Join Date: May 2011
Location: Central Kali'
Bikes: REI 2009 Novara Randonee
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Quick feedback re. C400 Hybrid (?)
I absolutely LOVE my Randonee road bike, especially after upgrading a size and dialing in my Brooks Imperial. But for some inexplicable reason, I wanna second bike. I looked at a really ghey Felt "Royal Flush" 3 spd. cruiser yesterday, and woulda stuck a Brooks sprung saddle on it after repainting it's gaudy chrome yellow.... but he wouldn't budge on his price $275.
So late last night I found a Raleigh C400 Hybrid 21 spd in a size that might fit my 24" inseam. Though I find suspension nothing more than novel, and maybe too anemic for my 200+ lb's..... the bike with an asking price of $198 seems affordable.
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I am easily impressed by the "Raleigh" designer-name, and don't have a trained eye for 'cheap' (as in quality, or lack thereof).....
Can anybody offer me some feedback about this particular bike, before I rush out and make an impulse purchase of an Electra Hello Kitty cruiser instead?