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Old 02-12-14, 06:59 PM   #1
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Nishiki vintage road bike-worth asking price?

Hi, I'm a total bike noob to be honest. But I want to buy a bike to commute to school (about four miles) to not have to deal with my car on the daily. This bike is the one I'm most interested in. Is it worth $240? Is there anything I should ask the seller? Help? http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/4329577167.html
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Are you about 6'2" or taller? That's a big bike!
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If its the right size it seems like a deal. Hes not lying, thats a nice saddle. Don't snooze, it will be gone fast
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I went and bought it. (I actually am 6'2 btw ha). Thanks guys! I just wanted to make sure I wasn't getting swindled or anything. It rides really nice! (:
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I went and bought it. (I actually am 6'2 btw ha). Thanks guys! I just wanted to make sure I wasn't getting swindled or anything. It rides really nice! (:
Congrats! If you are a (and I quote :-)) "total bike noob" - get it to the shop or handy friend to give it thorough check over
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.... I want to buy a bike to commute to school (about four miles) ....
Four miles is nothing for nice road bicycle. You did good. I hope you have enough cash left over to get a helmet. Not wearing a helmet and drinking and bicycling are both big killers for cyclists.
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Hi, I'm a total bike noob to be honest. But I want to buy a bike to commute to school (about four miles) to not have to deal with my car on the daily. This bike is the one I'm most interested in. Is it worth $240? Is there anything I should ask the seller? Help? http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/4329577167.html
A decent score, and not a bad price. Looks pretty clean and tight. I have seen less nice Nishikis selling for more.
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Get a decent lock too! They all can be compromised, but you need to buy one strong enough to make it easier to steal someone else's bike first.
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Skip the helmet buy two locks�� I like to be controversial.
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