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old thread at bump limit >>1188086

Post your local craigslist, height, and what type of riding you're planning on doing.
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>>1196276
Purchased this GT bike on advice of posters in the last thread. Feels pretty light, around 25 lbs. Taking it on my first real ride briefly. I have a rack and other accessories still at the other house I just moved from.
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>>1196287
That looks pretty nice. I imagine how it rides, love those rigid forks.
Adjust the seat height and position though.
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>>1196287
You bought it for trails or to always ride on the road? Hate to break it to you but riding a mtb on the road constantly is retarded and inefficient. As long as you don't know better it is not that bad, but when you try a different bike you will curse every mile you did/do on the road with a mountain bike.
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>>1196287
Very nice, if you’re going to be on roads mostly switch out those knobbies for some slicks, and if you’re using it for errands and such a bunch a front basket looks super gay but is maybe the best thing you can put on a bike for that purpose
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>bying
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>>1196287
Took the bike out on some singletrack. The easy/mid level trails were easy but the tougher ones I got stuck and stopped a lot more. Rigid is really fun but definitely harder to deal with big bumps and roots. I got used to it after a while. The ride was not rough at all.

>>1196313
Yeah all I did was lower the stem. The seat is soft, but yeah the position is messed up. On a hard seat it would have been unbearable. Unless I want to keep the GT famous "penis puncher" technology.

>>1196315
I rode it on the trails today. I used to own a decent road bike with carbon fork and 23mm tires. I know the difference and I felt the same way at the beginning of my fascination with road bikes like a year ago, but now it really doesn't bother me. I can get thinner 26" slicks first if it really matters.
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what are some puncture resistance slicks for mtb? currently have maxxis ardent tires 27.5X2.25"
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https://hamilton.canadianlisted.com/bicycles/price-reduced-2012-transition-bottlerocket-like-new-sz-m-with-extras-1700_4056394.html

Do the images on this load for anyone? Canadian listed images almost never work for me.
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>>1196412
The images are not loading for me.
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Hey anons, I've narrowed my list down a bit. Thanks to >>1196046 for the advice.
I like that the Bianchi has larger tires, because here in Houston the roads are abysmal.
https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/d/usa-handmade-cannondale/6596472379.html
https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/d/vintage-bridgestone/6598094522.html
https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/d/classic-bianchi-volpe/6568474958.html
https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/d/vintage-japanese-alpine/6600195243.html

My budget ranges from 200-400, thanks guys.

I'm barely realizing this as I write this, but they're all from the same guy. Oh well, at least he seems to restore them a bit.
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https://newhaven.craigslist.org/
https://hartford.craigslist.org/
6'4"
I commute 6.5 miles x2 every day except Sundays this summer and I'd like a Road Bike which is better than the 4/5 sizes too small mountain bike I'm riding rn. Usually takes me about 21-22 mins to go each way.
I'd also like to be able to leave it outside on campus (UCONN if that means anything) and not be worried about someone fucking with it.
Willing to spend up to $300 (if this is a realistic price range).
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>>1196434
>they're all from the same guy
Hey, good, then there's no reason to decide which one you want from the pictures, go try them out. They're all nice bikes. Buy the one you like the most for arbitrary taste reasons. That's what you'll want to ride.
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>>1196317
>a front basket looks super gay
nu uh
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>>1196436

Here's an old steelie french bike that will fit someone tall. Pretty cool if you can deal with only 5 speeds, but you are commuting in CT.

https://newhaven.craigslist.org/bik/d/xl-peugoet-5speed-road/6602860153.html

And here is a '88 schwinn tempo old school road bike with better gearing, still with that old school look.

https://hartford.craigslist.org/bik/d/schwinn-tempo-vintage-racing/6601641704.html
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>>1196520
oh and since you are 6'4 you will need, at minimum a 60cm frame in a road bike. This makes your CL options much less but usually people take better care of big bikes.
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Can anyone recomend me a frame with verry short headtube (100mm or less), high BB(no drop), long toptube and low(52 maximum) frame height?
If not, are there any budget 650C/650B frames with simmilar geo?

I modified my bike to the reasonable limits to get into a agressive position, but even with a slammed 150mm 35° stem, I can barely get into a somewhat aerodynamic position.
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>>1196530
this post is maximum autism & i bet your setup is full retard
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>>1196530
>I modified my bike to the reasonable limits to get into a agressive position, but even with a slammed 150mm 35° stem
Post pics.
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>>1196530
A small size rigid MTB frame built as a road bike would pretty much give you that
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>>1196530
Just buy a TT bike you idiot
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>>1196542
>this post is maximum autism & i bet your setup is full retard
For most people indeed, but I don't have normal proportions, so neither does my bike.

>>1196549
Will do soon

>>1196555
Kind of heavy, but it could work.

>>1196565
Aren't the expensive as fuck?
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>>1196625
You can get old stock TT framesets pretty cheap in manlet sizes since those seem to sell the slowest.
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>>1196530
They let orangutangs post on 4chan now?

Your setup is so weird that I'm not sure what to suggest.

>>1196555
This is the best option. Some CX racers would work, but aren't budget. Custom and boutique frames aren't for poorfags.

The closest I could come up with off the top of my head is putting fucking aerobars on a minivelo. If you do that, take pictures.
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>>1196633
I will look into it.

>>1196639
My setup is weird since I have ridiculously short legs and a relatively long upper body.
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>>1196639
Who's going to stop an orangutang from posting on 4chan?
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https://www.decathlon.fr/velo-route-triban-500-rouge-id_8377759.html is this decent?
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>>1196276
>location
philly
>height
5'11"
>usage
Looking for a road bike. Relatively light usage. Riding around town, commuting, errands, light exercise. I don't plan to be going on any long trips.

I'm pretty inexperienced with bikes, so I'm looking for a somewhat beginner bike. My budget is around $600.

I've been doing a lot of homework, since I like to tinker and rice, but I'm still a complete novice, really. I'd like something that could easily grow with me and be upgraded later with more expensive parts. So, I really just want a decent frame, I guess. Preferably something slim, non-shiny, and black, though I guess I could paint whatever I get. Anon in another thread recommended a Poseidon Triton, which looks nice as far as I can tell, but it seems like most of their sizes are out of stock.

Related question, I learned about disc brakes. Are they desirable, or a meme? They should wear out the wheel less, right? So that's a good thing if you buy some nice wheels. Would that be something I'd have to look for in a frame if I wanted to upgrade to those at some point?
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>>1196625
>Will do soon
Bumping to see this abomination
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How hard are brifters to work on?
https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/d/usa-handmade-cannondale/6596472379.html

How hard are bar-ends to use, I've never even seen them in real life?
https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/d/vintage-bridgestone/6598094522.html
Also concerned with this one being stolen

I'm also concerned with dt shifters concerning their ease of use, I know they're pretty straight-forward to work on.
https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/d/vintage-japanese-alpine/6600195243.html
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>>1196641
>I have ridiculously short legs and a relatively long upper body.
>mfw I also have orangutan proportions
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>>1196690
>Microshift 8

It is absolutely the cheapest drop bar road bike you can get, and only a step or two above walmart. I'm not sure if the price is relatively good, because of all the potential trade stuff going on.

>>1196725
Q: Are you new enough that you need bike shop support, or is craigslist fine?

Frames will not be a big factor. Drivetrain is usually to expensive to replace, so look at that instead.

Also, if you aren't riding that much, your wheels will outlast your lifespan.

>>1196776
Campy: Pain in the ass to find replacement parts in the US.
Shimano: Don't bother with anything but lube/cleaning at MOST.

