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    Schwinn Sprint for $70?

    I found this bike on craigslist and was wondering if this was a good deal. I'm looking for a casual commuting bike for college and the occasional weekend ride.

    What do you guys think? thanks.

    http://newjersey.craigslist.org/bik/2071302514.html

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    If everything is in good shape it looks like a good price for a bike you intend to ride. Not so much value if the intent is to buy it and resell it to make a profit.

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    Bottom of the line bike. Myself, if I was looking for something in that price range, I would rather have one of those basic, bike shop branded, mountain bikes. Such a MTB can handle fenders, racks, anything you want, and will have better functioning components. I would rather spend a couple of $$ more, and get something with alloy rims, three piece alloy crank, etc.

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    For $70, though, it's not a bad deal. Just don't expect too much out of it.

    That said, I had one come through my hands and it was a pretty decent, if modest, bike.
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    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    I would agree that an inexpensive mtn bike can be had in the same price range, but the Schwinn might be a good buy, It's hard to tell from the pic. The Sprint I have does have 3-piece crank and I'm pretty sure it came with alloy rims, so the only way to be sure is to check it out, ask the seller and/or bring a magnet when you go look at the bike.

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    will wait

    thanks guys, i think i'll wait until a better one comes my way

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPolishJimmy View Post
    I would agree that an inexpensive mtn bike can be had in the same price range, but the Schwinn might be a good buy, It's hard to tell from the pic. The Sprint I have does have 3-piece crank and I'm pretty sure it came with alloy rims, so the only way to be sure is to check it out, ask the seller and/or bring a magnet when you go look at the bike.
    Actually... steel rims.

    Waiting isn't a bad thing. This would have gotten you in the game but you would have wanted to trade up before long anyway.
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    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Actually... mine had alloy rims, however they may not have been original to the bike. +1 on waiting, if you aren't feeling the "I've got to have this bike" moment, it's good to wait and get something you are truly drawn to.

    ... I bought my Sprint at Goodwill for aprox $25.00, but it needed some work. Time and patience will get you some pretty good deals, but those deals do not pop up every day, thus time & patience.
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