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Looking for first road bike and want to buy used .
Anyone recommend anything then the usual Kijiji , Ebay , Craiglist sites ?
 

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hey ccaddy,

Maybe pop in to Reynold's Cycle if you haven't already? They always seem to have a couple decent used road bikes for sale. There was a nice Opus there about a year ago or so at the Meg Drive store for like $1000, had a 105/ultegra mix if I remember correctly. Sparked my interest at the time but was a bit big for me.
 

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Also, the TO bike show's this weekend. If you know what size/rough geometry you need there are killer deals there sometimes.

Might be worth checking out.
 

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There are no road bikes on Pinkbike and my budget is "find a steal" so $1000 bikes are out of the question .
A few nibbles on Canadian Cyclist though .
 

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ccaddy said:
There are no road bikes on Pinkbike and my budget is "find a steal" so $1000 bikes are out of the question .
A few nibbles on Canadian Cyclist though .
From new, it'll be tough to find anything really good for much less that $1K all-in. Used though, you might even make your way up to Ultegra! :thumbsup:
 

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Ahh ...thanks for digging those up .:thumbsup:
I check 2 pages into the Pinkbike roadbikes and it was
mainlly urban bikes and no road bikes .
 

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Igor Kenk...oh sorry...I think he's out of business.:D
 

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Other option would be a cross bike. If you call around you can find them for under $1000. Maybe even cheaper as shops will be wanting to get rid of old stock. Cycle Solutions had some Norco Cross frames for under $200. Gone now.
 

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Igor Kenk...oh sorry...I think he's out of business.:D
Haha, i'm sure there are other places to find a "steal" ... pinkbike for one!

I'm not that excited to buy used, the time you've invested searching for the winning combo you could have saved enough to buy new. People always over-value their own trash too.

So, good luck... you have the right sites. :)

Which size and conditions btw?
 

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Maybe check with your local forums or even the mountain bike club you're supposed to be involved in ;)

I picked up a basically new Devinci Chicane with a couple upgrades for $500 through word of mouth. I still have it too, and it's your size. But you'll never find out about it I guess....
 

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Maybe check with your local forums or even the mountain bike club you're supposed to be involved in ;)

I picked up a basically new Devinci Chicane with a couple upgrades for $500 through word of mouth. I still have it too, and it's your size. But you'll never find out about it I guess....
That's funny right there...:cornut:
 

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...."That's funny right there..."

Yeah but it's Yan so Im not taking the bait .:thumbsup:
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ccaddy said:
...."That's funny right there..."

Yeah but it's Yan so Im not taking the bait .:thumbsup:
It's this kind of banter that keeps me coming back here every morning. :D
 

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Sorry to have ticked you off Craig. While I may have been trying to make a point, facetious banter is all that was really intended. Sorry.
 

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got a 56 Jake the Snake (2007, neon green, 105 parts) that I could make happen <1000 if you or anyone else is interested. Have different parts to fit on it to fit different pricepoints.
 
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