Join Date: May 2012
Location: North of Canada, Adirondacks, NNJ
Bikes: Too many
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I realize it's Brooklyn, so you're going to pay a premium, but you picked 4 bikes from the same seller so ride them all. I think if you are >= 5'10", a 58cm frame is more appropriate, so try that as well. None of t
As to specific bikes:
Centurion - way overpriced, Sport DLX is entry level, a $200 bike.
Trek - nice frame, driveline is not original, but it has the best rear deraileur of all 4 bikes, and 700c rims. Those tires are very narrow and would be uncomfortale for riding on bumpy city streets. 28mm should fit and would cost $50 to change them out. I have a 1989 Trek 360 with a Similar if not identical True Temper tube set, mostly a Shimano 105 group, which is growing on me every time I get on it. I would aim for high $200's.
Raleigh SGP has barcon shifters which I like, but what looks to be a cheap claw RD. 27" tires. I would aim for $225.
Univega - fork looks like it may not be straight so look it over closely, could have been tweaked in a crash. Saddle is worn too. If the fork is straight $250. If not, walk away.
If you plan to ride in the rain, note none of the bikes have room for fenders.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. Albert Einstein
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