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Old 04-26-07, 02:39 PM   #1
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HELP - I'm looking for a new bicycle.

I like to ride a lot, but I mostly ride in the city and on asphalte. I like mountain riding, but there's no such surfaces here.
This bike caught my eye, but it's a mountain bike, is it possible to ride it on asphalte? What will happen to the tires? Or is this just a stupid idea, and I should go for a road bike.
I like this bike, but i don't know if it's too small, I'm 6'3''. Should the sit and handles adjustment be enough.
On another page, i've seen for some bikes, different sizes for a lot of parts, including frame, to choose from. How will I ever know which sizes fit me. And most sellers don't have the option of choosing sizes, I think. So will I be stuck with a bicycle too small or too big?

Here's the bike I was interested in.

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Old 04-26-07, 09:15 PM   #2
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Hello biciklo--there are a lot of threads dealing with this sort of question, but very quickly:

Yes, it's possible to ride a mountain bike on asphalt. You can change the tyres to ones more suitable to paved surfaces.

The dealer should be able to order you a bike in the correct size. 6'3" is tall, but not THAT tall.

Where are you located?

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