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I am looking to buy a road bike for around $500. I would like to buy second hand as I hfeel this is the best way to get something decent within my budget. Just wanting to use it for fitness but don't exactly want to cheap out on the bottom of the line new bike. Are there any stores or dealers around Adelaide that have a fairly extensive range of used/trade-in bikes?
www.bikexchange.com.au may yield some results, but through mostly private sellers.
If you were looking to browse for used bikes all in one shop, I'm afraid I haven't come across this, excpet for the usuall cashies places with mostly kmart or MTBs.
I have noticed the bicycle express has the occasional used frame or bike, but likely to be more than $500 pricerange you were interested in.
I was in the same boat about 6 months ago, I found my Repco in the Advertiser Weekender classifieds.
Also driving and looking for discarded bikes on the side of the road is good, it can take months to find something but if you keep an eye out it can be very rewarding to save a bike that was heading for the tip.
If your after something newer I think the second hand bikes at Bicycle Express start off for $700ish.
2009 Bottecchia Altavelocita
1939 Malvern Star (unknown model, 1 star)
1999 Specialized TJ Lavin 415 Vegas (BMX)
Cheers guys. Yeah I've been checking out BikeExchange and GumTree. Found a Carbonio 1.0 for $500 but missed out by about 5 minutes. The guy reckons he gets deals like that all the time and will let me know when he has something in my price range. But I'm wanting to hurry up and get one within the next fortnight. I'll check out those stores!
I imagine that it is the same in South Oz as WA where bikes shops are generally prohibited form selling second hand bikes unless they have a pawnbrokers permit. They may be able to by back there own stock though so if you can find one that does business with touring shows (circuses, theatre groups, etc who sometimes buy a couple for two or three staff to go for a wander/tour) then you might then be able to get some almost new bargains on middle quality bikes.
Unchain yourself - Ride a unicycle
@Nov14 6,343km of 6,600. Rem 257 @5.5/day. Time to review the target methinks.
Congrats!...I'm guessing you blew your budget bigtime
http://www.ivanhoecycles.com.au/bikes/r ... d_596.html
One of these?
Crikey thats cheap...Hope it's not hot
Did you get it from a shop?
Well done on the bike deal, looks like you're about spend as much again on all yer accessories - hope that business is doing well!
- Ciao; 3rd Kog.("I'm not racing, just trying to catch the dude up ahead")
Now: Avanti Monza (to keep up with Pinarello riders), Shogun Metro (+ tag-along)
B4: Phillips Multi-track (really bad, but got me back into riding)
i am pretty sure triple play (tripleplaydotcomdotau) do custom wear. they have just updated there website so i struggled to find the custom section, but it used to be there and they've still got a section called templates so i think with a bit of hunting youll find they do it. what is the business? beautiful bike i wanted a pinerello when i was looking not long ago. Wish i could of got one for 600 bucks or round about. settled for an orbea aspin cause i got about 700 bucks off and i absolutely love it, hope you love the pinerello sounds great and i hope the custom jersey works out for you.
White, Orbea Aspin, 2009
Red, Pinarello Sestriere, 2000
Trek 1500 ultegra gear, 2005
given the choice, would you rather share the roads with a woman texting in her four-wheel-drive, a manic truckie, a boy in a grey-import turbo, or a cyclist?
Hey, after collecting for a while, have decided to start selling the shed is getting way to full. No more room so it started going to the tip. Let me know if you need anything and I will try and help out. Lots of old stuff good and bad. Cheers Sam
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