With DT and barends, bike fit is even more critical than with other bikes.
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>>1196845
Orangutans have short, but wide upper bodys and long arms.
I'm quite the opposite.
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>>1196832
Save it for the troll bike threads
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>>1196276
I need some advice, some guy is selling me this used bike for $50 bucks, by the pic, looks like it need new tires, new chain and better brakes...Frame looks very solid, I hate grip shifters, but if they work I cant complain... I am not familiar with moongose bike's, are they reliable and durable??? I haven't seen the bike personally yet, planning to check it out this monday, what things should I look for it???
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>>1196873
another pic
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>>1196871
But it is not a troll bike, it is just how I made it fit.
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>>1196873
dude it's a fucking bicycle. all the issues it might have are standard. what do you want us to say?? guess if the bearings are smooth or the gears shift or the wheels are true based on a small photo? Guess how big you are and if it fits you? It looks like a quite small sized bike.
It's not quite a bso but almost. It's got shit parts on it and likely a heavy dull frame. Look at that garbage mech. Mongoose is a trash brand. You can likely do a lot better. It's a waste of money to fix it up.

On the other hand it's a bike and they all ride and I fundamentally believe that it's a good thing to fix up old shitty bikes and to ride cheap beaters so go for it.
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>>1196879
Mongoose has a trash reputation because of the Walmart bikes. Higher priced bike shop models, and most 90s models are plenty nice. Looks like a decent frame. Flick it with your finger. The higher pitched sounding ones are chromoly. My GT bike I bought Thursday looked just like that. The tires look like they are either supposed to be slicks or maybe just worn the hell out.
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>>1196276
This is going for £120, I think its a Subway LTD edition but I can't tell what size it is. Any idea?
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>>1196916
Something damn small. 16"?
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https://baltimore.craigslist.org/d/bicycles/search/bia
5'9"
not sure on type of riding, probably off road
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>>1196942
considering on road riding as well. would prefer to have both options. lots of trails nearby that are paved, the state parks are a little farther away.
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>>1196873
>>1196875
>>1196885
I have no idea what model it is but the cheapo shifters, levers and cranks (which are more likely to be stock than the rear derailleur >>1196879 which might ir might not be stock)
make me guess there's no way this bike could have a cromo frame.
And yes, these non-stock u-brakes are trash. How and why are they even there.
On the other hand, these slicks alone might be worth the price.

The Outpost >>1196287 is better specced and hence might well have a cromo frame.
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>>1196936
Think you're right, although listed as unisex hybrid its a womens model that comes in 14, 16, 18. I'm about 173cm but I dont know if I want a small bike which is also a womans bike
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>>1196916
It might just be the light, but that chain and cassette looks rusted to hell, to me.
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I think this looks alright except the chain which I'd probably change, again im only 173cm though so this might be too big for me.. (I've looked more locally and there's nothing within 30 miles) https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20-Carrera-Subway-1-hybrid-road-commuter-mountain-bike/332663610086?hash=item4d744bdae6:g:JJMAAOSwwwRbCF5w

>>1196955
Yeah, i think part of the chain and the cassette has some light rust.
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I wouldn't care about such bike being "womens", it just has a differently shaped top tube, it's not an actual step-through frame or pink or anything. Size matters though, plus I would avoid cheapo single wall rims as seen on the black one. Keep browsing gumtree and whatnot, it's not hard to find a decent bike of the right size for a good price in Bongland.
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>>1196846
Do I *need* bike shop support? Probably not. I'm comfortable reading and learning on my feet.
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>>1196916
J U N K
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>>1196846
>only a step or two above walmart
Wondering are these Microshift brifters any nicer to use than the Tourneys?
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>>1197079
Microshift is decent. More like older sora through older Tiagra. It’s not as good as new Claris sure, but that has to do with massive Shimano upgrades for everything but tourney
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>>1197079
I've used microshift R8 for a while. Works just fine. Comparing to tiagra and I prefer tiagra more but they're not anywhere near the same price bracket.
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Anyone have an idea of what this is worth?
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>>1197155

That's a stupid bike for a collector, not one to ride. Any modern 29er with an air fork will outperform that even if they cost $1000 less.

The parts are top spec and ti frames are rare, but old MTB geometries are complete shit to ride.
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>tfw tourney crankset
Am I gonna regret it?
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>>1197247
like, a new one? Probably
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>>1197247
If you're going that low just get a sunlite alloy something or other

It'll be the same and youll probably save money
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>>1197247
All they way down in tourney technology won't trickle down much, but other than that the only problem with that shit is weight. As long as your shifters are decent shimano you can cheap out on literally everything else.
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i feel like i should pass on this. stolen-bike-alarm is going off in my head.
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>>1197562
What technology?
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>>1196434
>>1196776
I ended up going with the Bridgestone.
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>>1197575
hmm what, why?
the fact it's got no pedals makes me think the guy actually rides.
you can always just take cash and not buy it if he's sketched out or won't meet at his house or has meth eyes or whatever

That also looks great, i'd buy it.
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>>1197575
also the rear tire lean is another thing only someone who likes bikes a lot would do
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>>1197598
yo that's tiiight
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>>1197562
enjoy replacing your cranks when your chainrings wear out
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Thoughts on corratec? Seems pretty decent from what i've read online, model is a X-Vert Expert (2011) which there isn't a huge amount of info on online. I'm seeing about arranging a viewing for it asap since its pretty cheap at £120.
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>>1197725
I was wrong, its a 2009.
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I want to get a adventure bike for bike packing, been leaning towards the crossrip or the 920 since trek has that credit card thing. Anyone heard anything about those bikes or that card? Is it even worth it?
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>>1197665
There is literally nothing wrong with mixing microshift and suntour together with a shimano shifter
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5'7'' road racing. I want a sub-15lb bike around $3k USD. Near Philadelphia but eBay online etc. is fine.
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>>1197907
what are you talking about?
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>>1197910
you can't road race on a sub 15lb bike you realize?
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>>1197992
You can cat 6
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>>1197995
lol you're gonna blow $3K USD on a bike and you can't even hang w/ cat 5?
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>>1197910
If you're not capable of going full autism weight weenie custom without handholding then you don't have any business doing it.

otherwise just buy whatever road bike you like the most for arbitrary reasons from a local shop.
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I'm looking for a cheap bike for a small dirt pump track near me, and I found this at a local co-op. Can anyone tell what the geometry is set up for? It looks slightly longer than a normal BMX to me. It's a diamond back and they want 60 bucks canadian. Only had to adjust rear cones and put new brake pads on.
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>>1197725
>>1197788
The brand is irrelevant here, but this bike, with its almost-decent dart3 fork, xt rear mech and hydro brakes might have been a 700 GBP new, so this is a fair deal provided that it has no issues, and is the right size and the right type of bike for you. Note that is has had *some* use, according to paint wear on cranks.


>>1197575
>>1197648
>the fact it's got no pedals makes me think the guy actually rides
and the rigid fork, too.
>>1197649
>the rear tire lean
the what?
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where the fuck do i buy a ciamillo gravitas crankset.
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>>1196276
keeping my eyes out for a used hardtail.
Would spend about 600 bucks.
Are brands like canyon, radon, ghost, bergamont, cannondale good for me or are there other brands you would recommend? (ofc. depending on the setup on the frame)
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Can anyone reccomend type/brand of bike for food delivery jobs? Deliveroo or uber eatz?
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>>1197910
is that you in the picture
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>>1196405
Not slicks, but most any schwalbe with their thicc puncture belt. They're spendy, but they roll nicely, have good life, and can take goatheads and thumbtacs like they're peas.
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>>1199381
this dude here again:
Found a bike online for 470 Euro
Dynamics (the brand of some german store called stadler) with deore xt shifting formula rx breaks 30 speed and rockshocks reba RL I think its a 2011 26" model. Is it worth 450? thats what I would propose as price
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>>1199401
used singlespeed w/ rack or rack-mounts
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About to get an entry level road bike.

I've narrowed down my choices to a trek domane AL2 or a giant contend 3, both are basically the extreme low end entry level road bikes.

I don't want anything fancy and I really don't want to pay over $800 or so, are these good choices? My local craigslist is shit and I can't find anything decent there, not that I really know what to look for anyways.

