Can I build a tri specific bike for $1000 with used parts bought online? I have been looking for something near me on craigslist but I have not found anything tri specific for that price. I am on a budget since I have never done a triathlon before. I have been running and swimming but I do not have a bike. And none of my friends have a bike I can borrow. I do not feel like buying a road bike and making it work for a bit and then turning around and buying another bike for triathlons. Any information will help. I am new to triathlons and do not know where to start. I went to a few bike shops but feel guilty asking questions knowing I cannot afford and of the bikes they are showing me. Thanks in advance for any wisdom you may post.