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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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    How about trying your local police auction?
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by deantheking View Post
    Thats a good idea but still dont know what type or brand of bike to look for
    Here:
    http://www.jimlangley.net/crank/howtobuyabike1.html

    http://veloweb.ca/bike-fit/
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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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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