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Old 07-01-10, 10:34 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 07-01-10, 11:07 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 07-01-10, 11:15 PM   #3
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usually craigslist has some good deals on bikes, first determine what type of bike you want to ride and go from there.
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Old 07-02-10, 05:35 AM   #4
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Look up " hybrid & city " type bikes to see which you think would be best.
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Thanks for your tips.
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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.
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However, I would deliberately look for an ugly bike.
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