Hey all. I'm on the hunt for a used bike (or 2. or 3) and want to use it (them) for commutes, around town, and some long weekend rides.
First. The commute. 8.5 miles each way, paved. Typically flat, with hills at the end. Ok.
Previous bike was a junk bike from sears or whatever. Royce Union. Estimated 100 lbs in weight. lol. (ok, weighed it just now. 36 #) But I would put on 30+ mile trips pretty often two summers ago.
Ive been looking regularly for the past 3 weeks. i find a bike, search the forums, and get an idea of how it is, it's value, etc. Decided to make a thread and share the quest with you all.
I am thinking of a lighter road bike for when it's nice, and then a hybrid w/ fenders and rack for when it's wet out.
I haven not been on any yet to test ride, but still want to get a good idea beforehand.
1-LBS showed me a Giant Cypress and a Giant Escape (probably escape 3), listed at 450 and $330.
2-Giant OCR3 listed on CL for $289
3- 1988 Cannondale Criterium listed 260.
4- Another guy has a trek 830 antelope and a shogun 300. In dreamworld, they are both in great condition and fit perfectly and I can get them both for 175.
I spoke with #3 today. Wanted to check #4 today, but ended up leaving voicemail and havent heard back.