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Old 11-20-10, 08:51 PM
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Hello from Iowa City, IA

Hello everybody. I currently do not own a bike but am planning to get one to commute to work and college. I prefer a 20 - 25 walk to college rather than take the bus or use my car. But, there are times when I feel like using a bike to commute. So here I am to learn more about bikes and hopefully make an informed decision on my bike purchase and the road there on.

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Old 11-20-10, 10:17 PM
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Welcome, Epidoc! The amount of money you have to spend is really your only limit. I'd recommend going over to a LBS (local bike shop), not a Wal Mart or sporting goods store, and get fitted for a bike. There they can also help you consider if you want a hybrid or road bike. Generally, hybrids are cheaper and more economical if you are just going to be commuting. Once you get more experience riding, you'll get a feel for whether you want a fast, aggressive road bike or not.

Just curious, is your username derived from Epidemiology Doctorate? I happen to be pursuing a degree in Epidemiology, so of course that's what came to mind.
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Originally Posted by mcjdeftones View Post
Welcome, Epidoc! The amount of money you have to spend is really your only limit. I'd recommend going over to a LBS (local bike shop), not a Wal Mart or sporting goods store, and get fitted for a bike. There they can also help you consider if you want a hybrid or road bike. Generally, hybrids are cheaper and more economical if you are just going to be commuting. Once you get more experience riding, you'll get a feel for whether you want a fast, aggressive road bike or not.

Just curious, is your username derived from Epidemiology Doctorate? I happen to be pursuing a degree in Epidemiology, so of course that's what came to mind.
Thanks for your suggestions, mcjdeftones. And yes, my username is indeed derived from "Epidemiology Doctorate"
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