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    Advice needed for purchasing a commuter bike

    Dear all,

    I am considering to buy this Fuji All Terrain bike and I was hoping that some of you who are experienced can tell me whether the price is fair or whether I should try to bring down the price.

    http://newhaven.craigslist.org/bik/1635522719.html

    Many thanks in advance.

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    If the bike is worth $135 to you, go for it.
    To me, it's a $50 bike.
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    not sure about the price. the style of bike is a bit slower than a traditional rode bike. I would think this bike would be good for 5 miles and under one way.

    I also think it's a big jump going from no bike and not biking to bike commuting.
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    Price is ok, but think the bike may be wrong for commuting. You may want to look at a hybrid with a little smaller tires. I am currently commuting around 10 miles each way on such a bike and it is not fun....thus I am up on the forum looking for a better bike.
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    can you tell us about your proposed commute?

    btw: I started with an MTB; moved on to a hybrid, but then discovered a road bike suited me better. I eventually roadified my hybrid with high pressure narrow slick tires, a road saddle and drop style handle bars. It's very comfortable and has a triple crank for the hills.

    most old style 10-speed type bikes make great commuters. you'll have to figure out your size and do some test rides. when buying a used bike be patient. sometimes it takes a few weeks to find something suitable. $20 - $150 is a good price of a decent old bike in good condition.

    when shoping on craigslist - look in neighboring cities and states even. don't be afraid to drive 30-60 minutes to look at a bike. some people will deliver a bike they are selling.

    this bike could be perfect for you - or maybe not. the price is not outrageous
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