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Old 10-20-21, 10:25 AM
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Hello from Wichita

New to the hobby, hoping to find a good bike for myself!
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Old 10-20-21, 11:23 AM
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Hello and Welcome from a Texas Road Rider.

Start Cheap with a used bike.

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Old 10-20-21, 11:28 AM
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Hello from Vancouver (Canada). How are things in Wichita Kansas?
While I tend to agree with 10 Wheels above, have you had a look through any of the LBS' in Wichita?
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My First Road Bike was 25 years old. Paid $15.
Met a group and rode with them. Could get up to 28 MPH, But learned the reach to the handle bars was way to short for Me.

Found a New Bike my Size Rode it 39,000 miles.
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Originally Posted by bOsscO View Post
Hello from Vancouver (Canada). How are things in Wichita Kansas?
While I tend to agree with 10 Wheels above, have you had a look through any of the LBS' in Wichita?
Weather is beautiful for riding right now, hoping it will stay that way and I can find something I enjoy before it gets too cold.

I haven't, there's actually one down the road from where I work but I'm just concerned they might be out of my price range. With other hobbies I usually tend to find decent deals on FB Marketplace, but I think I'm over my head with how much complexity there is in choosing a bike that's a good fit for me. I should at least stop by and see what they recommend.
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Two years. I was Ready and did this Ride.

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Originally Posted by Gokou3036 View Post
Weather is beautiful for riding right now, hoping it will stay that way and I can find something I enjoy before it gets too cold.

I haven't, there's actually one down the road from where I work but I'm just concerned they might be out of my price range. With other hobbies I usually tend to find decent deals on FB Marketplace, but I think I'm over my head with how much complexity there is in choosing a bike that's a good fit for me. I should at least stop by and see what they recommend.
Yeah the weather here is starting to turn; a couple of nice days followed by 2-3 days of cold rain. Ahhh well.
Definitely go visit your LBS (or a couple if possible) to see whats available (including bikes/parts, the service department, or other things like organized group shop rides) and figure if you're comfortable with the shops staff as you may end up back there for service/repairs even if you get a bike off FB marketplace.
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Truly impressive 10 Wheels, I think 70 miles a day just might kill me even in 2 years time XD
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Truly impressive 10 Wheels, I think 70 miles a day just might kill me even in 2 years time XD
When I was Just 67 y/o and a Diabetic.
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
My First Road Bike was 25 years old. Paid $15.
Met a group and rode with them. Could get up to 28 MPH, But learned the reach to the handle bars was way to short for Me.

Found a New Bike my Size Rode it 39,000 miles.
thats a lots of miles Fred, happy feet
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I have been in Wichita once during a bike trip.
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