Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: long beach!

  1. #1
    Senior Member highpants's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    minneapolis
    My Bikes
    iro mark v 48x16 or 15 i think (fixed), surly 1x1 32x16 (free)
    Posts
    607
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    long beach!

    i'm going to be staying at 1st and lime (east village arts district) for the holidays, and would like to buy/rent a beater to ride around town and possibly keep in california (where my mother-in-law lives).

    where should i buy it? i'd rather not spend more than $50 to get something that works. for what it's worth, i'm about six feet tall and typically ride in the 58-60 range.

  2. #2
    Senior Member garagegirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    New England
    My Bikes
    Salsa Casseroll, Terry Despatch, Univega Supra Sport, Ritchey Swiss Cross, Redline Monocog, 1928 CCM Flyer, Raleigh 20
    Posts
    619
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You probably won't be able to take advantage of this, but LB used to have a killer police bike auction. You can call the police to find out if they still have them. Check the LBCC and CSULB campus bulletin boards, the pennysaver, the recycler and Craigslist too.

  3. #3
    Geek Extraordinaire sivat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Long Beach, CA
    My Bikes
    Bianchi Advantage Fixed Conversion; Specialized Stumpjumper FS Hardtail
    Posts
    1,769
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The number for the police auction is (562) 570-1074. I was going to check out the one in september, but i forgot. I'm not sure when the next one is, but if you call, they will have a recording that will tell you. As for other places, I can't think of much. There is a bike shop on anaheim near atlantic that has a bunch of old crappy bikes. I'm not sure how much they go for as I've only been in once, but its worth a shot. There is also a relatively new shop on 4th, just west of cherry that has some used stuff. There is a goodwill on alamitos and broadway (I think) that may have something if you're lucky. At the very least, I'm about your size and can bring an extra bike if you want to go for a ride. Or we can just meet at the v room or house of hayden for a drink. Which reminds me. There is another shop (I think its called long beach bikes) at broadway and linden that usually has a bunch of older bikes.
    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

    Sintesi Conversion Serotta Track

  4. #4
    Geek Extraordinaire sivat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Long Beach, CA
    My Bikes
    Bianchi Advantage Fixed Conversion; Specialized Stumpjumper FS Hardtail
    Posts
    1,769
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    One more thing. If you have access to a car, there is a used car dealer in Fullerton (about 3o minutes away) that always has a bunch of crappy bike boom style bikes for $25. If you want a serious beater, thats where to go.
    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

    Sintesi Conversion Serotta Track

  5. #5
    huaraches es amor bikeage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Long Beach, CA EEUU
    My Bikes
    n+1
    Posts
    466
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think Bikestation in Downtown (1st and Pine) rent bicycles. I think they have Rush Hours.
    Al pueblo de México, a los pueblos y gobiernos del mundo, hermanos, nosotros nacimos de la noche, en ella vivimos, muriremos en ella, pero la luz sera mañana para los más, para todos aquellos que hoy lloran en la noche, para quien se niegue el día, para todos la luz, para todos todo.

  6. #6
    señor member seaneee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    yay area
    My Bikes
    Malvern Path Racer, Schwinn LeTour, Follis, Bridgestone 400 (RIP), concord 2sp
    Posts
    1,157
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The OCC swapmeet has a guy that sells 80's roadbikes for around $50-$80. Usually japanese steal and not overly crappy. I got a nice panasonic from him once when I was down there visiting my family. Also, post a wanted on CL, lots of people will respond.

  7. #7
    señor member seaneee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    yay area
    My Bikes
    Malvern Path Racer, Schwinn LeTour, Follis, Bridgestone 400 (RIP), concord 2sp
    Posts
    1,157
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by sivat
    One more thing. If you have access to a car, there is a used car dealer in Fullerton (about 3o minutes away) that always has a bunch of crappy bike boom style bikes for $25. If you want a serious beater, thats where to go.
    Where in fullerton?

  8. #8
    Geek Extraordinaire sivat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Long Beach, CA
    My Bikes
    Bianchi Advantage Fixed Conversion; Specialized Stumpjumper FS Hardtail
    Posts
    1,769
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think it was near brookhurst and commonwealth. Pretty crappy looking dealer, has some weird dune buggy thing in his lobby.
    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

    Sintesi Conversion Serotta Track

  9. #9
    Senior Member Placid Casual's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    942
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Bike Palace in San Pedro (16th and Pacific) usually has a bunch of well-used bikes parked in front.
    Simplistic Ideologies R Coffins

  10. #10
    Senior Member highpants's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    minneapolis
    My Bikes
    iro mark v 48x16 or 15 i think (fixed), surly 1x1 32x16 (free)
    Posts
    607
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    thanks everyone. all of this info will be much more useful once i am firmly planted at my mother-in-law's and she can help me figure out what's what.

    sounds like renting a rush hour might be the way to go if only because it's easiest.

    i've been to house of hayden before, kind of a weird place, like if a church youth group set up a bar.

  11. #11
    aal
    aal is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    110
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I love House of Hayden.

  12. #12
    Junior Member 11hzrobot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    long beach, ca
    My Bikes
    fuji mountain, mercier fixed
    Posts
    6
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    red room, V room, Alex's bar. are my favorites.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •