aka: Mike J.
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: between Milwaukee and Sheboygan in Wisconsin
Bikes: 1995 Trek 520 is the current primary bike.
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There are a couple of folks on the site here to shop the AA CL postings, one of them might have something for you. And just keep watching the local market, and be ready to jump fast if something good comes along.
It also helps to know if you do your own mechanic work or if you will need to have a shop do that stuff for you.
Do you just like the older bikes, or is cost and budget a primary motivator?
Also, it doesn't hurt to ask around at the various shops and see of one of the employees has a used bike they want to sell off. There is a shop in Dearborn I used to visit when I was still going there for work on my previous job, and they sometimes had used bikes in the store, and some owned by employees. Word of mouth works if you know what words to use.
edit to add this:
How fast can you respond, Schwinn World Sport for less than the Hiawatha above:
It will probably be gone in an hour or two, Ann Arbor is a cycling town and a college town so there is lots of competition.
A Rockhopper can also make for a nice city bike with the right tires on it:
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Last edited by treebound; 10-04-11 at 10:10 AM.