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What Road Bike for less than £300?
#41
He only livesi in Maidstone, I'd make him an offer outside of ebay & do a deal on the £300 he wants for it.. Use the £50+ sellers & paypal fees as a negotiation
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#42
"Laggingbehind" Wrote:He only livesi in Maidstone, I'd make him an offer outside of ebay & do a deal on the £300 he wants for it.. Use the £50+ sellers & paypal fees as a negotiation

I know, hence the query to him, just he failed the oh so important size information!

Just want some feedback from some knowledgable folk on reputation/spec of such bike.......

I understand from learning that because its a "double" then I wont be pointed at by other road riding folk...... those crazy roadies!  :Smile
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#43
I would refuse to buy it on principle as he hasnt listed the frame size just like idiots who advertise cars for sale and don't say the colour or even more stupidly get bhp figures wrong, many a time I have emailed random people on Ebay selling French cars that I have no interest in buying but just to correct their bhp figure claims.

No need for a triple with the small hills in this country, a compact 2 ring should be fine although you may have to stand on some BBH stuff, triples are accepted for proper roadies that go out to the Alpes etc and some now even run as large as 28T on the back

That looks like a standard double so probably 42/52 and 11-27 sort of thing, very high 1st gear, get used to standing
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#44
"Breezer" Wrote:I would refuse to buy it on principle as he hasnt listed the frame size just like idiots who advertise cars for sale and don't say the colour or even more stupidly get bhp figures wrong, many a time I have emailed random people on Ebay selling French cars that I have no interest in buying but just to correct their bhp figure claims.

Somehow I actually believe you do........

You'll be surprised how many bikes Ive looked at without a frame size on.

I emailed about a road bike in Chatham (a Decathlon bike) and he simply replied with "I dont know"......

Thats gonna sell then!  bloody idiot.

Ive emailed asking the frame size and the rider's height, as thats sometimes a better marker.
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#45
Im not making that top bit up, idiots that claim 160bhp from XU10J4 engines when they are quite clearly 155bhp and NOT XU9J4's hack me right off!

Inside leg probably better but may be a bit dodgy asking that especially if a female seller, if it states the year then you can probably find geometry from the makers website presuming they at least tell you what model it is which will normally be "48cm model" etc
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#46
"Breezer" Wrote:I would refuse to buy it on principle as he hasnt listed the frame size just like idiots who advertise cars for sale and don't say the colour or even more stupidly get bhp figures wrong, many a time I have emailed random people on Ebay selling French cars that I have no interest in buying but just to correct their bhp figure claims.

No need for a triple with the small hills in this country, a compact 2 ring should be fine although you may have to stand on some BBH stuff, triples are accepted for proper roadies that go out to the Alpes etc and some now even run as large as 28T on the back

That looks like a standard double so probably 42/52 and 11-27 sort of thing, very high 1st gear, get used to standing

Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin
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#47
Ben, I see the Bianchi has gone, did you buy it?
Its a bit unscientific but for what its worth I recon its at least a "large" looking at the distance the seat post starts from the top of the wheel (compaired with my medium Giant) and the gap between the top tube and the diagonal tube comming up from the BB, the bigger the frame the larger the gap. You would be amazed how many people dont mention size when trying to sell a bike  >Sad
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#48
No I didn't buy it, guess either someone else asked and bought it. He never replied.
Oh well, keep looking.
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#49
Things just get more stupid.... the guy with the bike above replied late last night giving me the size details AFTER the bike was sold........ why not just say, "sorry its now sold"...

Morons!

Now another 4 or 5 bikes Ive found, NONE have the size on there!! - and who the feck bids on these bikes WITHOUT this information???....

I dont think I can be bothered any more - if road riding addles the brain or something, Im yet to deal with ANYONE with a normal attitude or bit of common sense about them.
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#50
HT+slicks+larger chainrings
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