The AL 2 is slightly more expensive, but both bikes are about the same weight (21 lbs) with similar parts.
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>>1199259
Wtf is that, I'm sure the grams saved are fucked up by the lack of aerodinamics.
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>>1200205
List groupset
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>>1200205
Just buy from bikesdirect or something similar if you're going to buy claris tier trash.
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I'm torn between Salsa Vaya Apex, Specialized Sequoia Elite and Specialized Diverge Comp E5. One of them will likely be replacing a 10 years old hardtail that I use for commuting, gravel riding and hill climbing. The main features I'm looking for is a bit more touring gearing for climbing the hill I live on, ability to go off road sometimes and disk brakes. Salsa will be a bit hard to get because there is no dealer nearby. Any alternatives or advice?
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>>1200869
Jamis Renegade
Surly ECR
Giant Anyroad
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trek fx2 disc or this https://www.decathlon.fr/velo-route-triban-520-id_8377757.html ?
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Torn between a ~2008 Specialized Roubaix Elite for $450 (https://boulder.craigslist.org/bik/d/specialized-elite-roubaix/6602036750.html) and a mid 2000s Schwinn Fastback Comp for $375 (https://boulder.craigslist.org/bik/6596986531.html).
The Roubaix appears to have 105s on it, and after emailing the seller they said they were willing to haggle. The Fastback seems like a pretty good deal, especially considering the computer and other parts they're including.
I'm 5'9" and would likely be using one of these for mostly road riding and commuting, but I'd probably take it on gravel anyway.
Thanks guys!
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>>1200201
trying it again, getting serious: on monday I will check the bike out in person.

2011 hardtail 'rarely' used
deore xt shifting
formula rx breaks
30 speed gear
rockshox reba RL
for 470euro (thats 545 dollar)
is it a good deal?

pic related- the exact bike but used
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rec me a lightweight stem that looks sleek and is 130mm +
I have a mutant stem that's a tad heavy and look slightly funny: looking to upgrade.
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>>1201342
kalloy uno 7 (strip off the ugly decals)
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>>1201344
>kalloy uno 7
looks fugly
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i've been scouring craiglist for weeks and still cant find a cheap old used bike to commute and carry groveries on. there's literally nothing here, let alone anything in my size

do you guys think a giant revel (it's their cheapest "mountian bike") would be alright for groceries and commuting? most of the reviews say it falls apart easily but i'm not going to ride it on any trails
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>>1201517
Why not go with Giant's actual commuter bikes? Even cheaper and comes with an integrated rack, and fenders. The Momentum Ineed street, for example.
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>>1201517
>suspension
>commuting
I mean look, Quintana suffered on one of those throughout his childhood and now he's an elite pro cyclist, but if you can avoid it, avoid it.
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are these good deals?

https://www.ebay.com/usr/bigshot6?_trksid=p2047675.l2559
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>>1201522
>phone case thing
I'm sure you can find those on Ali for a fraction of that price, new
>second hand clothing
Might as well go to Goodwill
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My local craigslist has nothing and I am extremely new to bikes but I want to start cycling. I am planning to use it around the city but I would also like to ride at some places with dirt paths nearby, I am not sure how much of a difference that makes. What kind of bikes should I be looking for?
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https://www.99bikes.com.au/pedal-messenger-gotham-3-black-gold

Is this good for a bite to ride 3-4 times a week for an hour's exercise on the bike path, while also buying it as a city commuting bike for the future?

Main thing is I need it cheap.
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>>1201543
If you have no options for used stuff, look for stores nearby that carry brands like Jamis, Kona or Fuji, which have a wide variety of hybrids and commuter models at pretty much every price point. And pretty much any bike can handle dirt paths, don't bother wasting money on suspension for that. Just look for something that can accomodate ~32 tires (most road and hybrid bikes will)
>>1201546
If you want a cheap bike then stay away from that overpriced hipster trap with shit components. Look for used steel road bikes and rigid MTBs near you. What I said to the other Anon should also apply.
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>>1201547
What makes it hipster trash? What's overpriced? That's pretty much the cheapest you can buy a bike that isn't single speed in Straya.
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>>1201548
Hipster trap, not trash. But yes, it's also trash.
It's full of no-name, bottom of the barrel components. The frame is the cheapest steel and so is the fork; boat-anchor heavy, shitty ride quality. But of course people who are new bikes would never know about it, they only care about "wew how slick and fast it looks", "it's dark as my soul yet with awesome golden bling".
It's a terrible deal. Any old steel road bike you could find on someone's basement would ride exactly like that bike.
But then again you're on an island in the middle of the ocean, I guess you're fucked.
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>>1201549
Care to suggest another bike from the same website that fits your criteria under $500?
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So im super new into enthusiast cycling and I can't hear anything when I gear shift. Should I be concerned? I also dont feel any difference in tension when switching gears
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>>1201552
>from the same website
Why in the fuck? Go to wiggle.com.au and buy a proper bike.
>>1201548
>the cheapest you can buy a bike that isn't single speed
But it fucking is single speed, you abbo.
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>>1201614
It has a 3 speed IGH buddy
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>>1201614
The most similar bike that website has is this:

http://www.wiggle.com.au/chappelli-modern-three-speed-bike-2017/

Which comes to $645 AUD after the ludicrous $106 postage.

I'm comparing this to a $399 bike.

Are the differences worth that price tag?
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>>1201855
Yes. 99 bikes is offering full on BSOs. Wiggle has pretty much garbage at your price point.

Try this.
https://www.99bikes.com.au/merida-crossway-10-v-lady-matt-blue-silver-2017
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>>1201909
But that's a girls bike.

I just got back from the store and the guy there suggested this, and to be honest it felt pretty good:

https://www.99bikes.com.au/bike18-merida-speeder-10-black-blue

Is it trash? I've also been looking online and found what looks to my inexperienced eye to be practically the same quality of bike for a lot cheaper. Is this trash?

https://www.reidcycles.com.au/reid-urban-x0.html

How about this? (signifcantly cheaper)

https://www.reidcycles.com.au/reid-transit.html

My problem is I really can't afford $600+ for a bike. The guy said he could knock the bike in my first link down to $470 which is pretty much the upper end of my budget.
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>>1201915
>But that's a girls bike.
So? Your priority is price. If the thing fits, it's not going to penetrate you in the vagina.

All three of those others are acceptable. The merida is really the best one by a long shot, but a poorfag's gotta do what a poorfag's gotta do. The transit will work.
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>>1201917
If the Merida is significantly better, it's still just barely within my budget, I can make it work. Think it's about the best I could get at that price?
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>>1201919
I don't know australian pricing, except it's SERIOUSLY fucked up. There's a lot of bikes at that price point to filter through, and most of them are completely fucking terrible. If you get a chance to test ride, it would help. The crossway is probably 5 kg lighter than the other three options, and with better shifters and brakes as well.
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>local craigslist
https://jmty.jp/fukui/sale-bic
>height
163cm
My legs take up more than half of my height, if that matters.
>type of riding
On road.

I daily commute on a 27kg mamachari (pic related), and frequently do 20km rides to the neighbouring towns during the weekends on slightly hilly terrain. I have only been riding a bike for less than a year and don't really have a budget limit.
Would also appreciate Japanese brand recs for buying new bikes if there is nothing good available on that website.
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>>1202274
>27kg
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Currently considering buying this at 390 euro.Thoughts?
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>>1196276
looking for a 90s mtb for commuting purposes, probably gonna upgrade some things and put in drop bars bc comfort and theft deterrence purposes.

either of these look good?
https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/bik/d/diamondback-bicycle/6618988373.html
https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/bik/d/murry-mountain-road-bike/6582542931.html

thx
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>>1203025
the end result is something like this ideally
p.s. when the captcha says "select all cars" i select motorcycles and bicycles too
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>>1202364
Overpriced
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>>1203025
Second one is a complete POS
First one ain't great but at least it doesn't have a goddamn one piece crankset
I'd get it
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>>1203045
ok im gonna get the first one. I believe it to be a 1991 Diamondback Ascent
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Co-worker offered me a 2016 Giant defy 5 for $300

Bike is aluminum frame and fork.
Shimano Claris (8 speed) low end but shifts okay.

