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Old 07-04-11, 02:28 PM   #1
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Help picking a commuter bike

Hey how much would you guys actually pay for these bikes:

http://austin.craigslist.org/bik/2448454473.html
Owner agreed to 325

http://austin.craigslist.org/bik/2471292647.html
Owner agreed to 350

Are they good for commuting?

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Old 07-04-11, 02:43 PM   #2
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They would both be fine for commuting, but both of those bikes are overpriced IMO you might as well buy a new bike although there are more reasonable than their ads. Check this one out. I am sure you can find something for $250 or less.

http://austin.craigslist.org/bik/2476768899.html
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Old 07-04-11, 03:06 PM   #3
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The 7200 has a front shock. Unless you are commuting on some really rough roads, I'd steer clear of a shock. They can really sap your energy.
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Hey how much would you guys actually pay for these bikes:
It depends, am I spending my own money or yours ?

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Are they good for commuting?

Thanks in advance for your help!
Any bike can be used for commuting. Both monsterpile and MK313 make valid points .

What I enjoy may not be what you enjoy as far as commuting goes. If you tell us about your roads, distance, what you will be carrying, & what you would like the bike to do (i.e. go fast, muddle around with family, carry loads of gear) we might be able to assist you better.
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