Bike Shopping

Learning to ride a bicycle has been one of the most exciting things that has happened to me since the beginning or the year! I finally am able to cross this off my bucket list! WOO HOO! My fabulous teacher Jamie said that I need to keep on practicing if I want to start riding to and from work.

Since then, I have been obsessed with trying to find the “perfect bike”. I have been looking online to read reviews and sites such as http://www.bicycling.com/beginners. Another site I visited was http://www.timeout.com/london/shopping/how-to-buy-the-perfect-bike, it gives great practical information, but I need to learn more.

I check craigslist.com every day to see if there are any good deals (it’s rare). The Bike Shop just had a sale, but I know I am not ready for anything professional just yet. I googled “hipster bike” to research more about “fixies”. Urban Outfitters gives you an opportunity to order a custom fixie bike online and have it shipped to your house! Pretty cool huh?

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Im going to take my time to find “the one”, but in the mean time, do you have any recommendations on brand, where to purchase (online vs. local), and what color is your bike? Are there any must-have features (besides a helmet)?

This is my dream bike! it glows in the dark!

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When I googled “hipster bike” this video came up – I couldn’t stop laughing! Are there and good bicycle blogs that you may recommend? Im open to anything as I plan on traveling more and to see the world by plane and bike!

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2 thoughts on “Bike Shopping

  1. ugggz says:

    FYI – You’re never going to find THE one…you’re just going to keep adding new bikes to your stall =)

    Start off with something cheap/on craigslist that will help you figure out if biking is really for you. Naturally, you’ll know if and when you want to upgrade to something nice, or just sell.

    Experiment, then get something you really want!

  2. Nicholas Wagner says:

    I completely agree with Sir Uggz. The reason you can never have “the one” is because there are many activities to use a bike for (distance, commuting, mountain, cruising, etc) and most bicycles are designed for just one of these tasks. I would recommend either a cheaper mountain bike (you can always put slicks on it for commuting too!) or a hybrid (cross between a commuter and mountain bike). Both will give you an upright riding position and will help ease you into the wonderful world of self-propelled travel! It’s an exciting time for sure! Enjoy!

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