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Some advice to get you a little closer to an answer: Think about what kind of riding you want to do, and on what kind of roads/trails. Just smooth paved roads, or some dirt/gravel trails in parks ? If you want to ride on all kinds of surfaces, I would recommend a bike that can use tires at least 35mm wide. You can get different/wider tires later, but ...


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You should visit your local bike shop with non-commissioned staff. Bikes are like cars and WILL require service after sale. You should start by picking a bike shop and establishing a relationship. A good bike salesman should be able to take what you are willing to spend, how and where you plan to ride and translate that into a good choice from their ...


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Newer frames tend to have serial numbers as a sticker rather than a stamp because it is cheaper. Having a stamped serial # or a sticker has almost nothing to do with the quality of the bicycle.


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It would be GREAT if you could try both, as several people mentioned here. Or if the shop can provide bike-fitting with an expert, that would be excellent. In general theory is not always right when it comes to bike sizing, you have to try by yourself. In all cases, here are some notes: Assuming that it doesn't differ with you which 'mode' you want to ...


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A couple of years ago we had a new seat tube fitted to my wifes bike (a 20 year old Claud Butler Lady Dale) after it sheared where it joined the top tube - this was on a step through frame. Fortunately we live close enough to Roberts, one of the few frame builders in the UK, to be able to deliver it. I had to strip the frame for them and it cost about £150. ...


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Dawes Galaxy? Looks like an older model - so a good quality touring frameset - possibly Reynolds tubing. Anyway, what price do you put on sentimentality? I'm not sure where the idea of long seatpost comes from as the picture doesn't show it. But if you are UK based a company like Argos cycles can easily fix that frame for you. Its a welding job - so the ...


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I am going to get beat up for this but steel frames don't fail catastrophically. Pull that post. If the end of the post is in the middle of the crack then look for a longer post. Get a seat post that extends at least 2" below the bottom of the crack and ideally 4". The post reinforces the frame. Mark the two ends of the crack. If the crack grows ...


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Honestly, how much did this bike cost? It looks to be at least 30 years old, judging by the tire and brakes we see in this picture, and even when it was new, I doubt it was worth repairing this kind of damage. The cost of repairing it would be far in excess of buying a new bike. Now, if you'd spent $1500 on it, even 30 years ago, well, maybe it's worth it. ...


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It's hard to tell from the photo ( is that large vertical streak said crack? ), but if your frame is cracked, don't use it. Riding on a cracked frame is risky as it could result in a catastrophic failure / injury / death. It looks like that's probably a steel frame, so find a local frame builder ( not your buddy who's handy with a welder ), and depending on ...



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