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    Vintage Schwinn Sprint

    Im clueless in the bikeworld and need a bike for college. I've got $200 max to spend right now so have been thinking about finding a deal on an old vintage bike and hopefully having some money later to put into replacing what I feel needs to be replaced. Im going to check out this bike tonight, and considering purchasing it if I like how it rides and fits.

    http://atlanta.craigslist.org/bik/1237489483.html

    im 170 lbs and almost 6'1.

    so what do the veterans and gurus of vintage bikes think? worth $125? will it suit my needs? ill probably ride ~3 miles daily on hilly terrain. Thanks in advance,
    peace,

    Greg

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    Quote Originally Posted by watson.gp View Post
    Im clueless in the bikeworld and need a bike for college. I've got $200 max to spend right now so have been thinking about finding a deal on an old vintage bike and hopefully having some money later to put into replacing what I feel needs to be replaced. Im going to check out this bike tonight, and considering purchasing it if I like how it rides and fits.

    http://atlanta.craigslist.org/bik/1237489483.html

    im 170 lbs and almost 6'1.

    so what do the veterans and gurus of vintage bikes think? worth $125? will it suit my needs? ill probably ride ~3 miles daily on hilly terrain. Thanks in advance,
    peace,

    Greg
    Hi Greg,

    I'm going to move this to the Appraisal sub-forum. That's where people comment on "what's it worth" posting.
    In search of what to search for.

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    Its probably worth $125 but why not wait for something with 700c aluminum wheels?
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    700c or 27" doesn't make much difference really, but that bike has chromed steel wheels; aluminum wheels would be noticeably lighter. I would say with steel wheels it's more in the $80-100 range, but with the upgrades, $125 is hardly a ripoff.

    This Sprint is pretty much at the bottom of the line, like a Varsity or a World Sport.
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    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    I would keep looking.

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    Yeah, you could probably do better.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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