It would be my first real road bike. I've ridden fixed and single speed for years. Not sure if i should buy since its so cheap or keep looking for a deal on a better bike. I dont want to buy the bike then immediately want a better one.Thoughts?

pic related
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>>1203100

It would not be your first real road bike.

But it would be a lot of fun to ride anyway.
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>>1203081

I have one of these and I love it, great bike.
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>>1203030
Where the hell can I get these tires/tires like this
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>>1203140
they're Geax Booze Light tires, I'm guessing out of production but there are still some up on the big auction site
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>>1203105
How is a Giant alu bike with Claris not a real bike? Fucking freds I swear
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>>1203139
do u know how much it weighs? im gonna put aliexpress carbon aero bars and components regardless
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>>1203213

It’s pretty damn heavy but mine also has a rack and some new parts but the weight doesn’t bother me
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>>1203213
>aliexpress carbon aero bars
that's legit if you're going to take it touring but if you just want to go fast then get a road bike instead.
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I want to buy a bike for my dad. SF/Bay area craigslist. He's 5'8 and wants to bike mostly on roads but occasionally go off onto gravel roads. Never really hard or rocky terrain. Willing to spend 800-1300.
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>>1203254
ur gonna spend $1000 on ur dad?
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>>1203256
We're not really a gift giving family so I've missed a ton of birthdays and father's days. This is kinda've a once in a long time kind of gift split with my brother. And he's starting to need more exercise as he ages.
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>>1203252
no i want it to look cool. i have a rd bike
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>>1203256
You'll understand when you're older, Timmy.
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Can I buy a bike for $200? I'm very poor
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What's the cheapest NEW commuter bike I can buy. I'm so fucking tired of my bikes getting stolen, what's the point of dropping 500-800$ on a bike if it's just gone in a few months? I'm at my wits end, I'd just buy a shitty Walmart bike but last time I did that the brakes fell off while going downhill.

I just want a shitty bike to get from point A to B. I'm gonna buy an expensive hybrid but I'll only take it out to ride trails and never let it leave my house again.

Not even gonna bother with craigslist, in my area it's all kids bikes and 4000$ road bikes all the retarded techies around here buy and ride once.
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>>1203407

I got stolen my bike from garage last night. They didn't cut or anything, they just pickpocketed the lock and opened it. Stole this and left me the smaller older one.

I am assuming while you invest in bikes you did not invest in U-Locks and steel cables for the wheels. I left it in the worst places, and they didn't touch it, they just came to my place to finish the job.
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>>1203397
yes
>bike
>very poor
bread & butter man

post your local craigslist and height
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>>1203407
>Not even gonna bother with craigslist, in my area it's all kids bikes and 4000$ road bikes all the retarded techies around here buy and ride once.
I find that hard to believe, unless you're only searching in your suburb.
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>>1203105
Turns out it has a Sora groupset not Claris
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>>1203254
Can anyone recommend a bike or tell me what terminology to search for? I think he wants disc brakes too.
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>>1203516
Does he want drop bars or no?
Is he a retrodouchey hipster type or is he a shallow materialistic pleb?
Will he appreciate a high end classic bike off craigslist or will he dismiss that as a poorfag move?
If you want new, look at 'gravel'/ 'adventure'/ 'touring'/ 'endurance road'/ 'meme' bikes, they're basically road bikes but with wider tires, more relaxed geometry and lower gears. Perfect for him
Or maybe get him a Linus roadster like pic related. Good old man bike.

I wouldn't worry about discs or no. Just don't get him something with suspension. For mostly road riding suspension should come from wide supple tires and a compliant frame.
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>>1203516
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/bik/d/rocklobsrer-adventure-bike/6619554565.html

This is a really nice custom bike from a local builder. A new rock lobster -frame only- would cost $1700

Get that, throw some money at it, full service, nice classic quill stem (maybe do that with your dad to size it), wider tires, bartape
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>>1203528
He's like a typical give no fucks, practical type of dad. He will only care about how comfortable the ride is and how light it is to carry up and down stairs. I doubt he will be able to appreciate classic high end bikes in the classic collectors sense, but if it feels light and sturdy then maybe. He likes to beat on his gear and is also pretty shitty about maintenance. Most likely I'm going to have to learn how to maintain bikes and keep his in good condition...

We went into a bike store and he was interested in a "Jamis Renegade Exile". I think he thought it was a good deal. Can anyone tell me if the bike is trash? Or how it compares to the rock lobster?

>>1203536
Thanks for the suggestion. What does full service entail?
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>>1203699
Do you live with your dad?
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>>1203708
Yeah. When he plans to move out though I will still probably see him every week or two.
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https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/spo/d/fuji-jari-15-road-bike-never/6619815083.html
How is this bike? They say they've never ridden it, and it seems to be 50% off MSRP.
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>>1203699
> "Jamis Renegade Exile"
It's alright. Parts on it are all quite cheap & low end, its ugly, and it has an aluminium fork which is bad for ride quality. If you can, you should try and buy a bike with a carbon fork or a chromoly fork. But yeah it's alright. Certainly not junk.
>>1203766
>https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/spo/d/fuji-jari-15-road-bike-never/6619815083.html
Much better than above. Has a carbon fork. Has an external bearing crank. Better brakes. Nicer frame.
It's 1x which I don't like much, but 1x is idiot proof.
I'd get it.

>Or how it compares to the rock lobster?
They're more comfy for being designed for mixed surfaces, with categorically wider tires (the biggest difference), slacker angles, longer wheelbases. The rock lobster is a road bike. It's an 853 steel road bike though, which is top tier steel tubing, that rides fantastically, and is expensive, so for a road bike, it's comfortable, and with 28mm tires, perfect for an older guy.
It would feel faster on the road and it would be better for sport-oriented road riding. The gearing is more suited to road riding. It would handle gravel fine but it's not designed purposely for it like the others are.
Rock lobster is a comfy sporty bike vs the other two which are sporty comfy bikes.

Sizing & fit is more important than any of that though.
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>>1203938
Thanks for the response. The Fuji Jari seems to have already sold. I guess it was a good deal. I'll probably check out that rock lobster now or keep shopping around.
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>>1203957
How does this compare to the Fuji Jari? It's MSRP seems to be cheaper but are the components comparable? I think the Scott doesn't have thru-axles. Not sure where the rest of the cost differs on MSRP. Maybe brakes and wheels?

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bid/d/2017-scott-speedster-cx-20/6606426368.html
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Im gonna break with /bbg/ tradition and advise people to get a 6061 AL framed bike with a carbon fork and Claris groupset if you are looking to get into road cycling.

Depending on whether you buy no-name brand or name-brand it will cost you 500-800 dollars.

You will get a new bike, a virgin, never been fucked. It will have a warranty, even if you buy it from an online house. They come 80% assembled and even if you don't want to fuck with it take it to the LBS for assembly and to put a new set of handlebar tape on it.

The stock answer is always to go to CL but my city has a bunch of shit 90s walmart bikes and all the carbon is dodgy.
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>>1203995
post your local craigslist
I highly doubt that you can't get a good 90s road bike for half that money
whether it's better or worse is a matter of opinion
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>>1203995
+ what do you even mean by claris? totally meaningless
different gens of claris are very different
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>>1203996

I guarantee you I cannot.

Find me a 60cm+ road bike on KC craigslist that isn't dodgy carbon. There is a doof selling their Keistrel Talon for 100 less than they bought it and some old guy selling a Putch for 160 that is literally from sears.

