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Old 07-14-10, 08:08 PM   #1
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Salutations from Central TX

So back in college I had bought a used mountain bike, I don't remember the brand, and I sold it about a year ago because I didn't live anyplace I could use it (way out in the country, on top of a very steep hill). A few months later I moved back into town, and boy do I miss that bike! I really enjoyed riding with no hands; got to where I could go around corners and maneuver precisely.

The place where I'm living is pretty strung out with urban sprawl; I might be able to get to the post office or maybe a grocery store, but otherwise just want a bike again for the sheer pleasure of riding. I'm attached to the way a mountain bike feels even though I know it's not optimal for street efficiency. I also got into the habit of going on and off of curbs in college, consider that a vital urban skill, and I'm not sure a road bike should be used for that kind of thing.
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Welcome to the forums.

You may want to look into a hybrid for a bike. If you need to know more please feel welcome to check out the hybrids forum here.
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Welcome to Bike Forums, Kat013!

I agree that a hybrid might be able to fit your riding needs. You can attach bags and baskets to it no problem, and they are able to handle the load. Hybrids are a cross between mountain bikes and road bikes, with the larger wheel of a road bike but not as as skinny. You can also get tires for it that allow you to ride on a bit of rougher roads so you dont' have to worry about damage to the thinner tires of a road bike. Much lighter than a mountain bike, too!
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