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Advice on buying low budget road bike

Old 05-15-13, 06:26 AM
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Advice on buying low budget road bike

So, I 'm in search of a road bike and need to make the best value for money decision. My budget is low (400-450 euros) and I came through these from the e-bay:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Rennrad-Da-Vi...item2319475629

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Rennrad-Da-Vi...item2328c42d26

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Rennrad-Alu-2...item1e70137024

http://www.ebay.de/itm/28-Zoll-Rennr...item1e7785e62b

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2012-RALEI...item589e39e302

I know perfectly well that you get what you pay for and that all the above are extremely low end but I don't need something more expensive. I just need to enjoy my rides. So what do you suggest? Any other opinions will be appreciated of course!

Thanks!
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Old 05-15-13, 06:38 AM
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Save more money and buy from your LBS.
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Old 05-15-13, 07:25 AM
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Guten tag.

Is this your first road bike? My suggestion would mirror Cfiber's. Save up and get one from a bike shop. Most likely you'd want it to be fitted, otherwise, you aren't going to enjoy the rides. Either your butt would be sore, or arms / shoulder.
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Old 05-15-13, 08:53 AM
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Most important is that the bike fits you - your LBS will help you with this, ebay is a gamble.
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Make sure you get a good price if you do go to your LBS...mine are all VERY expensive (by the standards of a recreational cyclist just looking for a simple road bike), and hardly stock anything sub-$1000, when it comes to road bikes. There are some used bikes some have for sale--generally very old (30-odd years), entry level bikes, which push $500.

It's great to get fitted and support a local business, but financial concerns are a real thing.
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Old 05-16-13, 01:41 AM
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The problem with LBS in my country is that they are all overwhelmingly expensive (the prices in bikes are often twice as high as in the rest of the world). So I prefer shopping from e-shops abroad. Does anybody know a trustworthy bike e-shop that ships abroad?
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