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Old 08-26-11, 08:43 AM
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i need a bike, help please

so im in need of a big bike. im 6'3" and its been difficult to dfind a bike. i originally wanted a bmx style bike but theyre a little hard to ride and are too small. ive been advised to get a hybrid bike and the argument for it sounded good. So can you guys help me out, ill be using it to go to school and work and for riding around. i dont want a mountain bike because they arent very nice looking lol. i seen someone on here that had a giant escap 2 that looked pretty coolbut ya can someone help me out? also if you know where i can get one for under 120 or around that
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Old 08-26-11, 09:31 AM
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$120 for a good bike. That probably means hunting on Craigslist. You're gonna need a pretty big bike. You may need to expand your budget or be more flexible about you are willing to ride.
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Old 08-26-11, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Jimi77 View Post
$120 for a good bike. That probably means hunting on Craigslist. You're gonna need a pretty big bike. You may need to expand your budget or be more flexible about you are willing to ride.
how much higher would i need to spend?
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Old 08-26-11, 12:08 PM
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For new bikes ~$120 is only going to get a "Walmart" bike and "Walmart" bikes usually only come in one size and generally don't come in sizes for really tall people such as yourself.

If you go to your LBS (local bike shop), then you'll probably find that the entry level bikes start at ~$350, but they'll have a lot of options and different sizes to choose from, they can order in a bike your size, etc, etc, etc. Check out www.performancebike.com and that will give you an idea of how much you'll end up spending at an LBS.

That Escape 2 is pretty much "entry level" and that's a ~$400 bike.

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/....2/7374/44055/

I just spent $500 on a new bike. Assuming you want to stick close to your budget and want a decent bike that fits properly, then you'll need to used - Craigslist and pawnshops.

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Old 08-26-11, 12:17 PM
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dam ok, its because i havent owned a bike a long time but i feel a drive to really get into riding one but im unsure about spending a lot on one. i dont want to get jacked or lose interest for some reason
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Old 08-26-11, 01:22 PM
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Kijiji? They always have a lot of bikes (often for cheap or a fair price.)
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Kijiji? They always have a lot of bikes (often for cheap or a fair price.)
what is that and where can i find it
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Old 08-26-11, 01:38 PM
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Google says it's ebay classifieds.

Bikesdirect.com and bikeisland.com will have good deals from time to time. Sometimes you can pick up a deal because they're trying to unload their last 3 XXL frames, however, it seems more often than not they have overstock of small frames.

You can always invest in something used and if you think you're going to take seriously, then you buy the ~$4-500 bike.
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Originally Posted by Jimi77 View Post
Google says it's ebay classifieds.

Bikesdirect.com and bikeisland.com will have good deals from time to time. Sometimes you can pick up a deal because they're trying to unload their last 3 XXL frames, however, it seems more often than not they have overstock of small frames.

You can always invest in something used and if you think you're going to take seriously, then you buy the ~$4-500 bike.
ya ive been trying to find one on craigslist but theres none near me(i live in azusa ca)
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Survey the LBS stores in your area, some will also sell used bikes.
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