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InAnotherCastle

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Jan 18 2014 at 10:17pm #

I’m still pretty new to Pittsburgh and my bike was stolen so I need to get a new one to get to work. The distance isn’t far, and I don’t bike recreationally so I just need a simple road bike though I do like the power of being able to shift gears…

Anyway I was wondering if there were any used bike shops I could check out to find a replacement? I bought my last bike from Positive Spin in Morgantown for only $80 and they were nice in helping me narrow down the ones that would actually fit me. I would rather visit a shop with many options than try every bike on Craigslist, but I don’t want to bother getting a new one for such a short ride. Does anyone know a good place I could check out?


jonawebb

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Jan 18 2014 at 10:33pm #

BTW, there’s a page on local bike shops on the Wiki at http://bikingpgh.com/index.php?title=Main_Page#Finding_a_Bike_to_Ride.
But excellent sources of used bikes are FreeRide (cheap, choice and quality varies enormously, you can get very lucky), Thick, what else?


salty

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Jan 18 2014 at 10:38pm #

Free Ride is a shop similar to Positive Spin: http://freeridepgh.org

Thick Bikes is a great shop and has new and used bikes.

That really sucks about your bike getting stolen. I have a bike I could lend you for a while if it fits you (the manual says 5’9″ – 6’3″).


InAnotherCastle

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Jan 18 2014 at 10:40pm #

I really appreciate this everyone. I will definitely check out Thick Bikes and Free Ride.

Salty I appreciate the offer but, alas, I’m only 5’2″…. Thank you for being so kind though.


cburch

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Jan 18 2014 at 11:11pm #

jonawebb wrote:BTW, there’s a page on local bike shops on the Wiki at http://bikingpgh.com/index.php?title=Main_Page#Finding_a_Bike_to_Ride.
But excellent sources of used bikes are FreeRide (cheap, choice and quality varies enormously, you can get very lucky), Thick, what else?

FYI, Thick doesn’t build frames anymore. haven’t for a few years actually.


edmonds59

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Jan 19 2014 at 9:32am #

This looks kind of nice, North Hills, http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/bik/4283398847.html


Drewbacca

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Jan 19 2014 at 12:49pm #

edmonds59 wrote:This looks kind of nice, North Hills, http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/bik/4283398847.html

IDK, the rust on the headtube lug gives me pause, I wonder what’s inside the frame. $90 seems steep for what it is… definitely has potential though.


StuInMcCandless

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Jan 19 2014 at 3:13pm #

I have a women’s bike I can lend you indefinitely. Comes with a rack and fenders. I got it from a friend who was about to trash it. (No @marko82, not the blue one you gave me.) Runs pretty well, though I haven’t a lot of experience with it.

I got it for my wife, but since she hardly ever rides, I can part with it for a while, but OTOH she might change her mind in a few months. It will certainly get you through the winter.

PM me if interested. I can meet you downtown or nearby.


InAnotherCastle

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Jan 19 2014 at 4:34pm #

Hampton Township is a bit far… Though I thank you for the suggestion, and @StuInMcCandless I really appreciate the offer but I’m looking for something permanent. I wouldn’t want your wife to go without the option at least. Never know when a bike comes in handy! I really do appreciate your offer though, thank you very much.


richierich

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Jan 20 2014 at 9:36am #

Kraynicks up on Penn Ave used to have used bikes to sell sometimes, and that would be a cheap option.

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