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    Is this a good deal at $100?

    Off Craigslist. Lower-end components, but rides pretty well. What it has going for it is it's condition - barely ridden.








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    well, its not a GREAT deal but its not bad if its your first bike or somthing. they are only 279 new

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    Looks like a small frame - how tall are you?
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    16 in. frame. I'm 5'-7" so it fits me. I know it's not much bike. I'll just use it ride around the neighborhood.

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    Not great deal, but not bad at all.
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    Never give them what they ask. That is a starting point of course, unless $100 is what you haggled them down to. I would go to them if local and pull out $75 and say this is all I have. They usually bite! For beating around the neighborhood I would throw down $75 on it. Good luck and keep us informed what you do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BurnNotice View Post
    Never give them what they ask. That is a starting point of course, unless $100 is what you haggled them down to. I would go to them if local and pull out $75 and say this is all I have. They usually bite! For beating around the neighborhood I would throw down $75 on it. Good luck and keep us informed what you do.
    Hard to bargain when he has other buyers lined up.

    Oh well I got it for $100.


    I typically like higher-end bikes, but this has been surprisingly pleasant to ride. It would make a good bike to work, or around the block bike.

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    Congrats! Riding any bike is better than none at all. It looks like a well maintained bike from the picture. But hard to really say. I always say, if you feel like you got a deal and are happy, then who cares what anyone else thinks. Ride it like you stole it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BurnNotice View Post
    Congrats! Riding any bike is better than none at all. It looks like a well maintained bike from the picture. But hard to really say. I always say, if you feel like you got a deal and are happy, then who cares what anyone else thinks. Ride it like you stole it!
    Thanks.

    I just took the bike out for a spin this morning. I rode a combination of paved and dirt trails (singletrack), and herre is my impression.

    This is no surprise, but I would say the bike is just adequate. It's a heavy bike, and you feel it. Everything held up, but I would not call this bike nimble. However, that is reflected in the price.

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