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    New used bike, was it a good choice?

    I purchased a Marin Novato 20.5 that was bought new this June, it has a rear rack and different grips (ergo) I paid $275.00. I'm 5'11" and 235 presently, I've lost 40 lbs in six months and enjoy riding. The guy I bought this from sad the Novoto is pretty sturdy and should give me good service. Was this a good purchase for a Clyde that is starting to ride?

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    Senior Member CACycling's Avatar
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    Looks like a great deal on a really nice bike. And if you're happy with it and it keeps you riding, it is worth way more than you paid.

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    Agreed.

    I was eying a Marin at the LBS this morning... good lookin' bike.
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    I got a Trek 7300 several years ago and still ride at least 1000 miles a year on it. Seems to me you got a great bike that you will have for many years.
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    Tilting with windmills txvintage's Avatar
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    Sounds like a heck of a deal.

    Now it's time to get it a dialed in to your liking and ride the wheels off of it.

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