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needing a road bike

Are you wanting to replace your road bike and needing to sell yours first? I am 5″8″ 180 lbs (male). Looking to purchase a road bike from somewhere in Iowa.
I road RAGBRAI with a montain bike (converted to a hybrid) – just was not enough! I road that bike for the first 6 days, and borrowed a road bike from my bike club for the 7th day, and what a difference! So yeah, I’m in the market for a new bike to keep on doing RAGBRAI – can you help? Appreciated!!!

8 Replies

“Bicycle Bill”, August 12, 2011 at 11:45 pm



“Bicycle Bill”, August 12, 2011 at 11:51 pm

Yeah, I’ve got one.  See it here on eBay.


I hope you made enough off that piece of newspaper to be able to bid on it.



Michrider !!!, August 13, 2011 at 5:21 am

Check our your local bike shops and Craigslist for used road bikes. 


dlhventures, August 13, 2011 at 9:18 am

To Bicycle Bill – please there’s no need for sarcasm, all I need is a bike and to afford a good one.


dlhventures, August 13, 2011 at 9:24 am

Thanks Michrider! Never thought of Craigslist – I’ll definitely keep an eye out. I have also checked the bike shops, but their bikes are pretty pricy at the moment. I’ve heard that some sale bikes such as “last year models” for cheaper, but haven’t come across any yet! I rode RAGBRAI with a hybrid which was 90 percent mountain bike, and tested a road bike 1 day, and what a difference!
Thanks again!


jwsknk, August 13, 2011 at 10:43 am

Des Moines bike collective might have something used. Think stuff turns over there quickly. Might keep an eye out for Bike World warehouse sale in Des Moines


barbara45000, August 13, 2011 at 2:14 pm

The local bike shops are your best bet. I’d be careful of Craiglist or Ebay. I had two bikes stolen from my garage, both in 2009 several weeks apart, and they were both sold on Ebay in parts. I tried bidding on the frames but was always out bidded. I even notified my local police dept about it and they said there wasn’t anything they could do…..yeah, right. So, just be careful when looking…..ride on…hope you find a good deal that you’re happy with!!!!!


CyclingRoberto, August 13, 2011 at 8:05 pm

On the other hand, I’ve bought bikes on both eBay and craigs…


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