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Old 01-30-19, 06:59 PM
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There are other classified ad services. Find out what is being used "locally".

Craigslist, Kijiji, Letgo, Facebook, Offerup, NickleAds, E-Bay (local if large awkward cheap stuff), etc.

THRIFT STORES.

Many of the people here on the board do our own maintenance, so for a Hybrid, perhaps $50 to $100 USD, plus a bit of elbow grease. Digging the bottom of the barrel, expect to spend at least $100 in tires & parts, but you could well end up with a bike as good as those $500+ bikes, with things like better tires than the stock tires. Not necessarily shiny, but a good solid bike for a commuter.

You can, of course, upgrade tires, seat, etc on your $500 Trek, but soon you'll be in $700.

This Jamis Coda came to me for $50 (thrift store purchase).

I don't ride "flats", and it has a fair number of upgrades, but it suits me better than a stock $500 bike.


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Old 01-30-19, 07:08 PM
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This Jamis Coda came to me for $50 (thrift store purchase).

I don't ride "flats", and it has a fair number of upgrades, but it suits me better than a stock $500 bike.
Nice work on that one. I'm trying to resist the temptation of posting a "this is what I got for X amount" picture...
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I was actually going to suggest Craigslist, but then I took a look at CL Sydney and they literally have 3 bikes for sale! Prices seem low, though, and one of them isn't bad though, if you are tall...

Adelaide has zero bikes for sale, and Melbourne has two, one of which is the REID brand the OP is talking about, practically new, for $270 (which, according to our resident genius Acidphast, is like the equivalent of a spoonful of dirt and a half-opened packet of McDonalds ketchup here in America).
Thanks mate over here we use a site called gumtree for most of our second hand goods and I live in the Bunbury area of western Australia there's not a whole lot there in terms of used bikes I went to a bike shop today and tried out a specialised sirrus bike that is pretty much the same as the other bikes with weight and it uses the same atlus gears it's about $600 so I would be willing to spend up to that much on a bike I did quite like the bike however I felt like the gears were quite clunky I was also on another site and some people over there recommend I get a path finder 1.0 or 2.0
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Old 02-01-19, 11:24 AM
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Thanks mate over here we use a site called gumtree for most of our second hand goods and I live in the Bunbury area of western Australia...
Oh boy, here we go...

This is a really nice bike for the money, with excellent components. Still leaves you with a little money to change the bars (if you really want flat bars). Might be a little small though:
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/bunb...ike/1207593101

Another good frame to work with. Seller seems pretty open to negotiation, so you could probably get it for a bit less:
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/lesc...ale/1208295714

Good frame to build on at that price:
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/bunb...ike/1208248582

If you really want a mountain bike:
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/pinj...nt-/1208645667

I just like the look of this one, and it's 50 bucks!
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/daly...ike/1208179903
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Originally Posted by robertorolfo View Post
Oh boy, here we go...

This is a really nice bike for the money, with excellent components. Still leaves you with a little money to change the bars (if you really want flat bars). Might be a little small though:
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/bunb...ike/1207593101

Another good frame to work with. Seller seems pretty open to negotiation, so you could probably get it for a bit less:
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/lesc...ale/1208295714

Good frame to build on at that price:
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/bunb...ike/1208248582

If you really want a mountain bike:
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/pinj...nt-/1208645667

I just like the look of this one, and it's 50 bucks!
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/daly...ike/1208179903
Good one.

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