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Old 04-29-09, 03:00 PM
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I wrote this today also, in response to an article about choosing the right bike:

"Weight of the bike is not the only issue. The author sounds like she got her information from a 'Roadie', who rides lightweight racing bikes.
Choosing the right bike involves more decisions. First, the bike has to be the right size for the rider, and handlebars and seat have to be adjusted for the best fit.
Second, there is no one bike that is right for all uses or rides. I would suggest getting more than one bike, example:
a. Comfort or Hybrid bike
b. Mountain bike
c. Recumbent bike
d. Cargo "utility" bike
e. An Electric Bicycle

This amounts to a "stable" full of bikes (to use horse jargon) . Choose the right one for the job. The bikes I listed are the donkeys, mules and oxen of the bike world. The racing road bikes are the thoroughbreds and are more expensive, perhaps too expensive for the novice."
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