Old 12-08-08, 09:00 PM
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The most important thing, the second most important thing and the third most important thing is fit. Which makes finding used bikes tough. Try the Trek. If it fits, you've got a bike. I wouldn't buy sight unseen until you know better what fits.

Tires are unpredictable. But one of the nice things you can do is get better tires when the old ones die.

You will be faster on the road bike, maybe not as much as you're hoping for, but give it time.

There are different kimds of clipless pedals. As a college kid, I'd suggest either staying old school, or getting spd. SPD shoes you can walk in.

Speeding is speeding, but you pretty much have to want a ticket to get one.

Frames don't break much. I see a lot of bikes on the road that over 30 years old.

Suggestions... take your time. Get a helmet. You prob need a 55cm or 56cm. But sizing isn't standardised, so a 55 from one company could stretch you out more than a 56 from another.
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