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Old 02-24-13, 02:31 AM
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New biker from Toronto; Hi!

Hey everyone!

My girlfriend and I decided that we wanted to bike a lot this upcoming spring and summer and rediscover our city. As a student and soon-to-be graduate, I didn't have a lot of money for the road bikes that a lot of members had. I looked at craigslist and kijiji, but a lot of people (on other forums and social sites) said they were extremely overpriced. I decided, with my $250 budget, to have someone build me a basic starter single speed road bike--just something simple, durable, and that is a good base to start off with. I am expecting the build to finish by the end of this upcoming week and should be on my way to a great spring and summer!

I'm been reading and taking in a lot of information (from the internet and from here) about what to upgrade and whatnot, so that's pretty fun.

Anyways, I just wanted to drop by and introduce myself

Oh and before I forget: Can anyone suggest a $200 step through commuter bike for my girlfriend? She's very specific with what she wants, so she really wants a step through that is black or blue. We are in Toronto, so bikesdirect would probably kill us with shipping.
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Old 02-24-13, 09:02 AM
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Welcome.
Toronto bike show is next weekend.
https://www.bicycleshowtoronto.com/
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Old 02-24-13, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by davestv View Post
Welcome.
Toronto bike show is next weekend.
https://www.bicycleshowtoronto.com/
Sweet, thank you!
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Old 02-24-13, 06:10 PM
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Welcome to Bike Forums.

At your price range and without the BD option, I would still say look at Craigslist. While postings on CL can certainly be overpriced (sometimes I take a stroll there just to laugh at the ridiculous ones), there are also others that are fairly (somewhat) valued. Furthermore there is usually room for negotiation. Might take some time/patience though.

What is important is that you know what you are getting for the $: component, condition, make, etc. If unsure you are always welcome to post in the appropriate forum and ask for second opinions. Good luck!
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