Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Middle Tennessee
Bikes: Ross Professional Gran Tour (SS Conversion)
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Noobie looking at getting a new bike...
Hi, I'm looking to get a new bike and I'm not sure what I want.
I want (at least I think I want) a road bike. This bike isn't going to be seeing much, if anything, else than the road and the greenway, so I think a road bike would fit my needs. My dad, however, says that I should get a mountain bike. He says that road bikes require really good balance and that I would be making a bad decision. I dunno, I just think I would enjoy a road bike more.
On the matter of road bikes, I have a really limited price range. Like under $250. I'm pretty much restricted to craigslist and maybe checking the local bike shop, which I haven't done yet. With that said, I've found a bike that I'd like your knowledge on.
It's a Peugeot, and from what I can gather over wikipedia, it's the X80 series. From what wikipedia says, it's really rare, less than a hundred exist. It also says that the brakes on it aren't very good. The ad says that it has Shimano SLR brakes and gearset, though. That makes me think that they've been replaced. The best part of the bike? 75 bucks. And it's a pretty bike too. I'm falling in love with it. I'm going to talk to my dad about it and see if I can ride it some time. This bike makes me think that it's too good to be true though, but I really really hope it isn't.
Here's the listing so you guys can make your judgement: http://nashville.craigslist.org/bik/1234928927.html
What do you guys think? Thanks!