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Old 05-01-11, 10:12 PM   #1
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beginner question

So i bought a $120 bike on craigslist in the getto it was clearly stolen but i just wanted to see how i would like biking to work. I like it but the bike was a total POS. I just sold it for 80 and was happy to get rid of it. It is only 3 miles to work and i want to spend around 300$ on the bike. I know people always say to look on craigslist but i have no idea what i am looking for. come some one give me some bikes that i can look out for i live in LA so they plenty come up on craigslist/ebay. Thank you so much for your help
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Old 05-01-11, 10:15 PM   #2
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How about trying your local police auction?
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Old 05-01-11, 10:26 PM   #3
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Thats a good idea but still dont know what type or brand of bike to look for
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Old 05-01-11, 10:28 PM   #4
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Thats a good idea but still dont know what type or brand of bike to look for
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Old 05-02-11, 09:25 AM   #5
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Well I would go down to a local bike shop and see what you feel comfortable on. I got a pretty good deal on craigslist. Bought an older cannondale for $100. Just find out what height you need, and go from there.
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Go to LBS see what they got in your price range that will fit
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$300 will get you a very decent bike, I would go to LBS and skip craigslist for now...

good luck!
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Craigslist is only good if you know everything there is to know about what you're buying...a lot of scams out there.
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