I'm in the market for a new bike. I want something that rides well, is functional, will require little work, and looks good. I live in Toronto. Biking is very popular here, something that is reflected in the bike marketplace. IE: It's difficult to get a good deal.
I have come into what I think may be a good option. It's a Raleigh Competition GS (1979). It has all its original parts, except for tires. Specs on the bike are available here: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/retroral...mpetition.html. As evident in the photo, the bike looks to be in very good shape.
The seller says he'll take $450 for the bike. What are your thoughts? Is this a good deal? And will the fight fit the bill in terms of what I'm looking to get out of it?