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What do you type in craigslist when finding a road bike?

Old 05-11-13, 11:59 AM
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What do you type in craigslist when finding a road bike?

Sorry if this is a really dumb question, do you just put "road bike" in the bikes section and just scroll or do you put something specific?
I am trying to find a bike there because I'm on a budget and rather buy a high component used bike than a new sucky component bike for the same price.
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try plugging in some brands (e.g. cannondale, trek, etc.), or maybe component levels (e.g. 105, ultegra, rival, red, etc.)
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You basically just have to scroll through all the bike ads. Beware: Most bikes on CL (and Ebay, etc.) are way over-priced these days....very hard to find a bargain...and if you do, it will likely not be labelled properly.- i.e. one of the few road bikes lately on my local CL is listed as a "Carbondale"- LOL-

I agree, that it is indeed much better to get a quality used bike than a crappy new bike.....but you really have to search out those deals now-a-days. And with this being the age of texting and all- people seem to be losing the ability to communicate articulately; they're being reduced to grunting cavemen...so half the time, all you see is "Bike" or "Bicycle for sell[sic]"- or "Carbondale"(LOL).....

Trudging through all the vapid ads for over-priced old low-0end Schwinns and Huffys is the price you have to pay to find that rare bargain these days.
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I go for size

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typically this gets results for road bikes in my size
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I just searched "road bike" and then looked through all the results (which may not be feasible in all areas).
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Also, search titles only - people put the most incredible list of irrelevant terms in the body of the post, it's irritating.

So find a couple models or brands you're looking for and put those in. You can also tweak your search terms with a - in front of it... like for instance

carbon wheel -fixie -mountain

and you will get all the overpriced wheels available on CL.

or since Specialized and Fuji both make a roubaix you can enter roubaix -fuji

if you're clever you can figure out how to save your search as an RSS feed and just go check that once a day.
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I just bought my Fuji Roubaix for $645 and it had upgraded wheels. I searched for a few days to find decent bikes, I typed in components, brands: Fuji, Trek, Specialized, and sizes as well but all separate searches. You might have to travel a bit to get a good deal. I had to drive about an hour.
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Old 05-11-13, 09:41 PM
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just did a few weeks worth of CL searching myself. i had the best luck searching by brand (specialized, giant, trek, etc.). i had to expand my search to anything within a couple of hours drive as well. it was a lot of time trying different searches, but i ended up with a 2004 specialized allez w/105 for $350.

there are good deals out there, just have to be patient and search a lot.
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