Junior bikes

Rowdie
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Junior bikes

Postby Rowdie » Fri May 11, 2018 2:08 pm

Hi

Looking to get my daughter (aged 11) a road bike to do triathlons.
Any recommendations ? (or cycling specific websites that sell second hand)

Thnaks

Rowdie
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Second hand junior road bike

Postby Rowdie » Fri May 11, 2018 2:36 pm

Hi

Any recommendations on where I can find second hand junior road bike in NSW (Sydney region)?

Cheers
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Re: Junior bikes

Postby NASHIE » Sat May 12, 2018 8:17 pm

Which state do you live in ?. In WA contact local bike clubs as junior bikes turnover regularly. Local velodromes also have pin up boards with race bikes for sale. And just search gumtree etc

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Re: Junior bikes

Postby Mububban » Mon May 21, 2018 9:42 pm

Gumtree might have some extra small ladies frames, I also see the odd youth road bike up for sale as kids grow out of them
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Re: Junior bikes

Postby Thoglette » Tue May 22, 2018 1:17 pm

Rowdie wrote:Looking to get my daughter (aged 11) a road bike to do triathlons.

And her height is?

There's 24", 26" (650C) and 28" (700C a.k.a. "full size") road/tri bikes out there. Each suits incrementally taller ranges of people. Most likely a 650C bike will fit as you can build frames from teeny up to well over 6' (at about 165-170cm 700C frames are viable, depending on individual shape)
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Re: Junior bikes

Postby Mububban » Wed May 23, 2018 11:00 am

If you use Facebook, check out the Marketplace for bikes.
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Re: Junior bikes

Postby Thoglette » Thu May 31, 2018 2:59 pm

Just found out that Kotavelo have 24" and 650C bikes
No relationship, not even a customer. The owner/staff lurks around here somewhere.

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Re: Junior bikes

Postby g-boaf » Thu May 31, 2018 10:20 pm

Thoglette wrote:Just found out that Kotavelo have 24" and 650C bikes
No relationship, not even a customer. The owner/staff lurks around here somewhere.

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Giant does too:

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/au/tcr-espoir-26

Saw one today, it looked reasonable enough.

Must be a decent secondhand market for them given how quickly kids grow (too big for the smaller bikes).

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Re: Junior bikes

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:38 am

Fuji make a couple of different 650c bikes. I think the bottom end bike has a weird Tourney mix with the handlebar/stem shifters but the Fuji Finest is a Sora/Claris with 2x8 brifters and isn't too expensive :

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The one shown is an XXS selling for $699 (am sure you could haggle this down or get freebies) and is in Parramatta.

https://www.bikeexchange.com.au/a/road-bikes/fuji/nsw/parramatta/finest-2-1/103075472

Other option is a Norco Valence but that's another $300 odd
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Re: Junior bikes

Postby RobertL » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:45 am

I see quite a few juniors at my club riding Hillbrick bikes, too. They seem to make a range of kid's sized road bikes.
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Re: Junior bikes

Postby ball bearing » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:56 am

I have a 650c The One and a Vitus 24" Premiere available for sale in WA.

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/au/e ... -prod81035

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Re: Junior bikes

Postby find_bruce » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:05 pm

Nice looking 24" Hillbrick for sale in Wingham asking $450 if you feel like a drive

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