Looking for cheap new bike

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by sjackson, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. sjackson

    sjackson Member

    I'm looking to build an all-weather non-motored bike. My plan was to get a hardtail MTB frame, fit it with narrow hybrid tires, drum brakes, thick chain and an internal 7-speed hub. The problem is, the cheapest frame in my size (21" or higher) that I can find isn't cheap ($400).

    The people on this board seem to be able to find the best deals. Wondering if anybody knows where I can find a 21" sized frame for a decent price. Doesn't have to be just a frame. If I can buy a whole bike at a decent price, that'd be a great place to start. I'd still be replacing most of the stock components, but if I can get a whole bike cheaper than a bare frame, why not?

    I looked at target and walmart, but the largest framed bikes they usually carry top out at 19".
     
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  2. ocscully

    ocscully Member

    craigslist http://www.craigslist.org is a great source for quality used bicycles at a good price. If you want new you might try Nashbar http://www.nashbar.com . They often times have there propritary framesets on sale at great prices.

    ocscully
     
  3. sjackson

    sjackson Member

    Yeah, I'm having a hard time finding anything on my local craigslist. Everybody is asking way too much money for used bikes. I put up a wanted ad (in the wanted section) and it got flagged for some reason and taken down. Kinda irritated with them right now.
     
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  4. ocscully

    ocscully Member

    Mtbr classifieds?

    I've got one other suggestion for you on used Mountain bikes http://classifieds.mtbr.com/index.php I'm not sure how you feel about buying a used bike from a distance bu[t sometimes there are some really good deals listed there and none of the hassle that is e-bay. They also have a feature with there listings where you can enter your zip code and then each listing will indicate how far from you they are.

    ocscully
     
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