Hi C&Vers! I've been looking around lately for an all terrain bike for riding this winter. I planned to ride an old mixte that I built up this summer for winter riding, but I ended up making it too nice to be beat up by Chicago's salty winters. Since my interest these days is primarily in C&V, I'd like to pick up a cool vintage ATB. I've been looking over CL and ebay and am mainly searching for a fully rigid (no suspension) Bridgestone, Miyata, Univega, Nishiki, Trek, and Gary Fisher. I think I'll need a 19ish" frame. I'm hoping to spend less than $200, but I could spend a little more for a really awesome bike. I want a mid to high end model, but I think I'm mainly seeing lower end bikes. I think I've found a few good candidates, can you offer your advise on which bike I should choose? Or suggest a different bike all together? Thanks!
1991 Bridgestone MB4
1992 Bridgeston MB6