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    I need tips on where to find a good deal

    I Have been trying to find a bike for a week or so now on my local craigslist, I am a broke college student so im looking in the 300 or less range, just want something decent to ride the park trails with. In my research for bikes I come across people saying they got the bike im looking at for 10 or 15 bucks, where as the person on craigslist wants 150 200 dollars, am i just missing something or is there a better place to find a good bike? Ive tried pawn shops before with no luck so If anyone can enlighten me with just some tips where to look. I do live near Austin and I have a feeling i will just end up going over there, so if anyone knows of any good places in Austin please let me know.

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    Just be patient. All deal will come your way.

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    Stolen bikes, resold, are both a Good and a Bad deal at the same time.

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    I was at my bike co-op yesterday, and they had an old Bianchi converted to FG/SS for $240 and a nice, old Norco road bike for $275. All tuned up and ready to go. For $300, you should be able to find something if you look in the right places.

    (I'm glad the Bianchi was too big for me, or I would've bought it—I have too many bikes already.)

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    Quick google pulls this up- http://bicycleaustin.info/eqp/usedbikes.html

    Even quicker glance makes me think there's a lot of good information there.

    Also, check back at these two:
    http://austin.craigslist.org/search/...inAsk=&maxAsk=
    http://austin.craigslist.org/search/...inAsk=&maxAsk=

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    Also try Ebay, limited to your area, so you can pickup and avoid shipping $.
    I got a couple of nice hybrids for $30 each that way !
    Lower priced bikes are hard to sell on Ebay due to shipping costs being a high percent of the total, so if you can find some locally, you might get a good deal.
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    I recently got a Raleigh Gran Sport 10 speed for free and a Peugeot PH19 Mixte for $15.00. That's the good news. Bad news, I look at C-list 4-5 times a day and scan for bikes constantly. My dad scored the Raleigh. Really good deals on bikes seem to come along only a few times a year. Both bikes needed to be completely stripped down and refurbished. That's what a 30 year old cheap or free bikes needs

    $300 is a realistic budget. A good hardtail MTB from the 90's is the best bet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hamiltonian View Post
    I was at my bike co-op yesterday, and they had an old Bianchi converted to FG/SS for $240 and a nice, old Norco road bike for $275. All tuned up and ready to go. For $300, you should be able to find something if you look in the right places.

    (I'm glad the Bianchi was too big for me, or I would've bought it—I have too many bikes already.)
    There are tonnes of overpriced SS and FG conversions on Craigslist every time I look. It drives me insane.

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