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By Watson - 15 May 2012 22

As I cannot afford to buy a new bike, I am considering putting one together myself if I can find cheap parts. So what is a good place for cheap bicycle parts? Obviously, the frame is going to be the most important, but I’ll recycle anything I can except for possibly the fiddly moving parts like derailleur and gear shifters.

Is the revolve a good place to start? If so, will they allow me to strip parts of bikes or will they require me to take the whole thing?

Any other places I could look?

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Watson 3:29 pm 04 Aug 12

An update for those who commented.

I was so motivated to build my own bike.
Then I got given a bike (thanks again!) but unfortunately it was way too small for my long legs.
Then I got so busy. I can barely find the time to mow the lawn, let alone that I could go searching for parts and pause long enough to get my head round how to put them all together to make a half decent bike.

Soooo. I just ordered a brand new spanking bike. I know for a fact that I am going to miss that money desperately in a few months time, but I’ll deal with it when I get there. Because there are few things I get more attached to than my bike. I use it a lot, even if it’s mainly for short distance these days.

Of course I went above the initial budget I set myself too. Still, it’s less than half the price of what I paid for my old bike 10 years ago and I’m in love with it already.

It should be ready to pick up early next week. And I must add a compliment to ride365. Hope the rest of their service will be as good as it was when I ordered the bike. (And what a fantastic location!) The guy at the Mitchell store was hopeless and told me porkies.

Watson 4:21 pm 08 Jun 12

I’m sorry I messed up that post. It was due to my excitement. 🙂

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