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Old 12-10-16, 09:34 PM
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Hi from AZ

Hi folks. New to the forum here. Just wanted to pick up some pointers. I am 6'4" and it seem most bikes do not fit my stature. I never realized bikes came in different sizes. To be up front, I am not looking to pick up another hobby. My pockets do not need another hole . I am mostly interested in being able to ride around the block with my growing kids (training wheels are off!!!!). I have enough hobbies to realize that some salespersons are not the most knowledge people to get advice from. I want to educate myself a bit before I go looking for new or new-to-me bicycle. While I probably won't contribute much, I do appresiate the advice and knowledge other members offer and have offered by writing posts and starting threads. Saying Hi and introducing myself is the least I can do.

Hi from AZ!!!


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Old 12-10-16, 09:47 PM
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Old 12-11-16, 01:11 AM
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Old 12-11-16, 06:44 AM
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Welcome aboard Gabe, great investment in your children by riding as they learn the ropes.

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Welcome! My advice is to browse craigslist and look at pictures of various adult bicycles. The easiest way to spot a bicycle that will fit you is to find one with a long "head tube" Just google "head tube" to see what I'm talking about. Even better, find a local group that rebuilds old bicycles. One I am familiar with is Free Ride Bicycle Collective in Pittsburgh. Do a Google search and check out their website. Their main interest is to get people excited to ride bicycles, not selling them a new bicycle like many local bike shops try to do. I recommend that you buy a well maintained used bicycle as your first bicycle. Then once you learn more about bicycling and know what you want you can sell the used one and then by a new one.
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Welcome to Bike Forums. Visit a few bike shops and talk to the owners about your budget, riding goals, etc, They will determine what size bike you need. If you see something you like thats in your budget then go for it. If not at least you'll know what size bike you need. Then you can browse craigslist.
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