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Advice needed for buying affordable used/new bikes.

Discussion in 'Beginners Forum' started by DerickR3D, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. DerickR3D

    DerickR3D Chimp

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    Hey guys! I'm new here and know nothing about bikes. The main purpose of me being here is clear, get an affordable used bike.

    I've done some "casual" study about types of bikes and the types I'm intending to buy are hybrid or mountain bike.

    Here's the case, I'm an international student studying at The Ohio State University for around 3 years from now, so I guess it'll be great to have a bike which will help me commute to my campus and anywhere around it. The road around campus and anywhere around it is pretty much flat and pavement, so ideally a road bike or hybrid will work perfectly. The reason for me to exclude road bikes in my selection is the low handle which promotes aerodynamic, which I'm not a fan of (not really comfortable for me). Thus, I included the hybrid bike; which has higher handle, and mountain bike; high handle and cheaper.

    Here's the catch, my budget can go only as high as 150$, that's pretty much it. I know a good bike should cost more than that and I might probably ending up with some S**ty A** bike with that money, but hey, why not give it a try on this forum, so I did it. Remember, I'm looking for used bikes, it can cost way cheaper compared to new ones, but any recommendations are welcomed!

    I hope I can get my "budget bike hunting" dream come true in this forum.

    Thanks!
     

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  2. boostindoubles

    boostindoubles Nacho Libre

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    I'd recommend a trip to Wally World, where at least your pile of shit will start off new.
     
  3. DerickR3D

    DerickR3D Chimp

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    These are few bikes that I found on Walmart:

    700c Hyper SpinFit Men's Hybrid Bike
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/700c-Hype...fault&beacon_version=1.0.1&findingMethod=p13n

    Kent Bicycles 26" Northwoods Pomona Dual Suspension Comfort Bike
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Kent-Bicy...fault&beacon_version=1.0.1&findingMethod=p13n

    26" NEXT Avalon Men's Comfort Bike with Full Suspension
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/26-Avalon-Men-s-Cruiser-Bike/21635130

    26" Hyper Havoc Full Suspension Men's Mountain Bike
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/26-Hyper-...fault&beacon_version=1.0.1&findingMethod=p13n

    They are considerably cheap, not sure about the quality tho. But the NEXT Avalon seems to be getting nice reviews on forum. Any ideas?
     
  4. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    I do not want to stosh your high but... save your money and increase your budget. There is no fly at that price point.