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    more newbie commuter questions

    I mostly hang at the VRC forum, but I got the itch to buy a commuting bike. I little history first...I have been using my newly rebuilt Bontrager Privateer to commute 24 miles total for a few weeks now, but since the total distance to/from work is 48 mi, I have been driving half riding half. I would like to buy a bike specific for road/greenway riding, with the possibility to take it on longer day trips. SOOOO, my question is, with $1000 in mind for a budget, what should I look at buying? I am not in a rush to buy, I gotta talk my wife into it first!!!
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    Bianchi Volpe? Crosscheck? REI Randonee? Jamis Aurora? Low end Tricross? But if you like the oldies, why not look into a nice classic and even fit it up with modern drivetrain if you want?

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    Surly Long Haul Trucker.
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    If you're going to be commuting that far plus longer day trips, buy something that fits well and has the least amount of resistance.

    Can't tell you what kind of bike to buy without knowing your condition, road conditions, your size, hills, flats, age, sex, abstinence etc etc

    Once you get your bike, be sure to start a new thread asking what kind of tires you should buy.

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    I would suggest the Kona Phd or the Giant FCR1. As soon as my car is sold I will purchase the Kona Phd.

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    cross check, long haul trucker, or pacer all can be bought frame or complete (except pacer)

    i am assumeing that you want a steel bike, based on VRC.

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    This will turn your cranks and fit your budget

    http://www.masibikes.com/cycles/speciale_commuter.php
    Cheers, Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by dskunk
    This will turn your cranks and fit your budget

    http://www.masibikes.com/cycles/speciale_commuter.php
    I want those handlebars! They claim to be a Masi brand one, but usually they are just renamed. Anyone know what they are?

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    A fixte would be nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cazloco
    Once you get your bike, be sure to start a new thread asking what kind of tires you should buy.

    Caz
    That's just wrong... LOL
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