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    Looking to buy a bike, are either of these worth it?

    Hi, I am looking to buy a bike and I was offered these for $80 each. Do you think either of these are worth it? Thank you.

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    The first one is a Sovereign FS 12 speed and the next is a Raleigh.

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    Pictures are too small to see the condition. If the Raleigh is in good shape, $80 sounds reasonable.
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    I'd take the raliegh over the other one. Not a horrible deal for $80 if you're just going to tool around down and want to get out and biking like yesterday.

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    Raleigh yes, Sovereign no way.

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    Neither are deals but I think the Raleigh is fair at $80. Would definitely not buy the Sovereign.
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    Raleigh OK at $80 (better at $65) ...Sovereign OK at $20. Make sure everything is in good condition mechanically.
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    Raleigh or what is behind door #3.

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    I've sold a few Raleigh mixtes like that in the last year or so for $180.00 each after rehab, nice bikes.
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