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    Phoenix area bike shops selling used bikes?

    I am looking for cheap, but good used road bike. Craiglist is my first look, but are there any bike shops that sell used bikes? Might be worth a look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoePAz View Post
    I am looking for cheap, but good used road bike. Craiglist is my first look, but are there any bike shops that sell used bikes? Might be worth a look.
    How about this: Bike Exchange - Tempe Bicycle Exchange Specializes in used and reconditioned bicycles, of course We sell new bikes as well. We also carry a full array of new and used bicycle components, accessories, and parts. never used them before, but have always been curious... I have also seen "lightly" used bikes for sale at Exhale bikes, but they have always been mtb...

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    Nice Dennis. I am going to have to take a look there.
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    "Try Me" bikes in the slop.....

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    yeah I was curious about that bike exchange place as well. They do put some of their bikes up on craigslist as well.

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    Global Bikes always has ads on CL under bicycles - by dealer.

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    +1 on Global.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IamtheYeti View Post
    yeah I was curious about that bike exchange place as well. They do put some of their bikes up on craigslist as well.
    Looks like they just blasted craigslist with bikes today. I found nothing in thier list I wanted, but I do want to go and look what they have not listed.
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    I have been to Bicycle Exchange and its pretty cool. They have everything from Magnas and Huffys to vintage steel rides from the 70's and 80's and even some more modern stuff sometimes. Never bought, but the prices are reasonable. They carry lots of parts too, especially used. Actually picked up a smaller rotor used to try to see how it worked out. Nice guys too.

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    Bicycle exchange is kind of a hole in the wall for college kids to get second hand mongooses but they do carry the occasional good rides at reasonable prices. Not happy they've opted to flood CL with capitalized listings though...
    Keep the rubber side down

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    Bikes

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    Not to pat myself on the back here...or potentially spam, but we just opened Salvation Outdoor which sells new used and consigned bike, camping and kayaking gear. We're going to focus on higher end bikes (Trek, specialize, etc,...not Magna, etc.). We just opened, so the selection is pretty sparse right now for bikes, but we are looking to get some good bikes in on consignment soon. Hopefully this isn't considered spam since it does respond to the question.
    We are on the SW corner of 32nd ST and Thunderbird (next to subway)....just opened 2 weeks ago.
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    Bike exchange was a bust. The pointed me to vintage Bianchi. Nice bike, but very old. They wanted 600. I did not like the old vintage aspect. However on Craigslist they have the same bike for 500. Buyer beware. The had nothing else that fit.
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    Paragon Cycling in Mesa always has a few used road bikes. Same with Mikes Bike Chalet in Mesa.

    What size bike do you need? How old are you willing to go? Steel, Aluminum or Carbon?

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    Don't forget to look at Tucson's Craigslist too. Might be worth the drive if you can find out you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjpitts View Post
    Paragon Cycling in Mesa always has a few used road bikes. Same with Mikes Bike Chalet in Mesa.

    What size bike do you need? How old are you willing to go? Steel, Aluminum or Carbon?
    Size.... I am 5'7" so anywhere from a 52 to 56 depending.
    Age? .... Probably 2003 or newer. Must have thread less head set. no downtube shift levers.
    Ideally frame would be Al and carbon fork. However it is not that critical
    Like tiagra or better components.
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    JoePAz, sending you a PM. I am considering selling my road bike and my bike fits your specs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoePAz View Post
    Size.... I am 5'7" so anywhere from a 52 to 56 depending.
    Age? .... Probably 2003 or newer. Must have thread less head set. no downtube shift levers.
    Ideally frame would be Al and carbon fork. However it is not that critical
    Like tiagra or better components.
    Based on your criteria Joe- you can really get a nice late 90's bike in steel with Shimano 600 or better components for less than $500 on CL all the time. These era bikes usually crept into the 19-22 lb range, but were top of the line in the day and still hold up well to training rides. Drawbacks-less gears for climbing, but if you are using it to get stronger for MTB that can be considered a plus. Also at 5' 7" I would not go larger than 54cm or maybe 55 depending on the bike-they are all a little different. I traded a $60 phone for an 80's near top line Benotto and love it for what I do. It does have frame shift, which is kind of inconveinent but it takes me back to my first real road bike I had as a teen in the 80's!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjkm View Post
    JoePAz, sending you a PM. I am considering selling my road bike and my bike fits your specs.
    Terry, PM sent. Thanks.
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    tjkm hooked me up yesterday. MTBR to the rescue. It got too dark when I got home to do a ride, but I will be doing one this evening.
    Joe
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    Joe, I hope you are enjoying your new bike!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdudecycling View Post
    Not to pat myself on the back here...or potentially spam, but we just opened Salvation Outdoor which sells new used and consigned bike, camping and kayaking gear. We're going to focus on higher end bikes (Trek, specialize, etc,...not Magna, etc.). We just opened, so the selection is pretty sparse right now for bikes, but we are looking to get some good bikes in on consignment soon. Hopefully this isn't considered spam since it does respond to the question.
    We are on the SW corner of 32nd ST and Thunderbird (next to subway)....just opened 2 weeks ago.
    What do you guys charge for consignment? I've got a 2012 Giant Revel that's been collecting dust since I bought my new Fuji FS

