Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-01-05, 06:39 PM   #1
Teal
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
SOS! Buying Road Bike (new, used, how much etc..??)

Hello,
I looked at some similar posts, but still could use anyone's advice about buying a road bike...

I went to LBS and tried a few, one of which I really really liked (a Sequoia 'sport' road bike), then was faced with sticker shock as the saleperson had insisted on NOT telling me the prices in advance, even though I asked him and told him I was on a very tight budget and was new to biking.

Does anyone have any advice about buying new or used, which brands, what to look for, where to go in New York City or vacinity, and what I can expect for $? I don't want to go over 400-500... (but am realizing from other posts that this is probably unrealistic).
My amitions are to do day trips, but will probably end up doing most riding in Central Park or along the River.

Many thanks,
Teal
Teal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-05, 06:53 PM   #2
BikeLover24
Manitou ROCKS!!
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Greenwich, CT
Bikes: A Gary Fisher Marlin(Thank god for parents!)
Posts: 38
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The only advice I could think of is at that price a road bike might be a bit out of your leauge so I guess used would be better. Also try to get a GOOD lock, but this depends on were you live in NYC. Personally I would suggest a Kryptonite New York Lock,those things are UNBREAKABLE! Or so atleast I heard. But I don't think you need to go THAT extreme so just look around! Some LBS have used bikes so you can always check the others in your area.
BikeLover24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-05, 07:37 PM   #3
el twe
crotchety young dude
 
el twe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: SF, CA
Bikes: IRO Angus; Casati Gold Line; Redline 925; '72 Schwinn Olympic Paramount
Posts: 4,818
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Check classified ads, garage sales, used bike shops, thrift stores, flea mkts, etc...
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by CardiacKid View Post
I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
IRO Angus Casati Gold Line
el twe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:18 PM.