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sweetdreamr 07-01-10 10:34 PM

Recommendation Wanted
 
I'm looking to buy a bike, used or new, for upto $200 that is good just to tool around town in.

I'm a student and I use public transportation but I would prefer to have a bike for the summer so I can get around with more freedom.

Any suggestions on what I should be looking for?

knobster 07-01-10 11:07 PM

Maybe a used steel mountain bike from the late 80's early 90's or same year road bike. Look through your local craigslist. You should find something like this. On the moutain bike, change out the knobbies for some slick road tires such as the Ritchie Tom slicks. Don't shy away from ugly bikes. Look for good functioning bikes but one's that may be overlooked while locked up on campus or around town.

kandyredcoi 07-01-10 11:15 PM

usually craigslist has some good deals on bikes, first determine what type of bike you want to ride and go from there.

Esteban32696 07-02-10 05:35 AM

Look up " hybrid & city " type bikes to see which you think would be best.

Wake 07-02-10 07:08 PM

Yard sales

sweetdreamr 07-04-10 04:11 PM

Thanks
 
Thanks for your tips.

DataJunkie 07-04-10 04:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by knobster (Post 11050243)
Maybe a used steel mountain bike from the late 80's early 90's or same year road bike. Look through your local craigslist. You should find something like this. On the moutain bike, change out the knobbies for some slick road tires such as the Ritchie Tom slicks. Don't shy away from ugly bikes. Look for good functioning bikes but one's that may be overlooked while locked up on campus or around town.

+1
However, I would deliberately look for an ugly bike.


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