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Old 10-01-06, 10:31 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 10-01-06, 10:32 AM   #2
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Does it fit you well?
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Old 10-01-06, 10:37 AM   #3
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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.
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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!
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Old 10-01-06, 11:25 AM   #5
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For $100? No.

I'd pay $70 max
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I ride a 15 1/2" bianchi and am 5'6" short. If it fits then go for it.
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Old 10-01-06, 11:30 AM   #7
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Is that a threadless stem stuck on a threaded steerer tube? It looks crooked in the photo. Something strange there.
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Old 10-01-06, 11:31 AM   #8
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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.
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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?
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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.
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I think it would be.if it fits u and works good,I think it would be worth $100
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