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Old 07-23-11, 12:14 PM   #1
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A good deal?

First post here, and just recently back into cycling...since I haven't really ridden a bike since high school (now a PhD student). I was shopping around for a new hybrid, was looking at the trek fx 7.2, the fuji absolute 3.0, and the specialized sirrus.

However, they're all out of my price range (don't become a grad student if you like having money ), so I've been keeping my eye out for used bikes on craigslist. I found a 2009 Specialized crosstrail sport this morning. Did some quick research and liked the consensus that I'd be able to take it out on some light trails (which wouldn't be ideal terrain for say...a sirrus or the fx 7.2). I don't care much about the extra weight, and reviews claim that it goes decent enough on the road too. I'll be using it mostly for commuting to school and riding around town...also am interested in some trail riding.

Anyway, sorry for the long post. The seller wanted 280, and I got it for 200. Frame and wheels appear to be in great condition. It's missing the front wheel quick release pin. The breaks seemed a bit spongy compared to the new bikes I've tried. Some components (ie - chain) have some rust, but I'd say rust is pretty minimal overall.

What do you guys think...I'll take some better pics when I get home.





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Old 07-23-11, 01:47 PM   #2
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also, forgot to mention...I managed to sell my old (way too small for me) MTB for 100, so my net cost for this new bike was $100
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Old 07-23-11, 03:48 PM   #3
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What's in the yellow bucket? Why doesn't it spill out when you turn your camera upside down?
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That is a horrible deal! Why, for $100 you could have gone to Olive Garden 2 or 3 times. Alone. If you didn't get a drink.

Great Job! It will be worth more than every penny.
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What's in the yellow bucket? Why doesn't it spill out when you turn your camera upside down?
reverse osmosis water, for fish. I knew someone would be a wise ass about the upside down picture

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That is a horrible deal! Why, for $100 you could have gone to Olive Garden 2 or 3 times. Alone. If you didn't get a drink.

Great Job! It will be worth more than every penny.

Thanks RollCNY, just took it out for a test spin, and it did great.
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Old 07-23-11, 06:23 PM   #6
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Very good find. I think you will like cycling as it isn't like the old days anymore.
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