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Old 04-09-08, 01:55 PM   #1
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Wink NYC LBS Recommendations

I am looking to get back into riding after 2 herniated disks. Looking for something slightly more upright, but need to test-ride some bikes to see how the back handles the strain. My budget is under $1,000 and I want a generator hub. I don't mind doing some upgrades to a stock bike, but would like to stay in budget.
I did about 100 mi/wk back in my mid-twenties, but due to other life requirements, will likely use my bike for commuting, trips to the grocery store, general fun riding with my wife (<40 mi) and CV exercise.
I would love some recommendations for good LBS's in the Brooklyn - Manhattan area which will not give me a hard time about test riding. I have a nice LBS, but they don't really carry any inventory in the store. Good people, but a very small store. I am going to test-ride a Jamis commuter 3.0 from there, but I would like to keep my options open in case I am not sold on it. I was also considering a Surley Long Haul Trucker and have looked at the Breezers and Bianchi on the net.
Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Old 04-09-08, 02:01 PM   #2
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are you sure you posted in the right forum? Might get some better responses if you post in the appropriate regional forum.

As to the LHT, if you go to Surly's website and look under their dealer information, they list a few NYC bike shops that carry Surly bikes,
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thanks - can do
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