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Old 07-23-10, 07:19 PM
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Advice on new road bike

First bike in a while, I used to have a 80's univega and loved it. So I am looking around for a lightweight road bike around 52cm and under, 1986 and up, for cheap. I really need to get some excercise. I saw some affordable treks at a shop but thought i could do better used. Noticed a couple of carbon frames from the early 90s but they are too far from me. Any online shops have budget or used stuff?

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Old 07-23-10, 07:38 PM
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Should be able to find something in the 3 yr old range, keep looking and be patient.
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Craigslist is my friend but it's not for everyone. The South Bay is a treasure trove compared to Sacramento. You should be able to find a bike for you easy in no time.

Also, the prices here www.bikesdirect.com are about as cheap as used.
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How tall are you and how much are you looking to spend?
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I'm about 5'9 and have about 2-400 depending on the weight or whatever
just something temporary until i graduate

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Old 07-24-10, 01:25 AM
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52cm and under would probably be too small for 5'9".
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ebay and craigslist will do you some good.

Look for old steel frame bikes. you can pick them up cheap! Buy a cheap bike first! Get used to the size and then sell it and use the money towards a new/newer bike. Its hard to know what size bike you need until you ride one for a while. Then you'll say,"I wish it were a little smaller or larger" You'll then know what kind of bike is for you.

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Old 07-24-10, 03:23 AM
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it seems like there arent a lot of old steel frame japanese/european bike around here, i do hope to find a good cheap one soon, so i can feel it out like you say. I had a circa 84 univega that was heavy but great, i think i paid 20 bucks for it, dont remeber where it is hopefully in my parents garage still. it was mint. put in a lot of miles on it, it was definitely too tall for me but still alot of fun
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