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First Road Bike, Need Help!

Old 06-08-12, 10:50 AM
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First Road Bike, Need Help!

I'm very new to road bikes and i'm looking to buy a bike but the problem is I only have $200~300 to spend.

I was considering just getting a CCM Presto as I can get one for $150. Is it worth it?

I just want to go fast, haha.

Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks!
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Old 06-08-12, 06:40 PM
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Does it really have grip shifters on a road bike? Looked at the bike on a search. Seems to not have best reviews but for that price it wont. Id only buy it if its something to get you by till you get something else later cause I dont think you will be happy with it.
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With your budget, I would check craigslist for a quality used bike..
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Find a used bike that fits. It may take some patience for the right bike to show up on Craigslist, but you can hopefully find a decent old bike from a quality maker in that price range. Something like an old Trek.

New bikes in that low a price range are often so cheaply outfitted that they're not worth buying.
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Find out what frame size you require, then begin searching on Craigslist.
Check out the Classic and Vintage subforum for ideas and tips on selecting a good used bike.
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