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Old 06-25-09, 10:41 AM   #1
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Vintage Schwinn Sprint

Im clueless in the bikeworld and need a bike for college. I've got $200 max to spend right now so have been thinking about finding a deal on an old vintage bike and hopefully having some money later to put into replacing what I feel needs to be replaced. Im going to check out this bike tonight, and considering purchasing it if I like how it rides and fits.

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/bik/1237489483.html

im 170 lbs and almost 6'1.

so what do the veterans and gurus of vintage bikes think? worth $125? will it suit my needs? ill probably ride ~3 miles daily on hilly terrain. Thanks in advance,
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Old 06-25-09, 10:45 AM   #2
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Im clueless in the bikeworld and need a bike for college. I've got $200 max to spend right now so have been thinking about finding a deal on an old vintage bike and hopefully having some money later to put into replacing what I feel needs to be replaced. Im going to check out this bike tonight, and considering purchasing it if I like how it rides and fits.

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/bik/1237489483.html

im 170 lbs and almost 6'1.

so what do the veterans and gurus of vintage bikes think? worth $125? will it suit my needs? ill probably ride ~3 miles daily on hilly terrain. Thanks in advance,
peace,

Greg
Hi Greg,

I'm going to move this to the Appraisal sub-forum. That's where people comment on "what's it worth" posting.
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Old 06-25-09, 10:48 AM   #3
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Its probably worth $125 but why not wait for something with 700c aluminum wheels?
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Old 06-25-09, 11:20 AM   #4
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700c or 27" doesn't make much difference really, but that bike has chromed steel wheels; aluminum wheels would be noticeably lighter. I would say with steel wheels it's more in the $80-100 range, but with the upgrades, $125 is hardly a ripoff.

This Sprint is pretty much at the bottom of the line, like a Varsity or a World Sport.
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I would keep looking.
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Yeah, you could probably do better.
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