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    the uncarved block openmindedgent's Avatar
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    Would this bike make it across the country?

    http://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/549236639.html


    should I get this bike or keep looking?

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    http://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/531407876.html

    wait this one is even better

    a lot of people on crazyguyonabike.com use a giant cypress and I see why... best of all biking worlds

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    How tall are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert_in_ca View Post

    yea i saw this guy today and it is pretty badass but he describes it as being a medium size fram, I am 6'1" and 185lb so I need something tall and sturdy

    thanks though

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    I can't say on the bikes- but it strikes me funny to ask about a bike making it across the country when the manufacturer calls it a "cross town" bike!

    (Seriously, I suppose a lot of cheapo bikes could make it across the country in the right circumstances- it would help to have a good many miles on it before you started to iron out any problems).
    "be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."

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    Here's more

    http://easternshore.craigslist.org/bik/559530224.html
    http://charlottesville.craigslist.or...569399144.html
    http://charlottesville.craigslist.or...534811397.html

    Basically you want either something steel, or if aluminum, preferably a Cannondale.

    The Giant that you posted might not be a bad choice if you aren't going heavy loads. I would think one of the Cannondales I posted has better components.

    Make sure whatever you get, it's got a small chainring up front, the smaller the better, 22 or 24 tooth would be preferable, and the rear cassette have at least a 32 tooth low gear on the back, or 34.

    Try all these bikes out and see what fits you the best.

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    Thank you for the help Robert, I will post a picture of a frame I think will be mine soon, its a Cannondale police-grade urban hybrid frame, fork, and bottom bracket. I fell in love with it when I saw it and now I just need to borrow 100 extra dollars from a friend to own the beauty.

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