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Old 05-09-08, 01:50 PM   #1
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Hi, my name is Jim! and i need help

Hi, I'm new to the forum and I had a question on the pricing of a bike.

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/671074044.html

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/673746554.html

I'm mainly looking at the pricing because he mentioned a 60 cm bike which I think would fit me more since I'm 6'0, 155 lbs. Unless you guys think 57cm is okay? I don't know. Either way, is his pricing reasonable? for the 60 Cm he said ... 150$. I think it was called a Vortex or something? I dont know, sorry. But the 1st 2 bikes and mainly to see
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Old 05-09-08, 02:28 PM   #3
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I think both of those are priced at least double what they should be.
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Old 05-09-08, 02:35 PM   #4
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wow double? do you think i can get a better bike for under 200? and any ideas where? thanks.
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Old 05-09-08, 03:13 PM   #5
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I'd be looking at the Nishiki Semi Pro. That would be a better bike than the Raleigh Record. If it's the same guy, why not test ride both and see which one fits best?

Also, I don't think that these are overpriced for the Bay Area market. You'd want to make certain that the basics have been taken care of--if you'll need new cables, brake pads, stuff like that.

You might ask the seller if he is a BikeForums members. We have a lot of Classic & Vintage folks who live in the Bay Area, and they might give you a slight discount for being a member.

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Old 05-09-08, 04:23 PM   #6
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I'm 6'0 and my bikes are 57 cm. 60 would be way too tall for you unless you have unusually long legs.
Go with the Nishiki.
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Old 05-09-08, 07:13 PM   #7
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i'm 6'1" tall,
i ride a 25" (63cm) (self contained touring) B/N 6000t
i ride a 60cm (23") road bike - cannondale sx600
my 'bent is totally adjustable (bikeE ct standard)
are you going for a road bike? go for smaller frame if mtb!
i had a 56cm giordana sx, WAY (much!) too small!
like mentioned above, test ride it and haggle price for used bike~
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