type of riding? When...

    Will you be doing any other type of riding? When I think of commuting I tend to think of comfort and utility so I probably could not offer much regarding particular bikes outside of my experience. ...
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    I do think a Cross bike would be a good choice...

    I do think a Cross bike would be a good choice given everything you mentioned. I am with others and think you should ride all the cross bikes you can find and decide which one you like best.
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    For my main commuting bike I have a pair of MKS...

    For my main commuting bike I have a pair of MKS Lambda pedals which are both wider and longer than the previous wellgo pedals I had. Since I ride in sneakers they are more comfortable due to the...
  14. I've got the Cycleware reflective leg bands ...

    I've got the Cycleware reflective leg bands and I like them better than the Velcro straps.
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    Go out and enjoy as much as you can (even in the...

    Go out and enjoy as much as you can (even in the rain). It's great that your wal-mart has and outside shop come in and put together the bikes. I've been a few places where whomever was on duty was...
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    Hopefully the change in tires will help. Tires,...

    Hopefully the change in tires will help. Tires, pedals, grips, and a saddle are the changes most of us make to improve riding experience. You can usually switch those components to different bikes...
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    Just to be on the safe side you might want to...

    Just to be on the safe side you might want to bring it to a bike shop to have them look over it to make sure everything is working properly. I am not sure about the wal mart you bought it from, but...
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    There is really no telling how long recovery will...

    There is really no telling how long recovery will take. When I first started there was a hill I would have to walk up some days depending on how I felt. After a while I could ride all the way up...
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    Statistically speaking aren't you most likely to...

    Statistically speaking aren't you most likely to have an accident within 3 miles of your home. Therefore you should go on longer rides ;) (or don't go home :D)
  20. Getting larger sized bikes on the "used" market...

    Getting larger sized bikes on the "used" market can be difficult so you will need to be creative. Look at craigslist, co-ops, pawn shops, or LBS with used bikes. I'm not sure of your disability but...
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    The 15, 17, 19 usually refers to the size of the...

    The 15, 17, 19 usually refers to the size of the bike. For example I'm 5'9 and ride a 19" Jamis Exile and a 54cm Surly Long Haul Trucker. Since you are 5'8 I'd think you would be sized close to the...
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    Budget wise it sounds like you will be looking...

    Budget wise it sounds like you will be looking for used bikes. I am not sure of your price range but looking at the Cedar Rapids Craigslist this caught my eye: Panasonic Pro touring 1985 bio pace...
  23. I know there was once a surly size google group...

    I know there was once a surly size google group which helped me choose a size. For reference I'm 5'9 and ride the 54cm size with 26 inch wheels. I did have to put on a shorter stem than what came...
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    What bike are you worried about the most if...

    What bike are you worried about the most if something happens? You mentioned a u-lock and a bike post so I am assuming you will be locking your bike up outside. If that is the case I would take the...
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    Are you shopping for you or a family? with the...

    Are you shopping for you or a family? with the panniers and milk crate on my bike I usually had enough room to buy groceries for the week when shopping for myself. For my bike I put reflective tape...
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