I'm considering buying this bike. Does anyone have any opinions as to whether this is a good deal or not? Seems like it to me but, then again I don't know all that much.
"1999 terry Symmetry - 17.5". $500. For rider 5'2" to 5'4". 3200 miles, in great shape! Just tuned at the bike shop last week (new chain, gears adjusted, wheels trued, replaced front tire), when a new bike caught my eye Bright green with blue trim, Shimano RSX/105 components, triple crank, Shimano SPD clipless pedals, brand new Panaracer Technova II 24" front tire, Specialized Armadillo rear tire, 2 water bottle cages, Cateye Astrale computer w/cadence. Located in Northern Colorado, willing to include shipping in price."
Also, I'm pretty small (5'3"/120 lbs) do you think I could use this as a commuter bike/light touring (ie rear rack with panniers only or trailer) or should I look for a "real" touring bike?
Of course I'll see a dealer near me first and ride a symmetry of the same size or get fitted to see if this is the correct size for me.
Thanks for any feedback