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Re: New to cycling, advice on first bike

11 June, 2011 08:02AM
Cotterpin is dead right. Some ladies are OK on a "mans" bike but they are the exception rather than the rule. Conversely some men are more comfortable on a "ladies" bike.

I would also like to comment on another assertion by virtualgab. She says that it is best to start with a "cheap" bike. No problem with that but I don't think it a good idea to start with a "cheap" new bike. The things you see at a round £100 or less are dreadful things that don't work very well. They are heavy, uncomfortable to ride, have brakes that don't inspire confidence and gears that are too stiff to change. Not the thing to generate the confidence you are looking for. If you are on a budget then second hand is a better way to go but be aware, lots of the second hand bikes are cheap bikes that people have bought, found are horrible and are desperate to get rid of.
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New to cycling, advice on first bike

patamel 03 June, 2011 01:38PM

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patamel 03 June, 2011 09:41PM

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DocB 04 June, 2011 10:18AM

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