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Old 07-04-07, 07:35 AM   #1
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Just sold my road bike

Now what? I need help purchasing a new one. I live in the South Bay and need recommendations for a LBS where I can find a new road bike. Has anyone come across a good deal recently. I would prefer Shimano 105 and need a 50 or 52 cm frame. I've checked the used boards and there is nothing out there. I'm in my fifties so I don't need something to race just something to ride casually 3 or 4 times a week. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 07-04-07, 07:55 AM   #2
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Doh, we're competing for the same size on craigslist! I think I may go new as well, the other bike I've been using is too big for me.
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Old 07-04-07, 08:09 AM   #3
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I haven't considered selling my other Cannondale ... it's about the same size, but I have been neglecting it. Haven't ridden it in 3 or 4 years, ever since I got my Seven. Has Campy Athena components, which is probably between Shimano 105 and Ultegra. Not sure how much I would sell it for, or even if I want to sell it.
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Now what? I need help purchasing a new one. I live in the South Bay and need recommendations for a LBS where I can find a new road bike. Has anyone come across a good deal recently. I would prefer Shimano 105 and need a 50 or 52 cm frame. I've checked the used boards and there is nothing out there. I'm in my fifties so I don't need something to race just something to ride casually 3 or 4 times a week. Any help would be appreciated.
How much are you looking to spend?
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I haven't considered selling my other Cannondale ... it's about the same size, but I have been neglecting it. Haven't ridden it in 3 or 4 years, ever since I got my Seven. Has Campy Athena components, which is probably between Shimano 105 and Ultegra. Not sure how much I would sell it for, or even if I want to sell it.
You're such a tease.
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Old 07-04-07, 02:19 PM   #6
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Try Sun Bike Shop in Milpitas. Specialized and Trek bikes.
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Now what? I need help purchasing a new one. I live in the South Bay and need recommendations for a LBS where I can find a new road bike. Has anyone come across a good deal recently. I would prefer Shimano 105 and need a 50 or 52 cm frame. I've checked the used boards and there is nothing out there. I'm in my fifties so I don't need something to race just something to ride casually 3 or 4 times a week. Any help would be appreciated.
Or, take a look in the Classic & Vintage forum, and see if some of the Bay Area C & V folks can help you out. Many of them flip bikes, and quite possibly could steer you to a great deal.

You might want to just post a question over along the lines of

Looking for good used road bike in Bay Area...(as header)

(body of post) and would like Shimano 105 if possible, 50-52cm frame. (give your price range). I would not be surprised if someone can't help you out, and you'd also get to meet a fellow member .

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I'd recommend going to bikespring in Mountain View (http://bikespring.com/index.cfm). They are Specialized concept store.

If you are looking for Trek, check out Trek Store in San Jose (http://www.stbikes.com/).

Both stores are great and have very knowledgeable people.
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Thanks to all. I went down to Bikespring and they had a '06 Roubaix Elite triple that fit me perfect. It was discounted and they convinced me that it was a great deal so I bought it. It feels great so I look forward to getting on a good ride tomorrow evening.
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Thanks to all. I went down to Bikespring and they had a '06 Roubaix Elite triple that fit me perfect. It was discounted and they convinced me that it was a great deal so I bought it. It feels great so I look forward to getting on a good ride tomorrow evening.


Sweet, now your are obligated to post pictures.
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Thanks to all. I went down to Bikespring and they had a '06 Roubaix Elite triple that fit me perfect. It was discounted and they convinced me that it was a great deal so I bought it. It feels great so I look forward to getting on a good ride tomorrow evening.
congrats!
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Thanks to all. I went down to Bikespring and they had a '06 Roubaix Elite triple that fit me perfect. It was discounted and they convinced me that it was a great deal so I bought it. It feels great so I look forward to getting on a good ride tomorrow evening.
That triple will help a lot with the hills around here. I like someone who asks about a new bike and then on the same day pulls the trigger
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I didn't even think the bike shop would be open today.
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Me either, I'm planning to go tomorrow
Hopefully, I'll have a cool new ride tomorrow also!
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Old 07-05-07, 07:43 AM   #15
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7rider that's exactly why I sold my old one and replaced it. I enjoy Old La Honda,Highway 9,Montebello Rd etc. so I'm looking forward to the triple for those.
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I didn't think so either but was pleasantly surprised.
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btw, BikeSpring organizes couple of rides during a week.

The first one is every Wednesday from 8:30 am to about 10:30 am (sometimes it goes to about 11:00 am). Not very convenient, since this is mid-week, but if you can go -- this is great and fast ride.

Another one is on Saturday, same time. For the last few weeks Steve (general manager of the store) and me were joining "Spectrum" ride after a 40-minute warm-up on our own. But I believe Steve can change it if there's a bigger group.

There's also a MTB ride, but I don't do MTB much, so I don't have any details about it.

All rides start from the store.
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