Hello all. I am trying the bike thing so I don't have the gas Blues at the pump any more. I gleaned all i could from the forums and it seems I have picked the Kaluna Blue DOg and of course the Stanton friction drive as my starter bike. I plan commuting 17 miles a day to work and home. I also metal detect as well as geocache so this is the ultimate expression to do them both. Want to thank all you people for your inputting to this forum as it was my only source to truly make a decision.