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I am in market for a used road bike...

Asked by iomar (26points) August 1st, 2007 from iPhone

For years I have been mountain biking just recently I went 50 mile road ride with a group of friend on my mountain bike. Now I think I might do this again and next time I like to have a road bike to do it. I guess I like to know if any one here are selling a decent road bike to start with if not where can I shop for one?

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sferik's avatar

You should be able to find one on craigslist.

bob's avatar

Craigslist and eBay are good resources. You can find good deals, although there's lots of crap as well.

emilyrose's avatar

go to a store and try a few bikes to figure out which brands, material types, components are comfortable to you. also try to get a good idea about your size and this will vary from brand to brand too. if you realize you love a certain brand, and have an approximate size, check ebay and craigslist. and if you can't find one online, go for new! and i dont know where you live, but i say buy a really good lock and cable!

iomar's avatar

Thanks, guys! For some reason I always felt like it is not nice to try the bikes. I thought when I see one I like I should just buy it and than I can try it. Anyway, I guess since I we'll be paying so much for it there should not be a problem for them to let me ride it yo try it.

phyrbyrd's avatar

Bicycling magazine usually come out with buyer’s guides each year. I’ve found that doing research in the magazines before I go to the store helps me narrow down the choices. Here’s a link to the 2007 bike search page for road bikes

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