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Old 03-02-16, 10:07 PM
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Future Carlsbadian looking for a bike

So I'm probably going to be working in Carlsbad this summer, and I figured it'd be easier to just buy a used bike and sell or ditch it in August than deal with cost+hassle of shipping. My ideal would be to find a 70's-80's steel road bike in good condition, frame size 58-60 cm, in the $100-150 range. However, that price range does seem like it might be a bit wishful- I just scanned Craigslist and most of what jumped out at me was $250-$350. So, I figured I'd ask around here and see if anyone had a bike they might be willing to sell/rent for a few months! (Also, any information about good rides in the area would be much appreciated)
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Holy *(&$#^# that's god's country for riding.

I don't know what it is about craig's list in this part of the country but every bike that's been blessed by the owner's posterior seems to be rendered expensive. We do have some folks who live in that exact area who pop in from time to time, hopefully they can offer you more pointed advice.

If you gotta work, that's a great place to be doing it though. Nice job.
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Originally Posted by mororian
So I'm probably going to be working in Carlsbad this summer, and I figured it'd be easier to just buy a used bike and sell or ditch it in August than deal with cost+hassle of shipping. My ideal would be to find a 70's-80's steel road bike in good condition, frame size 58-60 cm, in the $100-150 range. However, that price range does seem like it might be a bit wishful- I just scanned Craigslist and most of what jumped out at me was $250-$350. So, I figured I'd ask around here and see if anyone had a bike they might be willing to sell/rent for a few months! (Also, any information about good rides in the area would be much appreciated)
shipping a bike is about 75 each way you just need a box. If it were me I would hassle with getting my bike out to where I am

you can find some mtb at that price point and every now and again a road bike. Even in the 250-350 the bike is not going to be great and will most likely need to be upgraded repaired or gone over

As far as riding PCH is very popular and a beautiful ride and right in Carlsbad and there is good riding throughout San Diego

You can head east from La costa Blvd and ride the rolling hills of Rancho Santa Fe

you can head north and stretch your legs to San Clemente

You can head south to La Jolla and beyond

East County El Cajon, Crest Alpine have some pretty good grades

Mt Palomar is big climb

Julian offers some good climbing

If you are fast Swamis has group rides

good luck
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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse
Holy *(&$#^# that's god's country for riding.

I don't know what it is about craig's list in this part of the country but every bike that's been blessed by the owner's posterior seems to be rendered expensive. We do have some folks who live in that exact area who pop in from time to time, hopefully they can offer you more pointed advice.

If you gotta work, that's a great place to be doing it though. Nice job.
Yeah, I'm pretty amped about the move. Might even learn to surf! The bike prices are a bit of a downer, but I may end up splurging a bit and getting something nice to bring back home- good excuse to expand the fleet a little

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shipping a bike is about 75 each way you just need a box. If it were me I would hassle with getting my bike out to where I am

you can find some mtb at that price point and every now and again a road bike. Even in the 250-350 the bike is not going to be great and will most likely need to be upgraded repaired or gone over

As far as riding PCH is very popular and a beautiful ride and right in Carlsbad and there is good riding throughout San Diego

You can head east from La costa Blvd and ride the rolling hills of Rancho Santa Fe

you can head north and stretch your legs to San Clemente

You can head south to La Jolla and beyond

East County El Cajon, Crest Alpine have some pretty good grades

Mt Palomar is big climb

Julian offers some good climbing

If you are fast Swamis has group rides

good luck
Thanks for all the info! I'm not fast (at least not race fast), so I think I'll avoid Swami's, but those rides sound nice. You might be a little pessimistic about the prices- I just emailed a guy about a Miyata 1200 quoted at $350 that looks pretty good- probably needs bearings repacked and maybe tires, but even then it's better than paying nosebleed prices for ridden-once unobtanium wonders. And that'd definitely be one to keep.
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I have 60cm Nishiki International that I am rehabbing. I'd let it go for your budget. Just a short train ride north....
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Originally Posted by PeregrineA1
I have 60cm Nishiki International that I am rehabbing. I'd let it go for your budget. Just a short train ride north....
That sounds like it'd fit my needs well! I can't send private messages due to low post count, so perhaps we could talk in more detail via email? You can reach me at aurevir@gmail.com.

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Originally Posted by mororian
Yeah, I'm pretty amped about the move. Might even learn to surf! The bike prices are a bit of a downer, but I may end up splurging a bit and getting something nice to bring back home- good excuse to expand the fleet a little



Thanks for all the info! I'm not fast (at least not race fast), so I think I'll avoid Swami's, but those rides sound nice. You might be a little pessimistic about the prices- I just emailed a guy about a Miyata 1200 quoted at $350 that looks pretty good- probably needs bearings repacked and maybe tires, but even then it's better than paying nosebleed prices for ridden-once unobtanium wonders. And that'd definitely be one to keep.
I would spend a bit more and go for this bike https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bik/5445060567.html

853 frame same geometry as the Paramount with ultegra brifters I like Miyatas very much but this is a better bike. it came stock i think with an aluminum fork and this one has a carbon well worth the extra 150 asking price
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Originally Posted by Gallo
I would spend a bit more and go for this bike https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bik/5445060567.html

853 frame same geometry as the Paramount with ultegra brifters I like Miyatas very much but this is a better bike. it came stock i think with an aluminum fork and this one has a carbon well worth the extra 150 asking price
I might agree, and I own a Miyata 1200. The thing is a rocket, but for an every time rider I'd pick something more conventional.
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Originally Posted by Gallo
I would spend a bit more and go for this bike https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bik/5445060567.html

853 frame same geometry as the Paramount with ultegra brifters I like Miyatas very much but this is a better bike. it came stock i think with an aluminum fork and this one has a carbon well worth the extra 150 asking price
That does sound pretty enticing, though it'd be quite a chunk of change for me. I'm chatting with Peregrine right now about his Nishiki, and that does seem like it's the more frugal option here. I'll definitely keep the Schwinn in mind, though- thanks for the tip!
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I might agree, and I own a Miyata 1200. The thing is a rocket, but for an every time rider I'd pick something more conventional.
nothing wrong with a Miyata is a great bike company and the 1200 is a fine bike

So is the Nishiki PerigrineA1 is posting Had a 86 Tri A that I gave my nephew and he took that rig from the border to Portland a couple summers ago. great riding bike and love the Nishiki brand

but the 853 is also a pretty sweet ride and priced well Even though it is I believe a taiwanese built frame not waterford the 853 is premium tubing and the more modern components make it a option worth looking at. It also by the ad looks well maintained Heck if it was a 56 I might be pissing my wife off and bring it home myself
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