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Old 03-26-09, 08:40 PM   #1
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New vs Used on a budget

My son has outgrown his bike Specialized rockhooper. He wants to try racing this summer. Being on a very limited buget. I have the choice of a new or noncurrent $400-$500 bike or a used bike in the same price range. We did find a mid 90s GT Zaskar for $250 so we could spend $200-$250 on upgrade and repairs. The Zaskar is the right size. looking for opions. We do a lot of our our repairs.

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Old 03-26-09, 08:49 PM   #2
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If you're mechanically inclined, I'd say go for a used one...$500 can get you a pretty nice used bike...or a crappy new one.
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Old 03-27-09, 09:20 AM   #3
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Fastboy concurs with Kram.
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Wise are Kram and Fastboy, hmm yes!
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