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    Would need help buying a New bicycle

    Hello Folks good day to all

    This last few days I have been very active asking billions of question about buying an used bike. in the end turns out I would need to pay ~300 euros total just to modernize a bit. So I will test drive soon this new bicycle I mean the USED one I just wanted to put a sti shifter on it and would cost 150 just for that, eventually I could if think right, take out all the derailleur stick the channel were I prefer, reduce the chain length, and than I could have a mono gear bike, don't know if it works .


    Than came up a friendly forum user and gave me 2 links for used bike with already sti shifters.

    Rennrad, Marke Bulls, Modell 105, RH 60 cm in in Lorsch | eBay

    Bianchi Rennrad - komplett Campagnolo | eBay

    Lol the last one its already over... shame nobody bought, quite expensive as well...

    Ok Nevermind, I than was wondering if purchasing a bike like this one --> http://www.amazon.de/KS-Cycling-Fahr...ywords=fahrrad

    brand new would be better ? I don't know this kind of bikes I always used mtb because I lived on a farm... but than would be 160 more from the used Peugeot one.

    Any one is welcome to give his opinion for example even a bike you guys think it would be better to buy my Top top maximum budget would be 350 but I would prefer 300 ~ 320 (Or just encourage me to purchase the peugeot and make mono gear) I don't know Help me out guys

    thank you very much all for the time you according me

    EDIT: I went to the meettig with this old peugeot bike, the seller had replaced a lot of pieces I rided like 10m but was to short I couldnt control the bike my hands were to close...

    I am asking myself now, If a Racing bike would be adapted, I mean I really love how they look but confoort...
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    Some things to consider

    My German reading ability from decades ago is not so good (now non-existent). I can't read the advertisements but from the pictures of the bikes you have been considering they were pretty good. If you are considering a road bike, the first thing you ought to do is to visit a bike shop and find out what frame size is right for you. A lot of people who list their bikes on eBay don't list a frame size . Ask them to measure the distance from the center of the crank to the top of the frame tube just below the seat. That's the standard way to measure a frame size. You can then consider only the bikes that fit you and not waste your time on ones that are too small or too big. It is nice having a brand new bike but you get a lot better bike for the same money if you carefully choose a used bike.

    If you are familiar with bike components then deciding if a bike is worth the Euros ($ here) is pretty easy. I look at two things - the weight of the bike and the quality of the components. The lighter the better. The one you looked at with Shimano 105 components is very good. It's not the most expensive in the Shimano component line but way above mediocre and just below the most expensive. Why on earth would you consider taking a bike with expensive components and strip it down to a 1-speed? They call them "fixies" on this side of the pond. It is nothing more than the track bike of the 1970s. I'm old enough for my first bike to be an American made Schwinn one-speed. I look back on those days and wonder how I ever rode it. If you are going to ride in an area with hills, having the ability to change gears is highly desirable.

    Good luck. PS your English is impeccable

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    A problem buying a bike on ebay is the question of fit.

    Unless you get very lucky there's a good chance the bike won't be as comfortable as it should be.

    No shop locally sells used bikes?
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    There is many things I apreciaty with bicycles, one I apreciate the most is how people are friendly, welcoming, and helpful. Thank you Vegas thank you ahsposo.
    I meet a guy this afternoon to see this bike he had changed the brakes tires and a lot of little stuff was on excellent condition, I drove like 10 m. almost fell xD My hands were so close I couldn't control, this bike was definitely to small I went to some bike shops then but they are putting excessive prices for rubbish...

    The most hilarious its that my GF came to me this afternoon and said that her dad had a really old bike and could be mine... I wasn't expecting nothing at all so wen I see this bike its a very old bike with internal gear hub very solid I find it quite beautiful and the most fun about it, its that her dad rided like 2km so its kind of new. I made a massive clean, and its shining like a mirror, I will take a test drive tomorrow and see if its really necessary to purchase another one. My biggest fear now its getting stolen if I would buy such a eye catching bike, and I am scared as well that is the worst pain in my life on the comfort level and if this kind of bike cant take any little whole on a bad pavement without having to change a super high tech aero wheel for 100 and some

    So just a quick resume if I understood right the Bulls 105 would be unbelievably better than the brand new Ks cycling bike at 309 ??

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    As I said, I don't read German so I can't read the advertisement In general, you get a lot better bike if you buy a well cared for used bike over buying a brand new one. You do not get a warranty on a used bike and any warranty does not usually transfer to a new owner. The Shimano 105 components are very fine quality. I had a Shimano 105 rear derailleur on an Australian recumbent trike. I replaced it only once in 42,000 km.

