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Old 01-25-10, 09:07 PM
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Looking for a used ride.

Hey Guys and Gals,
I am new to the forum so forgive me if this is in the wrong Section. I live in the DFW area and I would love to buy a new bike but it's just not in the budget right now. I have an MTB but I am looking for a road bike. I am looking to buy a used. I have tried craigslist but to no avail. If you guys know where I might be able to find this one me know. Here is what I am looking for.

Men's Size 52 CM
Preferably 10 speed, but will do a double crank and 9 speed.
Shimano Sora and above if possible.
Maker I really don't have a preference at this point, and I don't care about age so long as it's in good condition.

Aluminum with Carbon forks or better. Thanks for your help.
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I'd keep watching craigslist and visit some bike shops. Most of them have a few used bikes for sale and some of them sell bikes on consignment.

You might need to just break down and get an early '80s steel road bike until you can save up the duckets for a newer ride. That's what I did and found out that I love old, steel bikes.

Good luck.
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Originally Posted by Filmerj
Aluminum with Carbon forks or better.
Unfortunately, if you look around the road bike pages, you will find that this is the big arguement. There is much debate about which frame material is best.
Some say steel, some say carbon, some say titanium, but very few say aluminum.

So, IMHO, I would say that a steel frame is better than an Al one, but you might not agree.

How tall are you, and what is you inseam? I have a steel framed road bike (Centurion Mike Scott Ironman), that I might be interested in letting go.

It is in great condition, Shimano 105 front and back.
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Have you tried CL for areas like Houston, Austin, and OKC? Right now there are lot's of road bikes for sale on CL Houston. With the MS150 training season going on, lots of bikes are for sale. A modern road bike has a great riding experience. Good Luck.
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Plan a weekend trip down to Austin and spend the weekend seeing everything available on CL. I lucked out right away ('course I bought a vintage steel bike, so my experience isn't exactly analogous).
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I'd seriously look at that Ironman, Filmerj. That's a seriously nice bike. I wouldn't discount it simply for being steel.
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Originally Posted by Doohickie
I'd seriously look at that Ironman, Filmerj. That's a seriously nice bike. I wouldn't discount it simply for being steel.
^^^^^^^

This!

I have one that has close to 30K miles, all original 105 drive train components. It's a great bike.
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Thanks for the replies. I went ahead and took your guys' advice. I found an '93 Trek 2300 on CL. It's a triple 7 speed, that's been upgraded some and is in excellent condition. Bought it from some avid riders. They told me they had it serviced every year. I paid $300 for it. So I hope I got a good deal. Tested it out and all the components seem really smooth for the age of the bike. So I figure I can cut my teeth on it for a little while until I can save up enough money for the bike I really want. What do you guys think? Hope to see you guys ok the road.
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Looks like a nice bike. A mix of aluminum and carbon. It originally was spec'ed with Ultegra 600. Here are the original specs https://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/B...2300&Type=bike . For $300 dollars it looks like a good deal. Ride and enjoy it.
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Congrats! Enjoy! Also, post some pics.
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