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Finding a replacment for my old bike...

Old 10-09-10, 11:00 AM
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Finding a replacment for my old bike...

As mentioned in my intro thread, I used to ride a good bit back in the 1998-2002 timeframe. My old bike was a circa 1991 Schwinn Sidewinder 10-speed with a homemade sheetmetal CD player, cheap odometer, flashlight speedtaped to the frame for night rides, nice wide padded seat and addon gel cushion, and a rusty chain that skipped on occasion. It took years of abuse on golf cart paths and going up and down curbs and through puddles for 20+ miles a day, rain or shine, before finally rusting out in my garage the last few years. I had to scrap it last month

I'm looking to get back into riding, though I'm still not sure where to do it--the roads immediately around the house aren't that friendly to riding, and there aren't even the small but somewhat steep hills I had back home near Atlanta... coastal Georgia is pretty flat. I'm sure I'll find something, though.

Anyways, I'm looking for a bike similar to the one I had before; straight handlebars and decently wide tires (no really skinny ones). Seat's not a huge deal since I saved the one from the old bike, but a big wide padded seat would be nice for my big wide padded butt. Minimum is ten speed (are they even around anymore? everything seems to have 20+), and I don't need something too expensive.


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for flat coastal georgia, you can get a cruiser, or if you want something a bit more "ooomphy" a good hardtail with slicks should do the trick. go to as many bike shops as you can, test ride the bikes, get the one that feels best for you.
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