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Old 10-20-03, 03:26 PM
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: philly
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Bikes: trek 520 & 736, DeRosa Professional, Fuji Professional, Raleigh International 3-speed, Saronni (any info people?), Humber 3-speed, Raleigh Sports, Carlton Grand Prix coming soon!

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Guojia38, welcome!

Everyone seems concerned that you're not going to find a "new" bike in your price range. Why think new, plus accessories, if you're just getting started. Many a fine machine can be bought used for what you want to spend. However, as was suggested already, DO NOT turn to ebay for your first bike. Yes, you can find great deals; I've bought about 5 bikes that way. But I'm also a mechanic and know what I like and need and what I can do on my own.

How far do you plan to ride, and what kind of terrain (ie, city, suburbs, rural, hilly, flat, mixed, strictly road)?
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