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    Is this worth buying?

    Hey all. I just wanted to get some quick advice. Is this JC Penney 3-speed worth buying? I'm basically just looking for a "back-up" bike to ride back & forth to the train station (1 mile daily) this winter, and I'd add a rack to occassionally haul groceries (less than a mile). Is this decent enough. I don't want to spend more than necessary, I have a brand new Trek hybrid that serves as my "main" bike.

    http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/2634557727.html

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    Why not? Looks like a nice clean bike for the money. Make sure the hub is OK and everything works. Negotiate negotiate.

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    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
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    Should work well.
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    For fifty bucks..Grab it!

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    just allow a very long stopping distance with those steel rims, in wet weather .. anticipate stops.

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    Thanks for the input! Hopefully I'll get it tonight before someone else does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spathdomino View Post
    Thanks for the input! Hopefully I'll get it tonight before someone else does.
    I hope that you do buy it. This bike will make a nice transportation utility bike.

    If the tires are original a new set might be in order for comfort and safety.
    My preferred bicycle brand is.......WORKSMAN CYCLES
    I dislike clipless pedals on any city bike since I feel they are unsafe.

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    Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    just allow a very long stopping distance with those steel rims, in wet weather .. anticipate stops.
    ^^^This.

    A good investment would be a set of KoolStop shoes or whatever the LBS recommends. Especially if it's an older bike. I see the CL listing has been taken down so you must have gotten it!

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    Someone else got it first. Ah well, I just have to keep looking.

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