>>1203998
>+ what do you even mean by claris? totally meaningless
>different gens of claris are very different

Since you want to get technical, the last two gens of Claris.

But if a newbie doesn't want to compare Claris numbers they can just look for a Claris that has both cables integrated under the bar tape, that is visually the latest generation.
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Domane or Endurace?
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>>1204002
>I guarantee you I cannot.

https://kansascity.craigslist.org/bik/d/1988-cannondale-black/6577871209.html
This one especially is fucking sick, i don't know if you want another bike or just to be wrong but you should buy this
https://kansascity.craigslist.org/bik/d/motobecane-grandsprint-xl/6615138652.html
https://kansascity.craigslist.org/bik/d/cannondale-caad5-61cm-road/6616805773.html
https://kansascity.craigslist.org/bik/d/cannondale-r800-road-bike/6594291065.html
https://kansascity.craigslist.org/bik/d/orbea-volata/6600416499.html
https://kansascity.craigslist.org/bik/d/63cm-cannondale-30-criterium/6609271526.html
https://kansascity.craigslist.org/bik/d/schwinn-434-aluminum-road-bike/6613017675.html
https://kansascity.craigslist.org/bik/d/trek-1200-aluminum-61cm/6619589884.html
https://kansascity.craigslist.org/bik/d/raleigh-r500-road-bicycle-60cm/6622352607.html
https://kansascity.craigslist.org/bik/d/centurion-elite-rs-bicycle/6611754466.html
https://kansascity.craigslist.org/bik/d/trek-road-bike-bicycle/6620252531.html

Yeah most are overpriced but if you rock up with a few hundred less cash in hand you'd get them and a better bike than you'd get new for the money. Hell I didn't even include half the 60cm+ listings.

What the actual fuck were you talking about?
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Is this scavengeable?

https://jmty.jp/fukui/sale-bic/article-6i0y4

Miyata's 80s aluminum road frame. The seller calls it a junk product and is selling it for ¥5,000 (45USD).
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>>1204977
neat

better than a mamachari
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>>1204977
imo not worth it.
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>>1204977
Worth it for the interim, at least.
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>>1204977
All of the bearings will be bad- hubs, bottom bracket, headset-, likely all of the cables, brake blocks, tires, the tooth wear on the crank looks non-existant so the drivetrain can probably be cleaned up ok but it will need a new chain. Because of the crank wear, i'd guess it has barely ever been ridden, this is all damage from sitting outside, good i guess, but it's a low end bike to begin with, I really don't think it's worth it.

The decider should be the wheels, if the spokes are really rusty they might be junk. Just surface rust is probably ok.

You might be able to do barely any of that and have it rideable, but i really don't think it's worth restoring. It's a lot of work and it's a shitty bike to begin with. If you had to pay anyone to do any of the work it's definately not worth it.
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>>1204977

Don't.
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>>1197992
>UCI rules
Who here, except the track guy in San Francisco even does UCI races?
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Thoughts on this bike?I'm planning to buy it used for 240 euroshekels
Use is for urban environment
https://www.idealbikes.net/?section=2150&language=el_GR&itemid1494=2191&detail1494=1
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>>1206144
it's a generic hybrid bike, just make sure everything works correctly before you buy it, otherwise your cheap used bike could cost a lot more to fix
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I decided to get into cycling as it fits really well with rowing. I bought a cheap second-hand vintage road bike, and it's been a great ride for a year, but it's starting to fall apart. I live in the Netherlands, so it's all flatlands. Any bike around the 1000 euro price (cheaper would be better) that you guys recommend?
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I'm lookin for an El Chapo bike computer that will measure cadence. Is this a good option? I'm worried of going too cheap and getting something with a mount which will break in 3 weeks. Is this a good option? https://www.gearbest.com/bike-parts/pp_1590551.html?wid=1433363

Getting something locally is much, much more expensive.
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>>1206411
Generally anything with a full tiagra will do you good at that price
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>>1207065
I meant "El Cheapo", and yeah, I cannot seem to find any reviews on the computer.
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Poorfag here. I want a brand new bike, and so far my options are:
>giant atx 2
>giant talon 3
>kona lanai
>trek marlin 4
>trek marlin 5 on a local shop for 20 bucks more than marlin 4
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>>1196412
>>1196433
Open them by clicking the << button in a new tab, there’s only two pics
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is this worth the asking price?
https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/6625496198.html
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theres this collectible looking bike for sale near me, should i buy it? 350 is 350
https://fortmyers.craigslist.org/col/bik/d/cannondale-mountain-bike/6609399119.html
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Live in South Seattle. Looking for a bike for pedaling around town with my girlfriend, and for getting rid of my mantits. Would like to get away with the cheapest bike I can. Budget is less than $200, but I have tools and can put a bit of effort into getting it ready.
Local bike shop has this in stock. Thoughts?
https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/fuji-discovery-mountain-bike/6624693199.html
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>>1207227
yes. that bike is perfect for you.
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>>1207228
Sick, thanks. I don't know anything about bike brand quality. I do have this 90's trek with racing wheels on it that some hobo chopped into a single speed with two front brakes and no rear. Don't think I have a picture, though.
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>>1207229
>>1207227
Oh, forgot to mention that I am 6' 210lbs.
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>>1207230
It's maybe a little small then but will be fine
If you want drop bars and don't mind turning a wrench;
https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/motobecane-super-duper-mirage/6623601124.html
is nothing fancy but i think a rather nice bike
https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/novara-aspen-bicycle-bike/6614927219.html
also good
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https://winchester.craigslist.org/bik/d/vintage-schwinn-continental/6595248946.html

Is this a good get? I'm looking to get into biking and just want something cheap to start with, but I'm not brain-dead enough that I can't figure out some simple repairs, does this thing look like it needs anything other then what the guy is saying?
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>>1207622
It's absolute garbage m8
how tall are you and will you spend a bit more?
I can make some recs if you want.
After consumables, tires etc, that wouldn't be $20 anyway.
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>>1207622
>>1207622

try this instead. better frame, more classic and you'll end up spending 150 bucks fixing up that old schwinn anyways.
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>>1207724
>>1207622
https://winchester.craigslist.org/bik/d/peugeot-10-speed-27-bike/6596337253.html
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>>1207725
>https://winchester.craigslist.org/bik/d/peugeot-10-speed-27-bike/6596337253.html
>$195

what the fuck, that's a $50 bike
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>>1204986
>>1204986
>>1204994
>>1204995
>>1204998
>>1205000
Thanks, lads.
Even though I could work on it myself, I don't have enough time for doing so.
Did some further combing through my local Craigslist-like websites and there is nothing good available. The bikes are either stupidly overpriced or were previously owned by +6'2 dudes.

