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Old 05-22-2011, 09:53 PM   #29
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If you do not use it, what is it's purpose?
Some people tailers, we collect bikes. The one I did not use was a collectors bike I sold to another collector for over 5x what I paid for it.

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Old 05-23-2011, 02:19 AM   #30
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n8andm, I didn't realize a sprung seat and tire choice (wider, softer tires) make such a huge difference to ride comfort. I also read that frame material may not be quite as important as I was thinking. Thank you for the information and link.

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Old 05-23-2011, 08:14 AM   #31
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n8andm, I didn't realize a sprung seat and tire choice (wider, softer tires) make such a huge difference to ride comfort. I also read that frame material may not be quite as important as I was thinking. Thank you for the information and link.
My bike has a shock absorber front end design and one in the seat post: both make for a much kinder ride. Also, be aware that frames are designed for people up to certain weights, so you will want to pick one of appropriate strength for your situation. A few extra dollars for comfort will make it more likely that you will actually use the bike more, and is I think, a good use of money

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Old 05-23-2011, 09:16 AM   #32
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This is the most comfortable bicycle you will ever ride, by far.

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The easy riding and comfort of our Giro Att recumbents have us riding distances and taking paths and tours that would be impossible with our standard bikes. We plan our trips with great bike trails and heads up sightseeing in mind.

A word about riding in auto traffic. We ride a couple thousand miles per year. There are too many people driving cars while texting, putting on makeup, reading, eating, arguing, did I mention texting, to risk sharing the road with them. You may be in the right, but you will stand no chance against a car wandering off the road, for whatever reason. Ride the designated trails, or rural roadways with wide shoulders (keep an eye on every approaching car with a good mirror). There are wonderful, scenic trails in all parts of the country.

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Old 05-24-2011, 05:36 PM   #33
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I rediscovered bike riding only because of discovering recumbents.

Best buy I ever made.

If it's too uncomfortable to ride it doesn't get used, simple as that.

I say forget "comfort" bikes, too tough on knees.

The Bechetta shown in the post above would be a fine choice IMHO.

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