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ever heard of these bikes? Reviews anyone?

Old 10-05-10, 10:39 PM
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ever heard of these bikes? Reviews anyone?

I'm looking to get my first road bike and the prices just blew my mind. I found this bike on ebay and i was wondering if anyone has ever heard of them. I just want something cheap to start to see if i will stick with it, then upgrade to a good bike. I'm looking to stay around 250, maybe 300 tops. Thanks

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ht_9253wt_1119
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Old 10-05-10, 10:46 PM
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It's just a no-name generic frame, really. Have you looked at used?
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I've never heard of them, but that's part of the reason it's so cheap. That's pretty much the lowest of the low end stuff you can buy.

For $250 you should definitely go for a used bike
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I would be suspicious of something like that. IMHO you'd be better off looking for a used bike from a known company.
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stretch and get something from bikes direct or used.
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Tell them to proofread the pages. English is not my native language and yet it hurts my eyes to read the main headers. Are you trying to generate interest for the ebay store?
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thanks everyone, one more question. I've been looking on craigslist and other online places and i'm have a hard time finding many used bikes, except for bikes that look like they've been in the garage for 30-40 years. Any suggestions on where to find good used bikes?
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Those bikes look pretty awful. IMO if you're gonna buy a new road bike you really should spend at least 500 bucks, or go used.
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Those 30-40 year old bikes are just fine. You aren't going to be racing with one but road bikes really haven't changed that much just more gears and lighter materials mostly.
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would be the perfect bike for die-hard "Wizard of Oz" fans.
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Originally Posted by zachsilvey View Post
Those 30-40 year old bikes are just fine. You aren't going to be racing with one but road bikes really haven't changed that much just more gears and lighter materials mostly.
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That Ebay bike is probably similar to a Walmart type bike. You'd be better off getting one from Walmart, then you can easily return it when you see how bad it is.
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Do yourself a favor, go.to bikesdirect.com and look at the gravity liberty 1 or the lightning dlx. It's a little over 100 bucks more and a much better bike.
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Also, any mailorder bike will need to be assembled & adjusted. Add that cost to the total unless you can do it yourself.
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the word toto in spanish is not really something you want written on a bike lol.
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You'll end up with a 35 or 40 lb bike which you'll hate and never want to ride any distance.
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