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    Sorry, but I'm still undecided.. which bike for me?

    I apologize for my undecisiveness but i must request your knowledge once more
    Which should I go for?

    http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/bik/2045900316.html
    Peugeot Record Du Monde 53 CM 10 Speed Road Bike
    Suntour Components
    Brand New Tires
    New Handlebar Tape
    New Cables with Housing
    Tuned and ready!




    http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bik/2045019749.html
    Schwinn Le Tour Luxe Road Bike
    21" (53.34cm) 4130 cromoly frame, 27" wheels, 12 speed, Suntour components, Friction down tube shifters, quick release wheels and saddle, Mavic MA2 rear wheel. Bike has been stripped down, cleaned and tuned.

    http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bik/2042746623.html
    54cm Windsor International 10 Speed Road Bike. Brand new handlebar tape and seat. Fully tuned and ready to ride

    http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/bik/2044021368.html
    53cm. Vintage Schwinn Le Tour Road Bike
    With Suntour and Dia Compe components, true temper frame made in the USA.
    52cm., 12 speed, 700c weinmann wheels both easy release, SR seat tube with San Marco saddle, custom stem and handle bar.

    http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/bik/2042609244.html
    Vintage Peugeot Road Bike
    53cm , 10 speed, 27" Rigida wheels, new tires, new inner tubes, townie handle bar, all original and ready to ride

    Or any other 53cm road bikes around SoCal under 250

    I appreciate the help i've received thus far! thanks!
    Last edited by dragonxking; 11-09-10 at 09:35 AM.

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    Perhaps you need to develop an understanding of quality in a vintage bicycle. It is almost impossible to comment on all of the different brands and makes out there. It is not all that difficult to understand the difference between a good quality bicycle and one of lesser quality. With this in mind, I published a couple of articles on how to determine quality of a bicycle.

    That page should get you started on a journey of understanding, about the bike you think you want and what you will actually be most pleased with.

    Hope this is a help.

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    Red LeTour. Best bang for the buck.

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    You are asking the equivalent to which girl should I take out. Use your own mind and make the same mistakes we all did. The only way to try a bike is to ride one not look at specifications and pictures. If you ride it you will know its the right one. I guess you could say the same thing for women. Roger

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    teach a man to fish and feed him for life right?
    thanks guys, i appreciate the replies

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    Panasonic BY FAR

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    To each his own, for me it'd be the green Peugeot.

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    A few people have already previously advised you to buy the Panasonic. I'm suprised it's even still available! Considering that bike fit is paramount, I'm sure if you test road it you'd buy it immediately.

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    No steel wheels/no cottered cranks-Panasonic all the way.(esp with the shimano 600)

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    Panasonic

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    +5 on the DX4000, out of the choices AND if it fits.

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    The Panasonic is the best. If you can service the hubs on the Panasonic without any trouble then it will be a very solid bike.

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    Depends on the Kind of Riding you're gonna do.

    Panasonic if you wanna just go fast

    Schwinn Le Tour Luxe if you wanna have racks and fenders and carry stuff.
    --Don't Panic.

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    The first Peugeot is way overpriced.

    Some of those bikes are pretty "eh" like the Windsor and both Peugeots.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    Fit first.
    Panasonic next.

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    The Panasonic DX4000 is the best by far.
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    I'm a Peugeot man, myself. That said, don't even think twice: go with the Panasonic!
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    If you still can't decide after reading this far, you may need a different sport.

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