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08-18-12, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By rrobinson

I would prefer more of a hybrid style. Where...

I would prefer more of a hybrid style. Where would the Nashbar SE Premium Ale fit in?
08-18-12, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By rrobinson

The Giant Escape 1 is a great bike. I have a...

The Giant Escape 1 is a great bike. I have a medium size and it fits me well (5'11", 29" inseam). It is a high quality, well made bike. So complaints. There are just times where I just want to get on...
08-18-12, 06:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By rrobinson

Single speed bike for an old guy?

I already own a nice hybrid (Giant Escape 1), but am looking for the simplicity of a single speed. I am an "old" guy (58) and looking to add my 2nd bike (N+1). My budget is $400-500 and I am...
08-10-12, 06:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,066
Posted By rrobinson

Is the Trek Soho a better bike? I know it costs...

Is the Trek Soho a better bike? I know it costs more than these two bikes together. Is it worth the price?
08-10-12, 05:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,485
Posted By rrobinson

That price is for the Soho Deluxe. I am looking...

That price is for the Soho Deluxe. I am looking at the single speed Soho S. However, if I could buy a Soho Deluxe for $850-900, I would jump on that price. Where are they selling for $850-900?
08-09-12, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,506
Posted By rrobinson

I have a Giant Escape 1 Hybrid for hills, etc. I...

I have a Giant Escape 1 Hybrid for hills, etc. I would like to get a single speed for the simplicity and not having to shift. Any thoughts on the Soho S?
08-09-12, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,485
Posted By rrobinson

Apparently, no one has any opinions on the Soho...

Apparently, no one has any opinions on the Soho bike??
08-09-12, 05:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,485
Posted By rrobinson

Trek Soho S

I am buying my first single speed bike, a used Trek Soho S. The price for this two year old bike is $350 and the bike is in excellent condition. Is that a decent price? Anyone using a Soho S? If so,...
08-09-12, 04:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,506
Posted By rrobinson

Trek Soho S - Price?

I am buying my first single speed bike, a Trek Soho S. The bike is used and priced at $350. Is that a decent price for an excellent condition 2 year old bike? Is the Soho S a good choice in single...
08-08-12, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,066
Posted By rrobinson

Are both Bike Direct and Nashbar reliable...

Are both Bike Direct and Nashbar reliable internet sellers? Is one better than the other?
08-05-12, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,232
Posted By rrobinson

Anyone?

Anyone?
08-05-12, 08:00 PM
08-05-12, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,066
Posted By rrobinson

Which bike - Nashbar Steel Commuter or Motobecane Cafe 8?

I am going to buy a good 8-speed internal hub bike and have narrowed it down to - Nashbar Steel Commuter or Motobecane Cafe 8. Both seem like good bikes to me and I am having the hardest time...
08-05-12, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 922
Posted By rrobinson

Which bike - Nashbar Steel Commuter or Motobecane Cafe 8?

I have narrowed my next bike purchase to either a Nashbar Steel Commuter ($399 + shipping) or a Motobecane Cafe Express 8 ($449 with free shipping). The bikes both have internal 8 speed hubs and are...
08-05-12, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,232
Posted By rrobinson

Motobecane Cafe 8 or Nashbar Commuter?

I am looking to add my 2nd bike and have narrowed it down to 2 internal 8 speed bikes - Motobecane Cafe Express 8 or a Nashbar Steel Commuter. Both look like great bikes (and are considerably lower...
06-03-12, 06:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 46,396
Posted By rrobinson

What does the N+1 Rule mean?

Being a newbie, I am kind of dumb. What is N+1?
06-02-12, 02:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 895
Posted By rrobinson

2012 SE Draft Lite for $150 - good deal?

I have an opportunity to buy a like new 2012 SE Draft Lite for $150. I am looking for my first single speed bike and this is all new to me. This is a pretty good price for the bike. Is the SE Draft...
06-02-12, 02:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 21,209
Posted By rrobinson

I have an opportunity to buy a like new 2012 SE...

I have an opportunity to buy a like new 2012 SE Draft Lite for $150 on craigslist. Is this a good price and a decent bike to buy??
06-01-12, 06:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 21,209
Posted By rrobinson

My budget is $300-400.

My budget is $300-400.
05-31-12, 08:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 21,209
Posted By rrobinson

Are there better choices in single speed bikes...

Are there better choices in single speed bikes than the Madison?
05-31-12, 04:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 21,209
Posted By rrobinson

No one has any opinions on the Madison? I guess...

No one has any opinions on the Madison? I guess it is not a very popular bike??
05-31-12, 05:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 21,209
Posted By rrobinson

Schwinn Madison - opinions?

I am considering buying a Schwinn Madison and have three questions:

1. Would this single speed bike be OK for someone who have not biked in 40 years? I recently got the "bug" after riding my...
05-30-12, 11:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,484
Posted By rrobinson

That is surprising - the book has great reviews....

That is surprising - the book has great reviews. How does this book put you to sleep??
05-30-12, 07:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,484
Posted By rrobinson

No hills to speak of. It is pretty flat in...

No hills to speak of. It is pretty flat in Binghamton, NY. I can buy the Madison for $275 at Amazon (sold by Nasbar). The problem is that it comes partially assembled and I am not sure how hard it...
05-30-12, 04:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,484
Posted By rrobinson

This is probably a crazy choice for a bike, but I...

This is probably a crazy choice for a bike, but I have been reading about single speed bikes and I am kind of obsessed with the Schwinn Madison. I like the idea of a single speed bike (takes me back...
05-29-12, 08:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,484
Posted By rrobinson

What books would you recommend? I ordered two...

What books would you recommend? I ordered two from Amazon - Just Ride and Cycling Past 50. I usually get a lot from books and would appreciate any recommendations.
05-29-12, 08:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,484
Posted By rrobinson

Right now, I plan on road biking for pleasure and...

Right now, I plan on road biking for pleasure and fitness. I loved biking 40 years ago and want to get that same feeling again. I hope to retire in 4 years (maybe less) and would like biking to be a...
05-29-12, 07:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,484
Posted By rrobinson

My local bike shop sells Specialized and...

My local bike shop sells Specialized and Cannondale (no used bikes). I have tried CL and am not finding much so far. I am located in Binghamton, NY. I do not know what kind of biking I will do. I am...
05-29-12, 06:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,484
Posted By rrobinson

Back after 40 years and looking for a good bike

My biking days ended when I discovered cars. Until that time, I was an avid biker. I recently turned 58 and got the biking "bug" after riding my brother in law's old hybrid bike from the 1980's. I am...
Forum: Introductions
05-28-12, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By rrobinson

Hello from Binghamton, NY

Hi. I was fortunate to find this great site and have read some really great posts. I just turned 58 and am returning to biking after a 40+ year absence. I got the "bug" about two months ago after...
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