    When you get enough posts to add a picture put one here. It would be interesting to see what you have been given.
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    Yes, post a picture!
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    Hahaha That would be a pleasure I will take tomorrow morning some pics wen I wake Up around 16:00 and post here, Its nothing really exceptional, I finished the fixing this afternoon its a funny bike to ride I don't find the brakes safe enough, I took like really long to brake, Its kind of German go forwards rear brake...

    Its kind of late I did a quick google translate from the 105 bike its not 100% accurate but fits quite good.

    Racing bike from Herstelle Bulls, type 105


    Very good erhalenes race bike in the frame height 60 cm (for riders with about 1.85 to 1.95 m in height).
    Complete Shimano 105 Equipment (brake, derailleur, wheel hubs). Top condition, without any defects. Total catenary about 2500 km. Braking and circuit without flaws. No dents or falling over. Lenkerbad very well maintained and clean. Tires are Continental brand tires.
    Details: Shimano 105 Front 2 triple crank (52-39) Rear 9 speed cassette 12-23
    Details according to pictures. Bike can be viewed in like 64653 Lorsch and sample hazards.
    Another quick edit about the 105 the seller says its for approximately 1,85m people to 1,95 I am 1,83 ~ 1,84m, And apparently I would need a bike 59 would this 1cm mater or its almost 100% guaranteed this bike would fit me like a glove ==?
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    Ok here are some pics of this new used bike, its really simple and have integrated gears hub, the previous owner bough this like 20 years ago, used 4 times (around 8 Km) and nothing more, I drove a bit yesterday it is a really confortable bike, the trouble is that the rears brake are actually on the pedals i need to pedal backwards to brake I did some emergency tests stop and took me really really long soo yea not so sure about this



    Just click to zoom LoL

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    That bike is amazing! It looks like out of 1980's. With 26inc wheels. Cool rig!
    I you are still looking for a road bike I'd say the Bianchi is better. The Campagnollo groupo is probabky a Chorus but stil its campy. The 105 groupo is also a good one.
    Jusy to demonstrate the theory that used bikes are better for your money. I ride a 1990 bianchi, it weight 24 pounds and is made of steel. For the price I've paid I get a department store bike with inferior components and alluminum frame that weight about 30 pounds.
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    Thx Zenith, I will try to snipe the eBay the 105 offer I am scared because the bike has 1cm extra

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    All you have to do is figure out what kind of brakes are compatible with that bike.
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    Hum not sure I got it what the thing with the brakes

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    I know everyone understands that you need to install a brake lever on your handlebars to install a brake but all you have to do is use something slippery like Pine Sol to take off the grips. Like you take a screwdriver or something and lift the end of the grip and put a drop in. You twist several times and add another drop. After it finally slips off you can wash it off with dishwash detergent.
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    Before you buy unneeded parts

    I took a look at your pictures before reading your text. The 3-speed rear hub is a SACHS Torpedo. You will need to keep the SACHS Torpedo shifter. It is designed to match the rear hub and the exact amount of shift cable pulled with each shift. You can not replace it with any other shifter. SACHS disappeared more than a decade ago after being bought out by new owners and being renamed SRAM. SRAM makes a lot of the components used on current bikes (including my 2013 Catrike 700 recumbent trike). The SACHS hubs had a great reputation for durability and long life as long as they were properly adjusted. I wouldn't be overly concerned by the poor braking. You do not need new brake levers. Any rubber brake pads that are decades old get hard and don't stop very well. You should be able to find replacement brake pads at any bike shop for a few Euros. Here's an example of what you are looking for: Quad Bicycle Brake Shoe 35mm B/O X Cut Black. I had side pull brakes on a very expensive road bike from the early 1970s. The bike stopped just fine when the pads were good. Since the bike is really old, you should consider cleaning and lubricating all of the bearings. You can find instructions on YouTube if you look there. The last thing is the Torpedo hub. It also has grease inside. If the grease gets hard, the bike will not shift easily. If there is a place to add oil, you should add a few drops of light oil. I have taken apart hubs like the Torpedo to clean out the old grease and to lubricate them. It is not a good idea unless you have instructions on how to reassemble it. You might look here: Fahrradteile SACHS SRAM It is in your native language.

    The rest of the bike is a curious mix of components. Most bikes I see don't have fenders and almost none have chain guards. The handlebars are tourist bars. I'm curious what the bike weighs. You can figure out the weight using a bathroom scale. First weigh yourself and then weigh while holding the bike. The difference is the weight of the bike.

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    Fichtel-Sachs group was bought out by The SRAM corporation , and all the German Production machinery went to a new factory site in Taiwan .
    where a huge % of all the bike stuff for the world markets is made.

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