Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    austin, tx
    Posts
    74
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Schwinn Express- what's it worth?

    I'm looking into buying a new bike for commuting. I'm riding a fuji crosstown now and want a steel bike with no suspension. I found a 96 or 97 Schwinn Express on craigslist. It seems like a very middle of the road hybrid. It has hardly been ridden and stored in a garage all it's life.
    Any opinions on this bike? She's asking $200... I know that's way too high I don't plan on paying near that for it. I don't know haw firm she is on it. And I don't know if this bike is worth getting and putting some different bars on.

    I appreciate any input!

  2. #2
    7-speed doomsday prepper ThermionicScott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    CID
    My Bikes
    1991 Bianchi Eros, 1964 Armstrong, 1988 Diamondback Ascent, 1988 Bianchi Premio, 1987 Bianchi Sport SX
    Posts
    8,755
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    MSRP was $329 in 1997. I'd suggest low-balling, even if it doesn't have issues.

    http://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/B...archer+Express
    Quote Originally Posted by chandltp View Post
    There's no such thing as too far.. just lack of time
    RUSA #7498

  3. #3
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Northern California
    My Bikes
    Raleigh Grand Prix, Giant Innova, Nishiki Sebring, Trek 7.5FX
    Posts
    5,804
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hi there Pauschl!

    On Bikepedia, it's featured as a woman's bike. Also, I'd complain about maybe not having enough cash in the beginning and see if she's still eager to carry on the conversation. Ask up front, if she'll accept $125. If she says no, give her your number and wait a couple of hours and call her back. Offer $125 again. If she still says no, then go to $150. The way she responds will let you know if you should continue trying to drop the price. If she sounds too firm, then stop playing games and drop the $200!

    Whatever you do, don't let the bike go!

    - Slim

    PS.

    The most important thing to focus on, is the fit. Make certain that the bike rides well and that it's comfortable, before you pay!
    Last edited by SlimRider; 11-03-11 at 02:15 AM.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •