First bike in a while, I used to have a 80's univega and loved it. So I am looking around for a lightweight road bike around 52cm and under, 1986 and up, for cheap. I really need to get some excercise. I saw some affordable treks at a shop but thought i could do better used. Noticed a couple of carbon frames from the early 90s but they are too far from me. Any online shops have budget or used stuff?
Last edited by bikeformoney; 07-23-10 at 09:08 PM.
Look for old steel frame bikes. you can pick them up cheap! Buy a cheap bike first! Get used to the size and then sell it and use the money towards a new/newer bike. Its hard to know what size bike you need until you ride one for a while. Then you'll say,"I wish it were a little smaller or larger" You'll then know what kind of bike is for you.
it seems like there arent a lot of old steel frame japanese/european bike around here, i do hope to find a good cheap one soon, so i can feel it out like you say. I had a circa 84 univega that was heavy but great, i think i paid 20 bucks for it, dont remeber where it is hopefully in my parents garage still. it was mint. put in a lot of miles on it, it was definitely too tall for me but still alot of fun