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Old 02-03-11, 01:20 AM   #1
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Is this bike good for NYC's current conditions + all around seasons?

http://newyork.craigslist.org/que/bik/2194540722.html

I'm a newbie to biking, don't know if it's a good price / bike or not. Also what should I add if my budget is between 100-300 bucks?
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Old 02-03-11, 10:00 AM   #2
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Can you attach a plow to it?
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Old 02-03-11, 12:38 PM   #3
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I think this is the bike you seek.
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In your price range and riding conditions I'd look for an 80's mountain bike with rigid front fork(No suspension). For around $150-200 you should be able to find a quality brand bike in ready to ride condition. The market is weak on old MTB's so you can really get a nice bike with good quality components. Another nice thing about the 80's mtb is they usually have mounting options for fenders and racks so you can use it for almost anything. They also don't attract as much attention from thieves.
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Old 02-04-11, 07:57 PM   #5
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http://newyork.craigslist.org/que/bik/2194540722.html

I'm a newbie to biking, don't know if it's a good price / bike or not. Also what should I add if my budget is between 100-300 bucks?
I wouldn't buy that bike for two hundred bucks. You might want to search for "urban"/"city"/"commuting" bikes — in fewer words, a hybrid. Of course, you may have a different preference.
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Old 02-05-11, 03:26 PM   #6
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Not worth $200 for sure. It looks like a walmart or Toys R Us bike. NY Craigslist is a bad place to look for a bike. A lot of junk bikes being sold for a lot more than they're worth.
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Old 02-06-11, 11:55 AM   #7
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Honestly, if all you want is something to ride occassionally, you might go ahead and consider buying a $100 (or cheaper) bike from Toys "R" Us, Target, Wal-Mart, or other such store.
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I have been using an old beach cruiser with balloon tires to get back and forth to work the last two weeks , have only slid out once and that was on black ice - other than that it has handled the slush and ice pretty damn well
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