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    Budgetlight USED hardtail?

    I'm looking for a generic sort of lightweight hardtail that would show up cheap in the used listings in good shape.

    I find that complete bikes from the big names or generic names often show up cheap and hardly ridden.

    Is there a hardtail of that sort that might weigh in around 20 lbs for a Large?

    I see most of the threads focusing on the challenge of putting together light new bikes, and light new budget bikes. Not so much on the 2ndhand light cheap market. I figure as long as it's a big/generic brand that when used they'd tend to run cheap.

    Anything I should keep my eye out for?

    Any frame material is fine.

    And a frequent used price of $1k or less (or much less) would be dandy.

    It seems like my pals are often content with 23+-lb carbon bikes and it just seems like those are kinda heavy. I'm weak, skinny and easy on equipment and so I always like to opt for lightness, but I often detect that it's not the major value for others.
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    You can find large (18.5" and up), 20lb bikes under 1k.

    Now.... can you live with v-brakes, 26" wheels and single speed?

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