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I'm new to this board but I want to start riding a bicycle.
I never got confident with bikes as a kid, I was a giant pussy who avoided anything the least bit adventurous. I learned to ride (hardly) but never went on public roads.
Now, I'm 23, I want to start riding a bike regularly. I even rode for the first time in a decade when I was in Cambodia last year. Was scary but I did it.
I'm determined to fight my self-consciousness and try this. I hate having this secret feeling of shame and jealousy whenever someone mentions bicycles.
What's a good choice of first bike? I'll mostly be going to & from work, in urban areas. I want something safe and simple to ride, yet dignified and interesting. I have some money, I don't want a $50 piece of shit.
If I buy second-hand, should I have someone come and look at it with me first?
Are there any good resources out there for beginners? Last time, I found my feet would slip right off the pedals when I sped up.
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Hey /n/, can we start a custom fixie thread? I'll start.
I built her from scratch. All pretty cheap parts, totaling about $450, but so far, she rides great. I've been riding her for over a year with no problems. I ride brakeless, too. Let's discuss that.