General Cycling Discussion - What would you do?
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Azul the Cat
07-08-09, 05:33 AM
Here's the deal....
I'm a roadie at heart, who thought he would want to go to the mountains and ride the trails as an alternative. Turns out I was wrong, way wrong, and now I have a new MTB sitting in the garage. Don't see it getting much use, and I feel bad for it just letting it sit there. What would you do?
1. Try to sell it (criagslist/ ebay)
2. Try to trade it for a road bike
3. Do nothing
07-08-09, 05:55 AM
1. & 2.
1. & 2.
Yup. Anything but #3.
07-08-09, 07:44 AM
4. Give it to me and I'll use it a lot and send you an email every once in a while about how happy the bike is.
Sell it, or trade it. Where do you live, and what kind of bike?
Azul the Cat
07-08-09, 07:49 AM
Where do you live, and what kind of bike?
2009 Cannondale F5 - Medium.
Ideally I would love to do a straight trade for an aluminum track bike 53cm - 55cm
07-08-09, 09:05 AM
The thread seems legitimate, but let's not turn this into a for sale or trade thread about this bike, as there are specific places for that...
For Sale requires a paid membership, and trades should be in the specific threads that are sticky in certain subforums.
I think there is a for trade thread in the Northeast regional forum... ;)
07-08-09, 09:33 AM
Bike messengers around here prefer to use mountain bikes in the inner city, using light weight slick tires. A mountain bike is tougher and more durable on torn-up and bombed out inner city streets than the typical road bike. For daily rides of five or ten miles, a good mountain bike with light slick tires is an ideal bike.
07-08-09, 11:55 AM
Go ahead and give mountain riding another try.
Or use it as a bad weather commuter.
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