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Old 09-20-08, 08:40 AM   #1
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what to buy advice.....

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I am just getting into doing some long distance cycling and am ready to invest in a trustworthy bike that will take me far-but I know little and am in need of some advice, what to get and where to go. can anyone help me???
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Old 09-20-08, 08:45 AM   #2
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You need to be more specific, like what kind of riding have you done, want to do and what are you looking to spend.

Also, how can we tell you where to ride if we don't know where you live?

All I can give is general information. Local cycling clubs are always a good idea and if there's a randonnuering organization it nearby you can contact them as well for places to ride. A lot of times cue sheets are online and you can ride all or part of a brevet route, which are typically very scenic and very hilly.
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I've ridden one brevet and saw quite a variety of bikes: racing road bikes, touring road bikes, a hybrid, and a recumbent, so based on that experience I'd say if you have a bike available that can handle a long ride with a group then just go and see what you like about the other bikes on the ride. I think it's one of those things that you won't know what you want until you've done it.

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reply what to buy advice

i am a 80 kgs guy & my doctor has adviced me to drive cycle as much as possible in a day & so im lookin for a good cycle so that i could be comfortale in doin my cyclin & would be able to lose ma weight as soon as possible

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any comfortable bike will do - on a recent brevet i saw everything from regular road bikes (steel, carbon), fully-faired recumbents, and even a folder!

in the end, LD mostly comes down to your mental strength, and some physical ability. the bike is 3rd on the list i think.

(unless you're doing hill-climbing races, that would requrie a light bike)
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for instance i just got a new surly pacer and love it.

not the lightest bike, but a good deal!
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