I'm new to the Bike Forums and have been perusing a lot of these messages for a while and most everyone here seem very knowledgable and helpful so I thought I'd ask about a bike before I bought it. I'm thinking of getting an 80s Specialized Rockhopper (that looks practically identical to this here: http://www.sellwoodcycle.com/albums/...74_G.sized.gif - a 20" rockhopper).
It has a 17" frame and 24" wheels. It even has those biopace oval chainrings. I live in Portland, Oregon and plan on using it as my main mode of transportation and on average would be riding it for abou 10 miles a day, give or take. I'm a shorty at 5'1" and the frame has *just* enough give so that I can stand over it and have about an 1" (I don't think I'll need anymore considering that I won't be doing any crazy stunts on it).
This bike is being sold at the Community Cycling Center and has been fixed up to a great condition with a new front tire and some other new components that I can't remember. They're asking $195 for it. Is this reasonable for this bike? I test rode it yesterday and liked it a lot. I'm thinking of going back this afternoon and buying it because I've been jonseing for a bike forever! This search has been long and tedious, especially since I'm so short!
What do ya'll think?
THANKS IN ADVANCE!