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Old 11-02-11, 08:18 PM   #1
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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!
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Old 11-02-11, 10:02 PM   #2
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MSRP was $329 in 1997. I'd suggest low-balling, even if it doesn't have issues.

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Old 11-02-11, 10:42 PM   #3
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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!

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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!

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