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Old 08-02-11, 02:46 PM   #1
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Greetings from the central coast!

I'm Tyler. I've been riding a few years now just to commute to and from work/school and in my free time for fun and exercise. I'm actually getting ready to buy a new rig, as I got hit by a pickup a few weeks ago and it totaled my bike (1980's takara 3-speed). I'm hoping the gurus on this site can help me make my decision. It's between these two:



The seller said this is a 70's Nishiki 59cm. He built it into a single speed from spare parts. I'm having him put drop bars on it for me before I come check it out. I'd jump on this in a second, except I'm honestly not too knowledgeable about what to look for in a used bike, and my last one took a major crap on me after that accident.

http://www.roadbikeoutlet.com/0featu...gear-bike.html

If I don't get the used one I'm saving up for this little beast.

I understand that these are NOT high-quality bikes, but they seem to be able to fit my needs. I need to keep it WAY cheap, but still have something rideable to get me around town.

Any opinions?
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Old 08-02-11, 04:11 PM   #2
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Howdy and welcome to the forums! Might jump into the Classic and Vintage section and see if they might give you a bit more traffic, hope you get it worked out. Did you get hurt in the accident, any chance the insurance will pay for a new bike?
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Old 08-02-11, 06:02 PM   #3
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Old 08-02-11, 06:31 PM   #4
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Howdy and welcome to the forums! Might jump into the Classic and Vintage section and see if they might give you a bit more traffic, hope you get it worked out. Did you get hurt in the accident, any chance the insurance will pay for a new bike?
I wasn't hurt too bad. My back is still a big sore, but the scrapes have mostly healed up. Unfortunately the driver just took off instead of stopping to see if I was ok, so there's really no insurance to help me get a new bike.
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