Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-09-03, 07:46 PM   #1
wrigh003
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 7
Possible Cheap bike for me:

There's a Giant Rincon that my next door neighbor is letting sit unwatched, unchained, unmoved, and unloved (totally exposed to rain, etc.) on the shared front walkway of my apartment. It's been there, not moving, for weeks. It's a 17" frame (It says so right on the side), which might be a bit too smallish for me, but I wouldn't know unless I test rode it.

If I was to knock on their door and say "would you like to sell this bike you don't ride---" What would be a good opening offer?

Any ideas? I've been batting around the idea of getting a bike for some time, and if I could score a cheap one, that would rock.
wrigh003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-03, 08:55 PM   #2
KleinMp99
New to bikeforýms.net
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Bikes:
Posts: 2,202
Take it for a test ride, then ask questions.
KleinMp99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-03, 12:13 AM   #3
Raiyn
I drink your MILKSHAKE
 
Raiyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Bikes: 2003 Specialized Rockhopper FSR Comp, 1999 Specialized Hardrock Comp FS, 1971 Schwinn Varsity
Posts: 15,061
Bolt cutters and / or a cordless Dremel would allow you to rescue the unloved orphan.
__________________
Raiyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-03, 07:10 AM   #4
a2psyklnut
NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
 
a2psyklnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
Posts: 7,964
If it's been neglected, offer $50 and see what happens. I wouldn't pay more than $100 for the Rinchon if it's been neglected/abused.

L8R
__________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
"Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger
a2psyklnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-03, 04:17 PM   #5
wrigh003
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 7
What does a new (or equivalent) bike go for? It's got Shim. Acera front and rear derailleurs, grip shifters, and an RST fork.

Totally nothing special, just wondered if it would even be worth asking about.

For fifty bucks, it might be a maybe, maybe, but only if it feels right.
wrigh003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-03, 04:47 PM   #6
a2psyklnut
NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
 
a2psyklnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
Posts: 7,964
That's about a $300 bike new! Maybe a bit more $350 tops!

According to your description of the condition of it, $50 is about all it's worth. If it was in good shape, No rust, everything worked well, no signs of tire wear, I'd go $100. Any more than that and you can do better buying another bike.

L8R
__________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
"Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger
a2psyklnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-03, 04:51 PM   #7
ngateguy
Center of the Universe
 
ngateguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Everett, WA
Bikes: Bianchi San Remo, Norvara Intrepid MTB , Softride Solo 700
Posts: 4,370
Move, then take it for a test ride
__________________
Matthew 6
ngateguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-03, 04:54 PM   #8
a2psyklnut
NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
 
a2psyklnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
Posts: 7,964
Whoa! Bad Karma! Don't do that!

I've had several bikes stolen, it really really sucks!

L8R
__________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
"Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger
a2psyklnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:59 AM.