Could you anons tell me what you think about the catalogue of a small physical shop in my area? From what I gathered everywhere in Japan proper bikes are at minimum slightly overpriced, although shimano parts are easily available and affordable.
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>>1207726
>>1207725
>>1207724
>>1207715
Thanks for the replies. I'd preferably keep it under 100 since as I said I'm looking to get into biking, if I enjoy it I'll invest in a better bike obviously, but cheaper is better for now. I'm 5'10" and plan to use it more recreationally then as a means of transportation regularly if that helps.
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I've just found *the* Craigslist salesman.
https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/bik/d/2009-surly-long-haul-trucker/6631432892.html
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>>1196405
Specialized grid tires have reenforced sidewalls but are heavier. They are my tubeless tires
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>>1196276
>local craigslist
https://cleveland.craigslist.org/
>height
5'10"
>type of riding
road
My friend's budget is only $150, maybe slightly over. I know nothing about old bike value so I'm posting here.
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>>1208247
https://cleveland.craigslist.org/bik/d/bridgestone-rb-1-road-bike/6617565567.html
>This is an absolute steal, top of the line race bike, worth 5x as much as the asking
https://cleveland.craigslist.org/bik/d/27-inch-bridgestone-300-light/6626512578.html
https://cleveland.craigslist.org/bik/d/nishiki-sebring-mens-bike/6618283832.html
>poorfag spec but alright really
https://cleveland.craigslist.org/bik/d/miyata-215st/6611983118.html
>nice touring bike, great deal, if he wants a relaxed ride, prob a bit small though
https://cleveland.craigslist.org/bik/d/road-bicycle-56-cm-22-steel/6631189418.html
>somewhat overpriced but reasonable entry level chromoly bike
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>>1208247
>https://cleveland.craigslist.org/bik/d/bridgestone-rb-1-road-bike/6617565567.html
go and buy this right now lol
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>>1208253
>>1208265
Thanks for the super fast reply, I've sent him the links. Is there any way to see if the Bridgestone is the right size without giving it a test ride?
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>>1208305
Eh I guess i'll just ask him to measure the top tube. Found a geometry chart
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Haven't got a response back yet for the size of the Bridgestone. How would a '96 Cannondale R300 stack up to it? Some people have said the ride on that one is harsh
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>>1208305
You buy it, take cash, immediately, without asking questions or wasting the mans time, and then if it isn't the right size you put some tubes in it and take better photos and tell people it has tricolour parts on it and meme grant peterson and sell it for $5-800
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>>1208305
call the nigga, don't fuck around with text like a dumb millennial

"yo i am coming to ur house right now wit cash"
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>>1208421
old cannondales are great, harsh compared to a steel bike, yes, but great
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I'm 5'8 looking for a bike for commuting. I'm interested in step through bikes, what are the the pros and cons?
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>>1208526
>pros
You can ride with your Sunday dress on
>cons
People will laugh at you
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I need a step-thru frame for a 5'8 inch woman with long-ish legs (so women's L).

Upright handlebars. at least a 7/8 but preferably a 21 or 24 with a granny gear.

Budget: 300
Location: Kansas City

A new Giant (Liv) sedona 3x7 with fixed front fork is 360 new so ideally I'd like to pay half that on the used market for anything that fits the bill.

It's for a literal grandma to ride 5-10 miles around the park on paved trails and sidewalks.

So....literally the opposite bike that /n/ rides or enjoys, myself included.
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>>1208546
are you incapable of perusing craigslist?
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>>1208549
I dont think you understand how bbg works newfiend
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>>1208553
bbg is for newfreinds. It's not for oldfags who are too lazy to look through craigslist. If you don't know about bikes then say that and you'll get help. You're basically implying that you do know about bikes though. In which case, why exactly do you need someone else to look through craigslist for you?
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>>1208555
>why exactly do you need someone else to look through craigslist for you?

Because my knowledge about hybrid/comfort bikes is limited to what I see grandmas in my neighborhood riding around the park.

I ride a road bike and before that a MTB. So I know about the importance of weight and gearing, but not really what would be comfortable for someone who wants to 1) sit upright 2) go as fast as is reasonably possible.

I also don't know whether AL or Steel matters in this scenario for her. I'm an XXL framesize so in a 61cm bike any type of steel outside of the most expensive Reynolds is waaaaaay to heavy and requires Aluminum.

I just thought it would be fun for peeps to take a peek. You don't have to if you don't want to.
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I need a bike, but I don't know anything about picking bikes.
It's supposed to be a bike to ride around the town, go for shopping, bike to work (3 km), maybe to go for a little trip. I have only had MTBs as a kid, but I want something lighter and suited for riding in the city.
I will need a front basket and very likely a low frame. I plan to ride in dresses and skirts.
What should I be looking for in a bike? How much should I expect to spend (new or used)? I'm 178 cm / 5'10" tall.
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>>1208571
are u going to tell her that anons helped u find it or are u going to lie and steal our ideas to impress this girl
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>>1208998
>I plan to ride in dresses and skirts.
K R I S T I A N S T A D

a hybrids probably your best bet
if buying used ask for a receipt
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>if buying used ask for a receipt
wat
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>>1207748
Wew, nevermind that shop. I look around a bit and those bikes are very overpriced even for Japan. What a struggle.

Might have found a place next to me with a fair priced Émonda ALR 5. Is that too much for a noob cyclist? Seems odd to jump from my mamachari™ straight into a +1000$ bike.
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5'8" poorfag (<$300 budget) looking for a bike for commuting 10 miles one way, mostly on road but some may be lower quality shoulders. Ability to mount a rear rack would be a plus, but I'm not expecting it.
https://corvallis.craigslist.org/
https://portland.craigslist.org/
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>>1209364
are u a girl>
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>>1209389
Nope.
Damn, I know 5'8" is below average but it ain't that short.
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>>1209390
im just asking because girls normally have shorter torsos

would u be happy to ride a step through girls bike? there are a few good cheap ones. I have one btw that i like riding
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>>1209364
https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/d/specialized-womens-mountain/6634025843.html
https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/bik/d/bianchi-bicycle/6631922106.html
https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/bik/d/ladies-bike-with-fender-and/6631375990.html
Ladies bikes

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/bik/d/mens-mountain-bike/6632802583.html
https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/bik/d/dorado-sherpa/6629079697.html
These ones are really nice, quite high end bikes in their day, vintage mtb

https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/bik/d/fuji-single-speed/6628072390.html
simple little SS

https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/bik/d/nice-diamond-back-bike/6618330489.html
https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/d/giant-mountain-city-bike/6633256270.html
https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/d/1996-gt-timberline/6613531632.html
https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/bik/d/bridgestone-bike/6632256118.html
https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/bik/d/jamis-diablo-bike/6611278436.html
https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bid/d/mongoose-alta-steel-frame/6633083108.html
decent rigid 90s mtb

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/d/vintage-10-speed-bike/6620616734.html
https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/d/rare-bauer-modell-brillant/6619684326.html
absolutely gorgeous vintage bikes, but really really old so problems

https://portland.craigslist.org/yam/bik/d/trek-400-with-extras/6627978574.html
https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/d/brigestone-racing-bike-450/6607100398.html
https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/d/cannondale-r500/6633851654.html
more modern road bikes

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/bik/d/fuji-ace-52cm-road-bike/6626632781.html
especially sick although maybe too small

https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/bik/d/shogun-groundbreaker/6625642818.html
desirable touring bike, perfect commuter, maybe a bit large
https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/d/1984-trek-520-touring-road/6626016590.html
Overpriced but rebuilt so i guess reasonable.
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>>1209364
https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/d/georgena-terry-symmetry/6627119991.html
sick meme bike
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>>1209399
Woo, thanks. Those vintage bikes look sick but I don't know a lot about bike repairs and I imagine replacement parts would be a major pain.
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>>1209410
anything not schwinn and not french is easy to repair and find replacement parts.

Fuji still exists so you could just wander into a fuji dealer (they sell through truly local LBS) and ask for help should you not know the right sized part.
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>>1209410
all good. yeah lol that's true
>>1209454
One is french and both of them have cottered cranks. Cottered cranks are a true cunt.
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Newbie here, 5'11", looking for a rigid bike with hydraulic disk brakes for commuting and winter riding. Planning on putting Schwalbe Marathon Studded tires to handle snow and ice. Also using a trailer for groceries. I'd prefer a 29er as well. Budget is around $1000 but the less the better.

