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 08-29-12, 11:56 PM   #1
Xeunieus
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Texas
Bikes:
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Xeunieus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-12, 12:01 AM   #2
LatinImagexx
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just be patient. All deal will come your way.
LatinImagexx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-12, 12:38 AM   #3
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Bikes: 7
Posts: 18,829
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 220 Post(s)
Stolen bikes, resold, are both a Good and a Bad deal at the same time.
fietsbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-12, 07:29 AM   #4
hamiltonian
Senior Member
 
hamiltonian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 166
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.)
hamiltonian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-12, 08:20 AM   #5
IthaDan 
Senior Member
 
IthaDan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Ithaca, NY
Bikes: Click on the #YOLO
Posts: 4,871
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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=
__________________

Shimano : Click :: Campy :: Snap :: SRAM : Bang
IthaDan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-12, 08:35 AM   #6
Homebrew01
Senior Member
 
Homebrew01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ffld Cnty Connecticut
Bikes: Old Steelies I made, Old Cannondales
Posts: 19,562
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 51 Post(s)
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.
__________________
Bikes: Old steel race bikes, old Cannondale race bikes, less old Cannondale race bike, crappy old mtn bike

Last edited by Homebrew01; 08-30-12 at 08:43 AM.
Homebrew01 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-12, 08:40 AM   #7
Flying Merkel
Senior Member
 
Flying Merkel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Costa Mesa CA
Bikes:
Posts: 2,639
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
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.
Flying Merkel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-12, 09:19 PM   #8
LarDasse74
Guest
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Grid Reference, SK
Bikes: I never learned to ride a bike. It is my deepest shame.
Posts: 3,769
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
LarDasse74 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 03:14 PM.