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Old April 4th 07, 01:27 PM posted to rec.bicycles.marketplace
1st.Spirit
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I joined this group in hopes of learning about bikes ... so as to
purchase one. I know nothing of purchasing a bike. I understand the
concepts of road & off-road & trail & dirt ...etc. But do not know
what that means as far as the different styles of bicycles -- other
than the tires are different.

Please direct me to a group or web address where I can learn about
bikes and bicycling -- and most importantly how & where to purchase.
I have never purchased a bike before -- have ridden ... but not
purchased. I am female & 50's & live in Virginia.

Thanks,
SHiRL

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Old April 5th 07, 12:58 AM posted to rec.bicycles.marketplace
Mike Hamilton
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Go to your local bicycle shop and they will give you the lowdown. Then
go to another one to get a second opinion.

Mike

1st.Spirit wrote:
I joined this group in hopes of learning about bikes ... so as to
purchase one. I know nothing of purchasing a bike. I understand the
concepts of road & off-road & trail & dirt ...etc. But do not know
what that means as far as the different styles of bicycles -- other
than the tires are different.

Please direct me to a group or web address where I can learn about
bikes and bicycling -- and most importantly how & where to purchase.
I have never purchased a bike before -- have ridden ... but not
purchased. I am female & 50's & live in Virginia.

Thanks,
SHiRL

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Old April 5th 07, 05:12 AM posted to rec.bicycles.marketplace
Dan H[_14_]
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There has a bunch of books at the library. I know because I read some of
them.



1st.Spirit Wrote:
I joined this group in hopes of learning about bikes ... so as to
purchase one. I know nothing of purchasing a bike. I understand the
concepts of road & off-road & trail & dirt ...etc. But do not know
what that means as far as the different styles of bicycles -- other
than the tires are different.

Please direct me to a group or web address where I can learn about
bikes and bicycling -- and most importantly how & where to purchase.
I have never purchased a bike before -- have ridden ... but not
purchased. I am female & 50's & live in Virginia.

Thanks,
SHiRL



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Dan H

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Old April 5th 07, 01:18 PM posted to rec.bicycles.marketplace
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Default Seeking avenue to learn about bikes & bicycling

On Apr 4, 6:27 am, "1st.Spirit" wrote:
I joined this group in hopes of learning about bikes ... so as to
purchase one. I know nothing of purchasing a bike. I understand the
concepts of road & off-road & trail & dirt ...etc. But do not know
what that means as far as the different styles of bicycles -- other
than the tires are different.

Please direct me to a group or web address where I can learn about
bikes and bicycling -- and most importantly how & where to purchase.
I have never purchased a bike before -- have ridden ... but not
purchased. I am female & 50's & live in Virginia.

Thanks,
SHiRL


Go to a few local bike shops, talk to them. Let them know early on you
are there for an education, not necessarily to buy at that moment. If
they whine and say 'buy this now', go somewhere else. Look for
somebody other than a young kid to talk to.

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Old April 5th 07, 01:33 PM posted to rec.bicycles.marketplace
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On Apr 4, 8:27 am, "1st.Spirit" wrote:
I joined this group in hopes of learning about bikes ... so as to
purchase one. I know nothing of purchasing a bike. I understand the
concepts of road & off-road & trail & dirt ...etc. But do not know
what that means as far as the different styles of bicycles -- other
than the tires are different.

Please direct me to a group or web address where I can learn about
bikes and bicycling -- and most importantly how & where to purchase.
I have never purchased a bike before -- have ridden ... but not
purchased. I am female & 50's & live in Virginia.

Thanks,
SHiRL


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