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looking for a bike to start road cycling

Old 07-28-10, 12:48 PM
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looking for a bike to start road cycling

Hi, I've been looking to find a good road bike that I could get for not too much. Found this on craigslist
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv...868095613.html
Was wondering, is that a good deal?
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pssssffffftttttt!!! <spitting out water and almost choking>
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dynikus - I assume you are a lady. Forget these overpriced dinosaurs. That bike is worth $50 tops.

Cycling is a bit more expensive than that if you want to "get into cycling". Look for a used women's trek or what have you in the $500 range. If you just want an opinion on a cheap bike, go to garage sales and lowball until you find a gem.
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Originally Posted by dynikus
Hi, I've been looking to find a good road bike that I could get for not too much.
Not a good road bike, and it's too much. So it misses on both counts.
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I agree. Buying a bike like that will help keep you from enjoying cycling. If you just want a bike to ride for leisure, you can do better getting a hybrid at walmart that will shift easier and be more useful to you. If you really want to get into cycling, I'd go with Dr. Banzai's advice.

I absolutely would NOT buy that bike.
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alright, thanks. I'll keep looking.
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nevermind!

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Not the cheapest I've seen, but how's https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv...67814404.html?
I know specialized is a refutable brand (atleast for mountain bikes, judging by the fact that Sam Hill rides specialized)
and erm.. on a side note, I'm a guy, around 5'11, 170-180 lbs.
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