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Old 12-10-07, 10:35 PM
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Just moved and need a new bike

Hello, I just moved to the Galleria area, about one mile from Memorial park. I have a piece of junk bike but it fell apart on me yesterday. I was really enjoying my rides in Memorial park but now I want to invest in a more serious bike but the more I look the more I become confused on what to get.

I like riding around the city also but I noticed not all the side walks are complete around here, so I have to jump curbs from time to time. I wouldn't mind taking the bike on some minor trails either. My concern is that the Trek Fitness may not be adequate enough?

Any help would be great.
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Old 12-11-07, 10:34 AM
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We need a bit more info Philip. How much do you want to spend? What do you want to do with the bike? Do you want a commuter that can handle trails? Do you want to do any rallies, group rides and/or road riding? How much experience do you have on a bike and what is your fitness level?
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Old 12-12-07, 09:57 AM
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Welcome to the forum and to Houston! Look out for the indigenous subspecies of motorists known as Houtards! (As opposed to the less threatening Houstonians ) And, yes, tell us more about what type of riding you want to do. The good thing about Houson is that it is flat, so high-end shifters are not a priority.
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No problem, well I don't see myself doing the MS150 anytime soon. I lived in the Cypress area for years, so riding to local stores wasn't much of an option, but now I see myself commuting to stores and work. Target is just 6/10 of a mile and work is about one mile. I like the idea of riding around town but I also want to take some short trips for exercise.

If I do any of road trails, they will be light, like the blue trails. I see most of my problem being the fact the side walks are broken in places and I will have to hop off and onto curbs from time to time. I was at Bike Barn yesterday and also liked the Globed made by Specialized.

Do you think I need front forks?

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Old 12-18-07, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Philip C

Do you think I need front forks?

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Yes, unless you want to ride a wheelie 100% of the time!
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You may want to take a look at a cyclocross, might not be for you but mine makes a great city bike for me.

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The Globe looks like a good choice for you. I also like the 9-2-5 by Redline, but this is a single speed bike.
https://https://www.redlinebicycles.co...bikes/925.html
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Originally Posted by Rex G
Yes, unless you want to ride a wheelie 100% of the time!
Opps let me rephrase that,
"Do I need a bike with front shocks?"


I've been riding my buddies Scott, it has front shocks and I'm thinking they are more of a plus now. What is yall's opinion on front shocks for just everyday riding?

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The 925 looks like a nice bike, but I'm thinking multi-gear selection is a must? I know its only Houston but I have a small hill to climb coming right out of my apartments. I also like to be in a lower gear when waiting at red lights.

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Old 12-24-07, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Philip C
Opps let me rephrase that,
"Do I need a bike with front shocks?"


I've been riding my buddies Scott, it has front shocks and I'm thinking they are more of a plus now. What is yall's opinion on front shocks for just everyday riding?

Philip
It's all in your personal preference. I prefer a rigid fork, but then my MTB gets fewer miles than my other bikes, so to me, it feels a little odd sometimes. I work with a guy who says he'll never ride another bike without full suspension.

Without having a lot of hills, the extra weight shouldn't be much of an issue. If you decide later that you don't like the shocks, rigid forks are fairly cheap, so just switch them out and put the other fork on ebay.
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