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Old 04-21-17, 10:52 AM   #26
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BTW, I sent you a PM regarding a used bike.

Complete Allez E5 with Sora 9-speed for $1250 is about right...But, you can find used Allez's in good condition, less than 7 years old for half that. Just some food for thought.
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For an example:

Allez Specialized Road Bike - 56cm Frame - Mint Condition | road | Oakville / Halton Region | Kijiji

Not half the price, but two years old. Much better componentry.
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BTW, I sent you a PM regarding a used bike.

Complete Allez E5 with Sora 9-speed for $1250 is about right...But, you can find used Allez's in good condition, less than 7 years old for half that. Just some food for thought.
I'd be open to purchasing a used bike as long as I can get the right sizing for me! I have no problems with saving that much money, lol. Unfortunately, I'm unable to see your PM, until I hit 10 posts. I've bookmarked that used one that you've linked here and am going to contact him tonight. Thank you!
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What is your height? Here's the link from the PM:

2013 Giant TCR | road | City of Toronto | Kijiji
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I just hope my computer is not already irretrievably infected by your virus
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What is your height? Here's the link from the PM:...
I'm 5'8, or 5'9 if your my doctor, lol.

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You'd be looking at a 53, 54 perhaps, but depending on the geometry of the bike that 52 cm Giant I cited might just be your size.

Where are you located anyway?
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You'd be looking at a 53, 54 perhaps, but depending on the geometry of the bike that 52 cm Giant I cited might just be your size.

Where are you located anyway?
I live in London; I'm about an hour and a half away from Toronto. I see that Giant comes with the Shimano 105 groupset. I guess that's another perk of buying used! I'm going to check out the bike shop sometime this week and check out what sizing/style I'll be looking at for the handle bars. I'm hoping to make the purchase in the next week or two. The weather is looking great here for commuting!
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I don't know if this is legit, but here's another one that might fit you. Quite under priced for that bike. It's Mississauga so not quite as far a trip for you.

2014 Giant TCR | road | Mississauga / Peel Region | Kijiji

The used market is nowhere near as robust for bikes in London as it is in the GTA.
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Haha! I'm actually planning to be in Chicago this fall... I don't think that I can be so patient though! Yep, our dollar is pretty bad right now, but I'm about to check a few sources now; we'll see!
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Thread too long, didn't read....

Check out Urbane Cyclist on College Street, they're a dealer for All-City bikes and they have some pretty decent cross models.
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Canada eh? I live in the Shwa.
My own opinion is that a more upright posture will allow you to see more. Maybe you are lucky and get to ride lake O bike trail most of the way.
So in the spirit of the Toronto style commuter bike:
Opus Classico $550 CDN
Opus Zermatt less than $800 for sure and has disc brakes.
Both are about 33lbs with not fat tires and have fenders and racks.

There are a few other bikes in that segment. Most really good bike shops for that style are in Toronto but Bicycles Plus in Whitby does sell these commuters.
Urbane is a really good shop, Toronto has a few and kijiji is full of bikes.
There is also an ultra-light version of this bike on the site.

PS: bike reflector and light laws changed this year and I don't see much in the bike shops to allow compliance. Fines are up too.
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