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Old 08-10-09, 06:33 AM   #1
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Any advice on this craigslist bike?

I'm new to offroad cycling and want to pick up a mountain bike for around 300 ( i know im cheap) I have looked at the bikesdirect motobecane 400HT. Motobecane seems to get good reviews on the road cycles but no one in this board seems to care for them. But today i found a older cannondale f500 that the guy wants 250 for I might go look at it tonight. Do you guys think its a good buy and what should i look for. Thanks!

http://columbus.craigslist.org/bik/1314936803.html
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Old 08-10-09, 06:42 AM   #2
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The price looks like a good deal! I also have been looking at a F4 on ebay locally but have been reading alot about Headshock issues. Google reviews on this bike and see what kind of feedback people have given back. I'd throw $200 at him and see what he says!
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Old 08-10-09, 08:46 AM   #3
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well i think im going to bite the bullet on this one seems like a great bike for 250
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Old 08-10-09, 09:44 AM   #4
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Good deal.
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presonally I love that bike...
wish it was closer to me and my size...
I am not aware of the shock problems... but surely it can be rebuilt if needed or what ever...
one of my favorite bikes! and LIME GREEN!!!

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i just saw people posting issues with the headshok. guess the real complaint is the 60mm of travel. The LBS said it should be the innerspring because it has no travel lock. Cant wait to get it home tonight!

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60mm beats 0mm any day...

I still think it is super cool...

someone posted pix of a blue one...

I like the green better...
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well i guess the guy does not believe in first come first served, he just sold it before i could get out of work.
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what a d*ck...
i have had several guys on CL hold bikes up to a week for me...
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dude bummer

spend another $150 and go get a Specilaized Hardrock '09 on sale... screw him
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What an ass! Whats with these people! This guy I have been emailing about a F4 yeserday won't answer my emails. I guess he doesn't want to sell it that bad! I'm going to buy a new GF Marlin Tonight screw em!
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whats the dirt on the motobecane? has the same components as the trek 4300 and specialized hardrock...
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Damn man, that really does suck. That really was a nice looking rig for the money. Here in Atlanta, people on craigslist would of tried to get within $50 of its org price. Its insane what most think there bikes are worth, and its funny how they will post them for 6 months trying to sell them. But I also have sold several bikes and other crap on there. And that s how I have always been. First caller that says they want it. Tell me when you will meet me, and I will hold. But if they blow me off its on to the next one. But that has only happened twice. Keep looking, you will find the right one.
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