Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: South of Raleigh, North of New Hill, East of Harris Lake, NC
Bikes: Specialized Tarmac, Speialized Roubaix, Giant OCR-C, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR, Stumpjumper Comp, 88 & 92Nishiki Ariel, 01 Bianchi Campione, 87 Centurion Ironman, 92 Paramount
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Agreed with 3 speed, picking up a bike that doesn't shift or doesn't shift well can result in a huge repair bill. My freind picked up a 01 Specialized Hard Rock that didn't shift. Turned out the SRAM shifters were toast. Upon further inspection, the bike shop found the BB was loose and needed a rebuild, and the brakes had cut a ridge in the front rim. His estimate to repair the bike was nearly the same as a new low end MTB, around $250.
Offer the guy $50 or $60, maybe it would be a good idea to just pass it up.
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