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Old 04-27-12, 12:56 PM   #1
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Is this Ross Eurotour a good deal? + buying used tips?

My mom wants to buy a bike to cruise around on, and maybe ride to work and back a few times (6 miles one way). I talked her out of buying a bike from Walmart, and I found this one for her. It's the cheapest bike that looked decent, and I read online that it was a decent bike/brand.

http://treasure.craigslist.org/bik/2976928850.html

So $30 for a bike good enough for her needs seems pretty decent. We called the guy and he said it DOES need new tires, "27 and a quarter" is what my dad said to me. I'll assume this means 27 x 1 1/4"? Does it look like that in the picture?

My question is: for $30 + $35 more for tires, is this a good deal? We're going this weekend to check out the bike, and assuming everything is alright with the bike, should we get it? And my second question is: what all should I check for when going over the bike? True wheels, cracks in the frame near the welds, shifting works, what else? I doubt they would haul around their kid in a bike that's going to asplode, but I just want to make sure.
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Old 04-27-12, 01:41 PM   #2
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the link you posted goes to the child carrier, not the bike.
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That Ross is a heavy low end bike which also has the long abandoned Shimano FFS system - BUT seeing prices on some of the other stuff on your Craigs list $30 probably isn't out of line. Here is a good site to help you out.
http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpe..._2_FINDING.htm

More on the FFS
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...eewheel-System
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the link you posted goes to the child carrier, not the bike.
"This does not include the bike this is for the seat only if you would like the bike please add $30..."


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That Ross is a heavy low end bike which also has the long abandoned Shimano FFS system - BUT seeing prices on some of the other stuff on your Craigs list $30 probably isn't out of line. Here is a good site to help you out.
http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpe..._2_FINDING.htm

More on the FFS
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...eewheel-System
Interesting, I didn't know about that. And thanks for the link

It's hard to find any good used bikes for sale here, a lot are just from Walmart it seems. We're going to check out the bike sometime this weekend.
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