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Old 07-29-19, 05:04 PM
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Depends, but if you ride enough. Sooner or later. You'll want a better bike. I see more younger women buying road bikes. Depends if just for exercise,, or for shopping.. Locking it up downtown in many places. If you can change a flat. Pump up the tires yourself. Just doing brake & deerailer adjustments. Buy yourself a Titaniam Lightspeed. Write me back in ten years.. Really bike mechanics stuff its nothing hard. Just need the right tools.
So starting from zero. No bike(s) in garage? nothing lying around? Find: aluminm rims Drop or Flat handlebars .A Roadbike with triple crank,,(buy) it. Non touring road bikes have gone to double cranks this year. Except for touring,, adventure bikes (Wide tires Drop Bars)__ were a few ten, years ago. Now more popular.
Friction Shifting bikes, Road Hybrid & MTB. Ended in 1985-87. Nothing wrong with them. The rear axle likey a freewheel. And the rear dropout, with between frames is narrower on old bikes. I say that. BECAUSE u might find a very hot deal. At thrift store, police auction, or garage sale bike. But trying to match wheels frames & axles … Just buying a new bike, would be an easier decision. Don't hug the curb, Pedal squares and use hand sicnals, cheers

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