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    advice on buying bike

    i am looking to complete a sprint triathlon and then hopefully an olympic. i don't own a bike and i was wondering if anyone had suggestions for a good bike that is affordable (less then $1000). The cheaper the priice the better

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    trek 1000 not too bad a bit stiff on the gears but overall not too bad of a bike for a cheap one specially for sprints..its about 600

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    might want to check the "under $700 road bike" thread under road biking if you're looking in that direction, lots of recs

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    the biggest advice i can give you is to be patient and do your research...
    i shopped for a bike for 2 months, wanted to spend less than $700 and my expectations were very high. needles to say i was dissapointed every week i lost bidding on ebay until i found the perfect bike on craigslist.org and bought it the next day. met all my requisits and for only $500.
    i got a bike with full ultegra componentry, year-2001, weight<20lbs, perfect size...

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