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    404776 Problem solved, and for less than a...

    404776

    Problem solved, and for less than a walmart bike as well. Just jacked the seat up and it seems fine. Nice disc brakes too.
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    to respond to a couple of things: i've been...

    to respond to a couple of things:

    i've been looking on C-list, i'm in queen anne's county maryland so we're looking at eastern shore and annapolis mostly although eastern shore like Ocean city is...
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    i'll look into nashbar, and i'm guessing BD is...

    i'll look into nashbar, and i'm guessing BD is bikes direct? if so i was looking at a couple of theirs, just didn't know how they compared to walmart-esque bikes.

    can i make a shorter framed bike...
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    i did the same thing and you're not wrong, but...

    i did the same thing and you're not wrong, but i'm starting at ~$500 and that's just too much for this purpose
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    Walmart Bikes

    I'm not good at searching, but i didn't see too much about this in this section.

    I know we're all big fans (myself included) of our LBS. I have a great bike that's fitted and a joy to ride.

    the...
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    i want to ride a 35 mile charity ride this...

    i want to ride a 35 mile charity ride this spring. got a lot to do to get there.

    i don't know how many miles i should expect to ride, this year saw me away from my bike for the majority of it, but...
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    test rode one and it was very comfortable. i...

    test rode one and it was very comfortable. i personally went with a road bike because it felt better for my back (weird, but sitting upright hurts my back more), but if it makes you want to ride it...
  8. got sick lost 10, got better gained it back, lost...

    got sick lost 10, got better gained it back, lost it again, then went out of town for thanksgiving and gained it back.

    now i'm down 13, so basically i wasted a lot of time seesawing when i could...
  9. i found that financial investment was a great...

    i found that financial investment was a great motivator to get out and ride more.
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    gotta do a little 6/7 month bump here. took a lot...

    gotta do a little 6/7 month bump here. took a lot of time off between moving, being out of town for work, and pneumonia which lasted a month (i can't think of a time i've felt worse for that long).
    ...
  11. so i rode to my lbs to get my bike checked up...

    so i rode to my lbs to get my bike checked up after the first month yesterday:

    5.05 miles @ 14.26 mph

    they told me it would probably take a day to get it back to me, so i had to ride back home...
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    just to chime in here, here's a link to the...

    just to chime in here, here's a link to the forbes article that covers some of these new studies. i believe there's links to other articles, because there's been a lot written about these points this...
  13. congrats on the new bike, looks awesome!

    congrats on the new bike, looks awesome!
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    i could see a non trued wheel rubbing somewhat...

    i could see a non trued wheel rubbing somewhat and making noises at the point where it's bent out towards gear side, but yeah i'm not sure with this explanation.

    either way, have fun riding and...
  15. i am taking this weekend off. my wife is in town...

    i am taking this weekend off. my wife is in town for a little bit and i have to pack up the house to get ready to move. i really pushed hard this week and reached my monthly goal so this will be my...
  16. since i'm newer and around your weight i'll pitch...

    since i'm newer and around your weight i'll pitch in my experience with riding increased mileage:

    i started off around the block a few times once a day. the first week i did 11 miles on 6 rides...
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    more knowledgeable guys will probably chime in,...

    more knowledgeable guys will probably chime in, but here's my 2 cents:

    if you love it and it fits, ride it and replace something when/if it breaks.

    these are the wheels that came with my...
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    seriously check out the trim feature. try...

    seriously check out the trim feature. try shifting the front gear and see if the noise goes away. i took mine into the shop for a "grinding" noise and they showed me that one click or half click...
  19. i actually started doing this a little and it...

    i actually started doing this a little and it actually helps my legs. whenever i start getting beat and coasting a little it gets a lot worse than if i just try to grind out a little sprint. i rode...
  20. bad weather yesterday, but it was beautiful today...

    bad weather yesterday, but it was beautiful today so i doubled up:

    5/23 morning: 12.33 miles @ 11.98mph
    5/23 evening: 13.26 miles @ 12.1mph

    MTD 115.27/110

    104.79% Complete

    this was my...
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    i love it, but i had to move to Minneapolis for...

    i love it, but i had to move to Minneapolis for work. i went to school at Ohio State so i'm familiar with the Midwest, but this winter was just too much. we got a foot of snow in April!

    luckily...
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    first hundred miles on the bike. 318713

    first hundred miles on the bike.

    318713
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    thanks, and glad you enjoyed Kent Island. I...

    thanks, and glad you enjoyed Kent Island. I actually grew up on the island and was living in Annapolis before i moved out to the midwest for work.
  24. so i completely slacked off last week: 5/16 5...

    so i completely slacked off last week:

    5/16 5 miles @ 12mph

    that was it. pathetic.

    i got back on the wagon this week so far though:

    5/20 10.12 @ 12.35mph
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    just needed to post: i finally broke the...

    just needed to post:

    i finally broke the double digit mileage barrier. it was sprinkling all day and i cut my early ride short, so i said screw it and threw on my water repelling hoody and went...
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