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    Getting Into Cycling

    Hi,

    I'm trying to come up with some cash to buy a road bike. I'm an avid cycler but I never done it as anything more than to get out of the house. I own a 2005 Trek 7500 Multitrack. I'm trying to sell it but I got it as a gift and am not sure the resale vale. I'd say there is about 150 miles on it at most. I'm also looking to get into a road bike. What are some good brands and values for beginner getting into this. My price range is about 1000$. Thanks!

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    The 2008 Trek 7500 is selling for about $799 See link to Trekbikes.com

    For good brands and values, you should be able to find something for under $1000. Search through this forum, there are some threads that discuss good value bikes. Brands you should consider: Specialized, Scattante, Felt, Giant, Trek, just to name a few. All offer good beginner bikes.

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    I really like Jamis bikes. Nice steel frames, excellent ride.

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    +1 for Jamis.
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    You might visit some of your local bikes shops and see if they take bikes on trade. See what they will give you for yours if you are buying a new road bike from them.

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    You can find some fine bicycles for that amount and less - plus figure it as you "entry" bike too. Go try some bicycles out and ride them. It's a totally natural function at the bike shops. While I did run into some hi-end mtb's this afternoon that came with (or supplied with) clipless pedals - most all are platform and you're able to take the seat and adjust it and - go for it. LBS peeps (local bicycle shops, btw) prefer that you take the bike out for a spin rather than come back with a bike that just isn't doing it for ya.

    Do have to warn you though .... this is a terrible, <no love!> terrible <LOVE!> love hate relationship here ... I have a terrible problem of walking into a bicycle shop (and I have to hit most of them in my area to hand out my club's pamphlets) - and it's, just awful.

    I blame that last entry into the LBS on my newest mtb purchase

    Have fun and good luck!

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    Hi rlally12, where are you located? Don't forget to say hello to your local BF members!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swimmer88 View Post
    The 2008 Trek 7500 is selling for about $799 See link to Trekbikes.com

    For good brands and values, you should be able to find something for under $1000. Search through this forum, there are some threads that discuss good value bikes. Brands you should consider: Specialized, Scattante, Felt, Giant, Trek, just to name a few. All offer good beginner bikes.
    Hi to you too, swimmer88!

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