Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: South of Raleigh, North of New Hill, East of Harris Lake, NC
Bikes: Specialized Tarmac, Speialized Roubaix, Giant OCR-C, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR, Stumpjumper Comp, 88 & 92Nishiki Ariel, 01 Bianchi Campione, 87 Centurion Ironman, 92 Paramount
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I have a Lotus Challeger of earlier vintage, around 1986. It's a VERY nice, tight riding bike, noticably better than the entry level Raleighs, Schwinns and yes, even the entry level Nishikis I've had. I have no idea why but it is. I keep thinking I'd like to lube it, and sell it (for around $150) but I just don't seem to find the time to complete it. Hmm, I wonder why.
Still, $300 is high for a former entry level bike, even an upper entry level.
But if it's the bike she wants, and if it's understood that you're paying a premium, sometimes you just get tired of looking when someone has what you want. I'm just letting you know, IMHO, the Lotus Challenger is a nice bike.
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