Needing Help First Bike<$1500

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  1. senator52

    senator52 New Member

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    Im a uni student working on a tight budget. Looking at buying a bike, pedals and shoes for under AU$1500. I have been looking at the Giant OCR3 or even OCR2 if I can find a cheap one, Specialized Allez or a Trek maybe 1400. Which bike is the best, I'm a novice looking for some advice. Any other options would also be welcome suggestions. Thanks
     
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  2. gclark8

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    Prices vary depending on location, where are you?
     
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    I live in Perth, WA
     
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    Sorry I meant I was contemplating the Trek 1200 not the 1400. My bad...
     
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    OK, I can get you an OCR3 for about $800, PM me for further details.
     
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    I got a brand new 2005 OCR1 in December for $1600 with shimano shoes, computer (with cadence), bottles, cages and a CO2 pump. Was the best deal I could find anywhere for a new 105 equipped bike.

    //k
     
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    I managed in nov 05 to buy a OCR 1 for $1200 new, all up $1600 with every extra i could think of. Its been a good bike for me (my first) and seen many a mile.

    I think if you look around for the "old" model you can really save lots.
     
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    Check out the bicycle entrenpreneurs, they build their own bikes (amiata's) which i bought with shoes, computer, bottle cages, decent lock etc for $1250. I was in the same situation and was looking at the ocr2 and an avanti of the same spec. The bike I bought has the same components as both those bikes but much cheaper. One hint on those bikes is upgrade the tyres straight away, makes a huge difference (michelin prorace 2). Which uni do u go to?
     
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    Thanx for all the help. I attend UWA. The funds to buy a bike may not free up immediately so I was wondering when the sales are normally on for bikes. I presume it would be during our winter period?
     
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    what course u doing?
     
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    Though I love Cannondales I think you get more for your $ in a Trek. I feel they make the best budget bikes IMO. Specialized and Giant aren't far off.
     
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    Usually around August to October.

    Some manufacturers try to flog off all of their stock in July to capitalise on the interest generated by the Tour.

    HTH,

    nerdag
     
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    Sales are from now till June.. Today I saw an OCR3 in Runners World for below $800!!! :cool: Naturally at the end of season not all colours and sizes are available.. :D
     
  15. senator52

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    Doing Commerce
     
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    haha good stuff, im doing economics. what year u in?
     
  17. senator52

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    1st year Bcom
     
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    Hey, I'm ex-UWA-er here ^^v
    Anywho, is it too much if my budget is $2000 for newbie?
    My old bike so far has been 9 years old, so I'm thinking to get a bike that will serve me for years on.
     
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    Guys, be aware the 2006 OCR specials are almost all gone. A friend got one last week for $780 (OCR3).
     
  20. senator52

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    It would be nice to have a $2000 budget to start on. I don't think its too much, plus buying a more expensive bike 'should' have a longer life span, components should be of better quality and durability. Plus if its goin to last you for 10yrs its only a $200 dollar a year purchase, not too much unless you get hit by the bug and need to upgrade again, but quicker this time:eek: !
     
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