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New or used?
Poll ended at Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:43 pm
Brand new bike 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Second hand bike 100%  100%  [ 7 ]
Total votes : 7
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:43 pm 
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I'm buying a 'new' bike :shock: :D

I have decided what I want, and have been offered an amazing deal on a brand new one, build however I an my budget desire.

However, I have just seen an ad for a used bike the same, with fairly good parts, for less than the new one will cost.

Edit-Prices:
New £1000ish
Second hand £600ish

I don't know what to do, what do you lot think?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:11 pm 
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Depends on the price differential...


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:33 pm 
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Fair point. Prices:

New: Frame £300 parts at cost + 10% - about £1000

Second hand £600


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:38 pm 
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Personaly i'd go for used and spend a few quid on it if it needs it eg: service forks / new shock bushes and bearings and still have a fair few quid in my pocket 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:52 pm 
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bryan555 wrote:
Fair point. Prices:

New: Frame £300 parts at cost + 10% - about £1000

Second hand £600
That's a decent enough saving, BUT is it the spec you want?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:54 pm 
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Bob wrote:
Personaly i'd go for used and spend a few quid on it if it needs it eg: service forks / new shock bushes and bearings and still have a fair few quid in my pocket 8)


It's a rigid singlespeed :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:56 pm 
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suburbanreuben wrote:
bryan555 wrote:
Fair point. Prices:

New: Frame £300 parts at cost + 10% - about £1000

Second hand £600
That's a decent enough saving, BUT is it the spec you want?


Not exactly. But it's good.
I would be tempted to change the cranks, grips, saddle...


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Even very nice cranks grips and saddle wouldnt set you back more than £200. Thats before selling what is on there already.

If the new is more future-proof Id be tempted but if not, second hand seems a much better deal.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:26 pm 
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buy the used, then take it on holiday :D


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:20 am 
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A lot of fickle people on ebay.Take your maximum budget and get bidding :wink:
At the very least you'll save 40%


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