So i've ridden a stationary bike in my basement now for years as a way to stay in shape, however my dad found an old Raleigh Technium CitySport in his basement and sent it to me.
Where I live, the only paths to ride on are sidewalks and a little bit of street. So i must say, its a different world trying to avoid getting hit by a car than watching the tv while i ride in the basement!
But, its all fun.
A couple questions if anyone has some time:
- This bike my dad found is almost like new, minus the dust. Its at least 25 years old, and I haven't seen anything while riding it that tells me it has problems. Anyone have a guess as to what this bike might be worth? I attached a picture below.
- Also, my experience in riding bikes is a stationary bike and now a 25 year old bike. I stopped into a local bike shop and they were showing me a Gary Fisher bike for about $350. He says its pretty versatile, especially since where i live sometimes i hit a patch of sand, sometimes i'm on the street, sometimes im on a sidewalk, etc etc. Is a bike like the one i described truly that much better? I compare it to a 2010 Chevy to a 1985 Chevy automobile. The cars might both be in perfect condition, but clearly the 2010 is a more comfortable ride and has more features.
Any information is greatly appreciated.