Intro and buying advice for a casual cyclist



zzzzhjv456

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Hello there,

I'm new here and looking for buying advice.

I'm a casual cyclist, cycling for 2-3 times a week, mostly getting myself a bit of cardio and R&R in the process.
My old trustworthy Scott broke down, so here I am.
 

Chuckabutty

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Jun 21, 2018
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Hello there,

I'm new here and looking for buying advice.

I'm a casual cyclist, cycling for 2-3 times a week, mostly getting myself a bit of cardio and R&R in the process.
My old trustworthy Scott broke down, so here I am.
There are a lot of different types of bike so it's hard to advise you.
What's wrong with your old Scott that it can't be repaired? There's a ton of information on the Internet about how to do your own repairs, if you're mechanically inclined.

Here, in Florida, there are dozens of pawn shops with racks of used bikes. It's just a matter of picking one that suits your style, check it out to make sure it's rideable, and go with it.

I ride a fat bike with road tires, and I ride a hybrid. Two bikes because I like the change in the feel of them. My riding style is casual, too, but I ride every day, 8 miles every day and occasionally up to 20 + miles, but have ridden 35 miles. That's a bit hard at my age - 73.