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjkm View Post
    Joe, I hope you are enjoying your new bike!!
    My God that bike is FAST!!! I did a 10 mile loop today at 18.4 mph avg in 33 mintues. Easy test loop and I was shocked at how fast I could accelerate and fly up hills.

    I tweaked angle of handle bars a bit (lower) and adjusted the seat rails a bit (back 5 to 10mm). I might need a longer stem. Seems like one on it is a 90mm. The steering is fast so a little longer might slow that down and give me a little more reach. Fine tuning really and to be expected so I am not surprised at all.
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    dup post, my bad
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisaz82 View Post
    What do you guys charge for consignment? I've got a 2012 Giant Revel that's been collecting dust since I bought my new Fuji FS
    Chris, we do a 70/30 split...70 to the consignor (you). I'll also give it a clean up and tune up if needed before putting it on the floor to make sure its as spiffy as possible. Shoot me a PM if you are interested!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoePAz View Post
    My God that bike is FAST!!! I did a 10 mile loop today at 18.4 mph avg in 33 mintues. Easy test loop and I was shocked at how fast I could accelerate and fly up hills.

    I tweaked angle of handle bars a bit (lower) and adjusted the seat rails a bit (back 5 to 10mm). I might need a longer stem. Seems like one on it is a 90mm. The steering is fast so a little longer might slow that down and give me a little more reach. Fine tuning really and to be expected so I am not surprised at all.
    Don't remind me! I am having withdrawals!!!!!!!

    Kidding. Glad you are loving it as much as I did!

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    tjkm,
    I completed two more road rides on the bike since monday. Both about 18 miles and just under an hour. I have some short, but tough hills to climb in Anthem I can get in an solid 18 mile loop with only about a 1 mile "repeat" section, 680 feet of climbing and only neighborhood traffic. Plus I am htting 33 mph in one spot and doing sustained runs of 24 mph.

    Anyway I think I found my sweet spot on the bike. A little adjustment here and little there and I believe I have found a happy place. It is intesting how much more import fit is on road bike vs the mtn bike.
    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoePAz View Post
    tjkm,
    I completed two more road rides on the bike since monday. Both about 18 miles and just under an hour. I have some short, but tough hills to climb in Anthem I can get in an solid 18 mile loop with only about a 1 mile "repeat" section, 680 feet of climbing and only neighborhood traffic. Plus I am htting 33 mph in one spot and doing sustained runs of 24 mph.

    Anyway I think I found my sweet spot on the bike. A little adjustment here and little there and I believe I have found a happy place. It is intesting how much more import fit is on road bike vs the mtn bike.
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    Uh oh.... He's gone to the dark side ... Bring on the spandex!
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    Quote Originally Posted by azdog View Post
    Pics!!
    Ok... None out on roads... To busy riding.

    No going to the darkside. I am still a MTBer. After 3 straights days riding the new toy I will be taking few days off then hitting up BCT for quick 2 hr ride sunday morning.

    Ask for spandex... I have been using them since 1998...
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    Nice! I can see the bar adjustment and seat post a touch higher? I did not realize I left you with such dirty bar tape!

    My top speed on that bike was 38 coming down south mountain, you will surpass that in no time!

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    I want to buy a bike i do mostly AM and XC what option would be better?

    Specialized stumpjumper 29 comp carbon or stumpjumper aluminum elite?

    Norco sight killer B-3

    scott genius 740

    salsa horsethief 3

    or any other sugestions? i wanna spend 2700 tops

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    I am thinking of going to one of those exchanges to find a cheap bike, I just need one that will be able to handle my weight of 340# hopefully I can find one there.

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