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Best used road bike to buy with view to upgrade

newleafnewleaf Posts: 15
edited May 2017 in Road general
I have been looking at getting a new road bike but looking at other options too. With that in mind what bike would others recommend to buy in good working condition second hand, which would have a good frame, prefer steel or alloy, which I good upgrade groupset to 105, new wheels, tyres as and when i could afford to upgrade.

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  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,614
    How much do you want to spend?
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 11,038
    1. The correct size.
    2. The best material. 531 or the equivalent and up.
    3. A bargain.
    4. A paint job you like.

    Something that meets all of the above.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • newleafnewleaf Posts: 15
    Garry H wrote:
    How much do you want to spend?

    Well if i was buying new I would be willing to spend up to £800, for a used bike with a view to upgrade from around £250 to £400 otherwise I might as well buy new.
  • shewyshewy Posts: 62
    btwin ultra 900af, full 105 £800 bangers
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,614
    Why not spend 800 on a second hand bike that meets your criteria???? You'd probably find one with Ultegra.
  • newleafnewleaf Posts: 15
    Garry H wrote:
    Why not spend 800 on a second hand bike that meets your criteria???? You'd probably find one with Ultegra.

    Decided on a new bike in the end yesterdday, Tredz was having a mayday sale and I got 15% discount off a new Giant Contend SL 2, not quite Ultegra but Tiagra.
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