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  1. #1
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    Wanted: Road Bike (trade for boards and $$$)

    Looking for a road/ tri bike in the 56-60cm range. Have a number of boards in a variety of shapes available to trade. Let me know what you have and what you're looking for. Thanks.

  2. #2
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    Exit, this a VERY broad range of sizes particuarly for a Road/Tri bike! How tall is the person the bike is for?

  3. #3
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    I'm 6-0. Charts say my optimum size is 58/59cm, but beggars cant be choosy. Figured I could tweak a slightly large/ small bike to my size. No?
    Last edited by Exit98Surf; Jun 24, 2013 at 08:21 PM.

  4. #4
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    Pain in the Ass and it costs. With road bikes, Especially tri bikes, Fit is everything. I ride as my primary transportation, but I'm the boardshorts under cargo shorts, skate shoes, 50lb backpack adventure type rider on a Specialized Allez steel frame roadbike. I'm a bicycle mechanic part time privately but used to work at a road oriented shop.
    Here's what you do. Just go to a bike shop that carries road bikes and tell them you're looking for somethinglow end but not sure what size you are. They'll size you up super fast...shoot the **** with them a bit and remember the number. Most likely a 56 but Maybe a 58 if you've got long legs. See what they say.
    I deal in used bikes and will keep my eye out.
    PM me any messages after this and we'll talk about board trades.
    Thanks.

  5. #5
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    As kpd73 said, fit is everything. No kidding.

    Having said that, I have a Trek carbon frame road bike that I don't use. Beautiful ride in great condition. I can't recall the size but I could email you that info & pics.

  6. #6
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    Sandbar18 has one for sale although he might have already sold it. Its for someone in the 5'10" range to 6' I think.

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    hey - congrats on getting into road biking, I got addicted to the pain/reward aspects of riding about a year and a half ago. Im 6'3 200lb and ride a 59 cm. at 6' your probably 56-58, depending on leg length/inseam. good luck!