I have a few options in mind but I'll post my local Craigslist anyways:
https://appleton.craigslist.org/d/bicycles/search/bia
Men's Sirrus Alloy Disc
https://www.specialized.com/us/en/mens-sirrus-alloy-disc/p/129157?color=239688-129157
Motobecane Cafe DISC Elite
http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/hybrid-bikes/hybrid-bikes-cafe-disc-elite.htm
Kona Dew Plus
http://www.konaworld.com/dew_plus.cfm
Whyte Whitechapel
https://www.whyte.bike/whitechapel
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>>1209626

Does Wiggle ship to the US? I got myself a Vitus from them earlier this year and have been very happy with it. Parts spec is better than the ones you've linked, it's cheap and has a steel fork which is much more comfortable than aluminum ones. Easily fits the 35c Marathon Winters and the stock WTB tires are very good as well.

http://www.wiggle.com/vitus-mach-3-urban-bike-sora/
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>>1209629
Looks like they ship to the US. Thanks for the rec, looks great. Definitely pricier than the others but if the part specs are that much better then I guess it's worth it.
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>>1209626

I have the old version of that Whyte bike. Got it on sale for £500. Very good value for money
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>>1196276

London, UK. 6'2". Off road, sports, tricks.
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>>1209918
SE bikes adult BMX Big Ripper 29er in red, white blue livery.

http://www.sebikes.com/bikes/cat/retro-series/mike-buff-big-ripper-29

I bought one on a lark when my LBS bought a few, they are fun as fuck
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>16.5 kg
I guess that's way too heavy for a city/commuter bike?
How much should I expect a bike of this type (female frame) to weigh?
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>>1210335

Seems like a usual weight for that kind of bike with fenders, racks, baskets, chainguards etc. Most sporty city hybrids with a rigid fork and no fenders/racks are like 11-12 kg or so.
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I had a Marlin 4 from 2015, it was okay but after a while it was really rough and it really started to get painful offroad.

Anyway, it's old and instead of cleaning it up and oil I think I just want to upgrade. I mostly ride on gravel bike trails and odd-road to forest trails.

What are some of the better bikes for under $700?


OR should I pay the local shop to oil and clean it for me and she for a much better bike next year? I think a new chain is needed.
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>>1210358
Save not she.
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>>1210358

Just fix it up, you won’t be able to get much better for $700. Spend $300 on an air suspension fork and a dropper post and it should become much better to ride.
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>>1210365
If it hasn’t been used it at least 2 years how much damage am I looking at? What’s the worst case rusted chain and gears?
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>>1210380

Yeah, might have to replace the tires & tubes as well if they've cracked badly. Since it's a low end bike none of the drivetrain components should cost much, probably under $50 to get it back in running shape again.
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>>1210399
The place near me where I bought the bike charges $110 alone for oils and maintenance alone.
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>>1210414
just buy a new chain lol it's not hard or expensive and if you own literally any bike you should work out how to do it and buy the tool you need.

You need a chaintool, and a KMC brand chain that matches the no of speeds your bike has (kmc chains have a quick link so you don't have to attach a pin which is a bit harder)
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Can someone help me out. Looking for a bike with around $300 budget that will be good for roads and some hills (for commuting to school). Also have only biked once in the last 10 years so dont want anything crazy

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/search/bia
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https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-bestandsliste.html?userId=42096247

Which one of these under 500 and what should I look out for?

I`m having a hard time firguring out what I need to look for in a older used roadbike.
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Posted in /bqg/ but now I realize this is a better place to ask. Looking for a 700c single speed, pad brake rear wheel (inb4 pleb, I know i am); budget is 100-200, is it worth building my own for that price?
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>>1210736

Gotta know your height in order to ballpark a decent fitting bike
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>>1211603

Buy a 1980s japanese-built road bike on craigslist for under 100, remove both deailleurs, install a chain tensioner, buy new tires/chain. Should run you around $150 total.

As you get more cash you can gradually "upgrade" it. Buy a nice single speed wheelset, buy a single speed crankset, new bar tape.
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>>1211624
>As you get more cash you can gradually "upgrade" it.

yeah, thats been my MO with my bike in general. really i just need the back wheel - my suspicion is that the hub is all gummed up internally because i neglected to maintain it after riding through rain and snow for about a year. everything else is clean, but the chain is turning even when im just walking the bike.
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>>1211657
to add another question, does anyone know where to get brake pads in bulk?

courtesy sage because im too much of a fag to remember adding it to my first post
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http://socalbicycles.com/campania-japan-mens-road-bike/

Is this worth the money?
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>>1211910

nope, looks like a fairly low quality bike (suicide brake levers, huge tire clearance etc). $100 would be better.
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I currently ride a full rigid ss 29er and I want something squishy but cheap. This is $400 which seems like a good deal? It’s >26” but I’m on the small side so I think I might like the smaller wheels. Idk v much about suspension tho so anon plz help
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>>1196276
what kind of bike is that called? all the ones i can find like it are the ones that are made for kids to walk with.
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What's a good price to pay for a steel frame?
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>>1212360

Depends a lot on what you're looking for. Gaspipe frames don't/shouldn't really cost much anything, basic good frames a couple hundred and bespoke ones out of high-grade materials can be several thousand and definitely be worth it to someone.
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>>1212363
I'd quite like to get fit and I love the aesthetic of older road bikes, for something cheaper should I just try to look for a complete bike or is it okay to maybe pick out a frame then build something since parts on these older bikes wont be too good?

I saw a Raleigh Record (for £65 in pretty great condition) which I read up was an entry level road bike, I think its a 70's model since it has huret gears and weinmann centre pull brakes. From reading forums I saw they weren't too good but not how awful they'd actually be.
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>>1212363
Someone hijacked the question, but you can answer him too
Basically I want a gravel/cx bike I can shove a tent, food, and little things in. I would take my chances with a $500 dengfu, but I don't know if carbon fiber is a good idea for all this.
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>>1212375

I got myself this bike for 400 euros a few years ago - it's a locally handmade frame out of mid-level Columbus tubing and had an old low-level Campagnolo groupset. It was pretty ideal since it had the Ergopower shifters in the brakes instead of the old-type downtube shifters, based on the groupset I think the bike was made in the late 90s.

You could either hunt for a decent complete bike or just get a frame and slap some modern parts on it, just make sure an actual road bike instead of a touring one! Modern parts fit otherwise on old frames but you'll need to stretch the rear triangle a little bit as hubs nowadays are 130mm wide and they used to be 126mm but you can easily fit the wider hub in a steel frame.
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>>1212382

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/FRHOLSTEL/holdsworth-stelvio-touring-adventure-disc-frameset

PlanetX has these holdsworth frames for pretty cheap, steel with decent tyre clearance, disc brakes and fender&rack mounts.
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>>1212384
That's a real looker, love the colour of the frame. When im less poor i'll see about sorting something as nice as that out.

From what I understand, this having less trail will generally mean its not a tourer since the steering will be much sharper? Although the rear chainstay length looks a bit longer than yours, same as the wheelbase. Is there something else i should be looking at to determine the difference?
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image since i'm an idiot
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>>1212391

Yeah that's a touring bike with the centerpull brake hangers and big tire clearances, seat tube angle looks pretty slack too.

I've never actually ridden an older touring bike like that so no idea how they ride, could be that it feels nice and stable but could also be heavy and feel dead. If it's close to you, go for a test ride.
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>>1212386
>European money
And Amazon is being shit, too. That seems about right for a suggestion, though.
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>>1212397
hmm okay, Thanks. I guess it has to be much shorter, also the more curved chainstay length to help with that to be a proper road bike. I wasn't set on that one it was just an example.
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https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/d/2017-tarmac-expert-disc/6621064472.html

Does anything look wrong with this? The price seems right but without the factory warranty I'm worried about cracks fucking down the road.
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>>1212391
it's quite a low end bike
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>>1212498
Yeah I said that in an earlier post, useful image though, thanks.
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Guys, I'm a poorfag. There's no decent bikes for sale except within 100 miles from where I live. They're asking $600 for it.

I plan on getting into triathlons. For now only sprint until I can get a decent job that pays more and buy a better bike. Should I just go ahead and use my commuter bike (Trek DS 8.2) for them or try this cheapo Walmart bike but replace some of the basic parts ASAP?
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>>1212391
>nutted skewers instead of quick release
So having my 2 bike wheels easily stolen is a "feature" of having a mid-top end bike is it
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>>1212558
pedals
tires
saddle

all need changing immediately
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>>1212558
>nuts attaching rear derailleur
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>>1212558

How, as a poorfag, do you imagine being able to support the cost of equipping/training for, traveling to, and entering in triathlons? Even just eating enough protein to avoid losing muscle adds up fast, if you're on any kind of serious training schedule.
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>>1212566
So that'll be cheap for the time being.

