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Old 07-31-06, 02:13 PM   #1
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What do u think if this bike?

I found a bike from canadian tire, the Raleigh Tomahawk 2005. Wondering if it is a good price for $200 canadian (tax included).

here is a description of it...
Frame 6061 aluminum O/S Ovalized D/T
replaceable dropout
Fork RST Omni 156 suspension
Headset CH-71 25.4 9 piece
Chainset
Vuelta YS101 w/guard 48/38/28 170mm
Gears: Frt Shimano Tourney
Rr Shimano TX30
Shifters Shimano EZ Fire
Freewheel: 14/28 7 spd
Brakes: Frt TX-117 linear pull alloy
Rr TX-117 linear pull alloy
Levers Alloy Black
Hubs: Frt 36h alloy QR
Rr 36h alloy QR
Rims: VP-20 36h alloy
VP-20 36h alloy
Tires: Frt Kenda K-891 26 x 1.95
Rr Kenda K-891 26 x 1.95
Stem: 80mm 15 deg. Black
Bar: 620 x 30mm semi-rise
Grips: Velo PVC Black
Saddle: Velo VP-3008
Seat Post: 27.2 X 300mm Black
Pedals: Wellgo w/Boron axle
Colour: Black/Grey
Sizes: 22, 20, 18, 16"M
Speeds: 21 speed
http://www.raleigh-canada.ca/index1.htm

plz give ur suggestion
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Old 07-31-06, 02:50 PM   #2
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well, the bike people here aren't going to like that you're getting a bike from there rather tahn a bike shop, which are longer-lasting, use quality components worth repairing, etc etc etc, but there must be some sort of budget reason everyone will be constrained to...

that aside, it looks like a pretty good component set for the money, 200 and you get an aluminum frame with an rst fork and trigger shifters, a tourney is pretty much the only derailleur you can get at that price point.

it's a pretty good recreational bike.
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Old 07-31-06, 02:51 PM   #3
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Ah its charmander LoL
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Old 07-31-06, 03:39 PM   #4
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The price is good, but it is a disposable bike that won't hold up to much. I think it would be better buying a used bike if you can find one that is in good shape. If that is all the dough you can justify spending, and don't have the time or knowledge to find something better, then it is a nice bike!! As others have mentioned, local bike stores sell a better range of stuff, and offer service.
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Ah its charmander LoL
yep, just like on my bike.
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only if you're a recreational rider. as in not hitting the dirt jumps every day. just riding around the neighbourhood, light and smoothish trails... not like it'll fall apart if you go off a curb, but it's not going to take much abuse over time.
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