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mikemck 10-01-06 10:31 AM

Is this bike worth $100 ?
 
I am thinking of buying this bike, and the asking price is $100. Is it worth it?

Yes, I know it's older, but I just need a cheap bike to get off road with, and money's tight.

http://smithtech.org/bike/bike.jpg

barba 10-01-06 10:32 AM

Does it fit you well?

mikemck 10-01-06 10:37 AM

Not sure yet. It's a 15" frame, which is what I need, but I will be having to meet the seller halfway, as it's a pretty good distance from me.

Little Leo 10-01-06 11:15 AM

how tall are you? 4 ft? well if it fits you. i had the same bike that i got from a police auction for $25. i rode the crap out of it. replaced the frount tire twice and the back once.

its a worthy bike, i would get it i loved mine!

Flak 10-01-06 11:25 AM

For $100? No.

I'd pay $70 max

stapfam 10-01-06 11:25 AM

I ride a 15 1/2" bianchi and am 5'6" short. If it fits then go for it.

supcom 10-01-06 11:30 AM

Is that a threadless stem stuck on a threaded steerer tube? It looks crooked in the photo. Something strange there.

slowandsteady 10-01-06 11:31 AM

Quote:

how tall are you? 4 ft?
Oh come on now...a 15" MTB would be way too big for someone 4 ft tall. I ride a 37 cm frame and I am 5'2" with a 26" inseam.

mlts22 10-01-06 12:44 PM

The stem looks wierd, like supcom said. Can the seller produce some bill of sale showing that he bought the bike from someone, or a bike shop?

After you check to see that, can you ride the bike for long periods of time? Does it fit you well enough that you can tolerate it?

Portis 10-01-06 01:07 PM

I'd get an explanation on the stem/fork issue. If that is satisfactory AND it fits and you see no other issues, than it is probably worth it.

Paydirt_pays 10-04-06 11:42 AM

I think it would be.if it fits u and works good,I think it would be worth $100


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