>>1212617
I know. Poor quality made bike. But will it suffice until I can get a better one or should I just go ahead and use my Trek DS 8.2?

>>1212621
The current ones are local and they're only sprint. As far as protein, you must not eat healthy. Getting enough calories and protein is easy and cheap if you are willing to eat the same cheap foods all the time and be willing to actually cook.

As far as the reason, on unemployment due to a lay off. So far, no callbacks from all the jobs I've applied for.
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>>1196276
I'm looking for a bike for my wife and I don't want to make possibly the same mistakes I made for myself.
She's 5'9", kinda long legged, and is looking for a weekend rider/commuter. We live in a city with poor bike lane access if that changes anything.
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>>1212926
Oh, and I'd like to keep it under $350.
https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/d/bicycles/search/bia
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>>1212928
does she want/need/prefer a step-thru?

https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/bik/d/trek-800-womans-bike/6625950736.html

^ on the small side but should work, ideally she would ride a 17.

https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/bik/d/giant-option-10-speed-womens/6640367393.html

^ retro cool. 27" tires give you 6-8 options instead of hundreds. Cheap as hell. easier to shift than a bike with downtube shifters. fast enough to go on a road no problemo

https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/bik/d/trek-fx-2-wsd/6640617251.html

probably the best option in terms of fit, value and modernity
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>>1212982
A step thru shouldn't really be a concern.
Thanks anon! I'll probably try and see if we can snag that trek this weekend
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>>1212928
>>1212926

https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/bik/d/fuji-roubaix-bike/6622548745.html

I like this one, some rust on those bolts though. Use the extra 200 bucks to get a new chain, saddle, and possibly a nice new set of tires.
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If I want to fall for the belt driven bicycle meme, is there a better frame than the surly traveler's check?
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>>1196276
saw this giant escape in a local outdoor store. I can’t find anything on this model online
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>>1213144
Giant has an archive for their old models, this one looks like Escape 3 from 2015 https://www.giant-bicycles.com/int/escape-3-2015
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>>1213246
it does look like that one..I don't know if it's worth the $380 at the store then since it's a few years old
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anyone here have a trek fx? looking for a bike to ride on paved/dirt roads.
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Is this worth $600? I really want a frame like this and GT is probably my favorite brand. Also I wouldn't keep those rims, I'd get some silver ones with a deeper dish.
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>>1213343
j u n k
>>1213354
i'd say so, lose the splash tape tho
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>>1213355
Ya the tape is disgusting and I'd replace the seat with the seat I use on my current bike.
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>>1213355
why is it junk?
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>>1213360
non-replaceable chainrings, bottom of the barrel tourney junk components

buy used instead
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>>1213360
Look at that stem and those pedals.
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>>1213361
i’d rather get a new bike..the are two shops near me one is trek and the other one is giant.
>>1213362
I know the pedals are shit but i’d upgrade them..im just looking for a bike around $350 new that i can ride on mainly paved roads and some dirt/gravel road
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>>1213364
>i’d rather get a new bike
>im just looking for a bike around $350 new

What do you want lad? Our approval? You're not going to get it.
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>>1213364
>i’d rather get a new bike..the are two shops near me one is trek and the other one is giant.
if you're not going to listen to us, why do you ask?

Buying a new bike just because you'd rather get a new bike is beyond stupid
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>>1213365
>Our approval? You're not going to get it.
sorry dad
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>>1213367
>>1213364
>the are two shops near me one is trek and the other one is giant.

completely disregarding the obvious that you can order a bike at places like performancebike, nashbar, wiggle, bikesdirect...

In general you will find that Giant's bikes are more reasonably priced for the specs.

You may find the Escape (24 speed flat bar no suspension commuter) or Defy (2x8 entry level road bike with relaxed geometry) more your liking. And it's a hated bike but even a Cypress (comfort hybrid with upright fork and small front susp) with it's comfy super-relaxed cruising position is essentially a really comfortable cruiser with a full gear range.

All are cheaper than the Trek FX iirc.
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>>1212926
>>1212928
So lads, she is just going to use my Giant instead because I'm a manlet and just about the same height. What would you recommend for me in the same budget? Not really looking for a cruiser.
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>>1213503
https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/bik/d/trek-300-elance-road-bike-21/6642088807.html

Is this a good deal lads? Is it a good bike?
Thanks in advance to whoever helps
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Recommend me some good tadpole trikes that are available in Europe.

I've been looking at ICE Trikes VTX or Sprint X.

Is suspension or damping a nice thing to have in a trike? I imagine it's more important on a recumbent than on a traditional upright where you use your legs and arms as active suspension.
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>>1213354
>those welds
D R O P P E D
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Just bought a brand new specialized mountain bike. This thing is piss poor quality.

I already ride a road bike, a 90s lightweight aluminum trek. This thing is indestructible compared to the new specialized mountain bike. The new specialized feels like it could fall apart at any second

What the fuck happened to bike quality?
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>>1196276
where can you buy one of those mini bikes that's not $200?
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>>1213741
haha what, post a picture? has it just been setup badly by shop monkeys or did you spend peanuts of what?

Lots of new bikes need basically a full overhaul and all the bearings adjusted btw so maybe do that
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>>1213767
i got a lower end rockhopper. still, the specs say it's not too dissimilar to the higher end alum models.

the alum feels weak like it'll crush under my weight (160lbs). the spokes feel flimsy. the rear derailleur seems weak like the chain is ging to snap it.

but my bike from 20 years ago doesn't have any of these issues.
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>>1213744
I saw 2 on ebay, being sold used for £50 or so
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>>1197575
dude i'd buy that. forks $180 alone
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>>1212498
old schwinns rock though
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>>1213773
lol, tourney?
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>>1213845
old schwinns, especially the varsity, are a rock
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Are of any of these a good deal?

https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/bik/d/fuji-roubaix-road-bike-21-54cm/6643092571.html

https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/bik/d/trek-2120/6626159239.html

https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/bik/d/giant-road-bike-medium-frame/6622989486.html
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https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/bik/d/new-1988-schwinn-paramountrare/6632796351.html

How much should I offer for this 88 Schwinn Paramount?
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>>1213914
fuckkkk that is gorgeous
$1500
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>>1213894
nah. one step up. the lowest shimano
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>>1213961

dat lowball tho
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https://corvallis.craigslist.org/bik/d/mizutani-street-bike/6641015683.html

Is this worth $100 if it needs new tires? In need of a commuting bike and I have very little budget.
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>>1196276
why shouldn’t i buy this?
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>>1214001
Because it's shit.
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>>1214019
you'll be mad jealous when i pass you on my $100 road bike while you're on your 2k bike
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>>1214023
You could get a used bike for $100 that will outlast this crap by 10 times and will give you much more fun. If you can't afford at least something on Claris, don't buy a new bike.
Or do it, and see yourself how crappy it will be. Riding shit-tier bike kills all the fun.
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>>1214029
go put on your spandex gay boy. Walmart bikes are good if you just road ride
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>>1214031
Well, I'll leave them for you then...
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are these “vintage” bikes worth it? this is $100 on cl it’s a trek elance 330
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>>1214054
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>>1214054
Trek Elances are good vintage rides. Buy it and save it from that ill-set-up ignominy
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https://comoxvalley.craigslist.ca/search/bik
https://nanaimo.craigslist.ca/search/bik

I'm looking for two bikes preferably under $250 each for a 5'11" male and 5'4" female. It seems like there are slim pickings in my area. They will mostly be for casual or fitness use on roads and possibly dirt trails. I don't mind having to fix or replace parts but I'm not exactly knowledgeable when it comes to bikes.
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>>1214366
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