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#1 johnfwd

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Posted 10 May 2021 - 10:41 AM

The back wheel of my bicycle is wobbly, so I've not taken to the Trails lately.  Rather than spend money to fix my old one, I wanted to buy a new bicycle.  That seemed simple enough.  But when I checked out the prices at one of the bike shops, my jaw dropped open.  I can't see myself spending $800 to $3,000 for a bicycle, high-speed racer notwithstanding.  I know some of you guys in the forum have those fancy bikes, and I respect that.  But I thought a modest 26-wheel size road bike is all I need.  Unfortunately, Walmart and Target shelves for men's bicycles have been empty for quite a while.  I guess the pandemic is to blame for this.

 

Anyone know of any bicycle shops that sell $130.00 road bikes?



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Posted 10 May 2021 - 01:42 PM

The back wheel of my bicycle is wobbly, so I've not taken to the Trails lately.  Rather than spend money to fix my old one, I wanted to buy a new bicycle.  That seemed simple enough.  But when I checked out the prices at one of the bike shops, my jaw dropped open.  I can't see myself spending $800 to $3,000 for a bicycle, high-speed racer notwithstanding.  I know some of you guys in the forum have those fancy bikes, and I respect that.  But I thought a modest 26-wheel size road bike is all I need.  Unfortunately, Walmart and Target shelves for men's bicycles have been empty for quite a while.  I guess the pandemic is to blame for this.

 

Anyone know of any bicycle shops that sell $130.00 road bikes?

 

I would take a look at local pawn shops.  I've seen some beauties for rock bottom prices at pawn shops.  



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