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    Need Help Finding a Bike on the Internet

    I am 6'4.


    I want a road racer or road sport. ,but the Limit Price is $500.00

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    If you think you found a perfect bike for me. Please Put the Link in your post =).

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    New or used? You may be hard pressed to find something new.

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    It Can be New or Used

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    Have a look on craigslist.

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    Used... Craigslist or eBay.

    New... Bikesdirect would be my only guess around $500.

    Why do you have to buy it online?

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    Its probably cheaper

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabcasey View Post
    Its probably cheaper
    Bad assumption. Many bike shops takes rides in trade for new ones, and can offer great deals, plus the knowledge that goes along with getting one that fits you.

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    At 6'4", you'll play hell finding a bike on the used market. Patience is going to be your ally. You'll likely have the better chance on ebay for the sheer number of bikes offered there. But the prices can jump to stupid pretty fast on ebay when you only have $500, so watch that budget.
    Heres a tip: use esnipe.com and simply max your bid at $500 (including shipping) on suitable bikes. Dont sit waiting on auctions.
    Also, expect that your seat to stem length will require some fine tuning once you have a bike - big torso riders often have to play with this dimension.

    Try the LBS, but again, the size issue may be seen there, too. Craigslist is also another option, although it can be hit or miss, depending on where you live. Some areas have a lot of bikes, others are nearly devoid of them. Add that to your requirement for a maxi-sized frame and it could be a cycling desert on Craigslist.

    All said, considering your size, you will have to keep at it when shopping used.

    For $500 new, you'll likely have the best luck with BikesDirect.com, Roadbikeoutlet.com or Sportymama.com. Youll be getting a "generic," off-name bike. But dont worry, you wont know the difference between a "lesser" brand made in the same factory as one of the big names. Fact is, you'll probably get more for your money.
    Last edited by dahut; 07-31-10 at 08:35 PM.
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    Where are you located?
    '68 Raleigh Sprite, '02 Raleigh C500, '84 Raleigh Gran Prix, '91 Trek 400

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    http://muncie.craigslist.org/ no vincennes listing

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    Try finding a vintage bike seller in your area. Often if you find a good, reputable bike flipper. You'll get fair prices, and the money you spend there will go farther than if you spent it on a newer, modern bike

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    I think i am going to purchase Sportmama bikes. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...fvi%3D1&_rdc=1

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    The linked website said "2 sizes". I hope that one of them is 63cm or bigger. You wont find a better new bike for that price (same as sold by BikesDirect).

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