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Old 12-28-2012, 12:42 AM   #1
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Trying to break into cycling

I'm trying to find out if I'm going to enjoy cycling. I am not looking to commute, not looking to race, just looking to go out on a Saturday for a few hours. Please provide input and suggestions on bikes (low budget) and all around cycling suggestion.



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Old 12-28-2012, 01:00 AM   #2
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Ahhh yeah, you are kind of in the same boat I was when I started. I just wanted to ride some. Then once I did get out and ride, the cycling bug bit and changed everything.

Im not as well versed in what reasonably priced bikes there are out there so I will leave that for others to comment on. However, I would advise that you make allowance for the possibility that once you do ride, you will want to ride even more and perhaps plan for that.

You very first purchases (if you are certain you are going to purchase a bike) is the requisite safety gear, namely a helmet. If you plan to ride at night any you will need some lights. I would also consider some riding gloves and most certainly padded shorts.

There is probably more but that will get you started.

Oh, and welcome to the community.



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Old 12-28-2012, 01:28 AM   #3
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Age, weight, current athletic ability, flexibility and budget are all things I would ask about/assess when I worked at a bike shop.

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Old 12-28-2012, 01:40 AM   #4
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The answer is YES, you will enjoy it :-)

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Old 12-28-2012, 03:33 AM   #5
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/\ i agree but give your self a week to get adjusted to riding because your butt will be sore for a few days

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Old 12-28-2012, 10:17 AM   #6
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What's to "break into"? It's riding a bike. Think back to when you were a kid and riding your bike. Yeah, it's still just like that.


And never wear spandex.

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Old 12-28-2012, 01:31 PM   #7
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What's to "break into"? It's riding a bike.
LOL, I was going to say the same thing!

Basically you need to figure out "how" you are going to ride. Will this be on and off road or simply on road? With bikes, you tend to get what you pay for. Once you figure out how you plan to use it, you can make a determination on what you want from there.

As for spandex or lycra, well, that is debatable and depends on what you want to do.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:00 PM   #8
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Welcome, dk! +1 to Stormy's basic gear list. Helmet, gloves and padded shorts are the basics, for sure. While we need more info on the type of cycling you're looking to do, my off-the-cuff guess is you'd do well to check into a hybrid of some sort.

Please keep us updated!

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Old 12-28-2012, 02:18 PM   #9
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Not too much I can add to the list except a mirror to keep track of approaching vehicles if you ride on roads. Other than that, welcome to the forum!

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Throw a leg over the bike, sit, pedal have fun! Welcome to the two wheeled world!



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