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How to Buy a                           Practical Bike                                Ignite Seattle #10	                  ...
Why bike?	       http://rst.gsfc.nasa.gov/Sect16/Sect16_1.html	       http://www.flickr.com/photos/frisse82	       http://w...
Qualityof life	    http://www.flickr.com/photos/a_ninjamonkey/	    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdot_photos
Key: comfort  fit	                       1.  seat height	                       2.  handlebar height 	                     ...
Key: practical tires	       ~1.25–1.75in or 32-45mm	                                    http://www.rei.com
Key:            low gears!	http://www.flickr.com/photos/jennieb
Functional accessories:              fenders and rack	http://www.publicbikes.com
Bikes: road racing	                  • light and fast	                  • aggressive posture	                  • narrow, h...
Bikes: mountain bike	                  • heavy suspension	                  • moderate to aggressive posture	             ...
Bikes: city or hybrid	                   • practical design	                   • upright posture	                   • mode...
Safety	http://www.rei.com	http://www.flickr.com/photos/thorstenator
Practicality	                  http://www.rei.com	                  http://www.twitter.com/yelahneb
Q: Where to buy?A: Budget	                      • Under $500, used                      bikes offer better value          ...
Used: $200-500 at LBS	                           Columbia City
New: $700+ at LBS	Free	Range	Cycles
Other Options: REI  Craig’s List	    • decent values	    • lots of support	                           • bike at all price ...
Stuff you dont need                  (to be)	                                               • lycra	                      ...
Non-profit                                      bike shops                                      support accessFix-it classe...
Summary	•  bars above seat	•  low enough gears	•  room for fenders	•  ~1.25-1.75in or   32-45mm tires	                    ...
• Test ride different bikes•Support Local Bike Shops•Have fun!	                      Questions? Feedback?	                ...
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How to Buy a Practical Bike, by Noah Iliinsky

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About twice a month, all summer, someone asks me for help or advice on buying a bike. Now, inspired by the famous Rob Gruhl, here's a talk that covers everything you need to know to buy a practical bicycle.

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How to Buy a Practical Bike, by Noah Iliinsky

  1. 1. How to Buy a Practical Bike Ignite Seattle #10 Noah Iliinsky @noahi http://www.flickr.com/photos/doublegrande
  2. 2. Why bike? http://rst.gsfc.nasa.gov/Sect16/Sect16_1.html http://www.flickr.com/photos/frisse82 http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffmcneill/
  3. 3. Qualityof life http://www.flickr.com/photos/a_ninjamonkey/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdot_photos
  4. 4. Key: comfort fit 1.  seat height 2.  handlebar height 3.  handlebar reach http://www.rei.com
  5. 5. Key: practical tires ~1.25–1.75in or 32-45mm http://www.rei.com
  6. 6. Key: low gears! http://www.flickr.com/photos/jennieb
  7. 7. Functional accessories: fenders and rack http://www.publicbikes.com
  8. 8. Bikes: road racing • light and fast • aggressive posture • narrow, high-pressure tires http://www.rei.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/nate_kate
  9. 9. Bikes: mountain bike • heavy suspension • moderate to aggressive posture • wide, knobby tires http://www.rei.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/gmeurope
  10. 10. Bikes: city or hybrid • practical design • upright posture • moderate tires • room for fenders • rack mounting points http://www.rei.com http://www.toyota.com
  11. 11. Safety http://www.rei.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/thorstenator
  12. 12. Practicality http://www.rei.com http://www.twitter.com/yelahneb
  13. 13. Q: Where to buy?A: Budget • Under $500, used bikes offer better value than new • Reasonable new bikes start around $700 http://www.flickr.com/photos/orcmid
  14. 14. Used: $200-500 at LBS Columbia City
  15. 15. New: $700+ at LBS Free Range Cycles
  16. 16. Other Options: REI Craig’s List • decent values • lots of support • bike at all price levels • some deals, some not • no support
  17. 17. Stuff you dont need (to be) • lycra • ironic moustache http://www.flickr.com/photos/teamtraveller • white male http://www.flickr.com/photos/iralifack
  18. 18. Non-profit bike shops support accessFix-it classes for everyone 14th and Main, near Jackson for everyone http://thebikery.org Repair and riding classes for kids S. Ferdinand St., Columbia City http://bikeworks.org
  19. 19. Summary •  bars above seat •  low enough gears •  room for fenders •  ~1.25-1.75in or 32-45mm tires http://www.rei.com
  20. 20. • Test ride different bikes•Support Local Bike Shops•Have fun! Questions? Feedback? @noahi http://www.flickr.com/photos/tzofia

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