Hey guys, great forum. Had a quick question, would be great if you could help me out. I'm looking to purchase a bike for myself, a beginner. I rode when I was younger (I'm now 21), looking to get back into it.
Is this a good deal? Can anyone tell me more about this type of bicycle? I googled it but could find very little.
This is a pretty old bike but appears usable from the photos. The components are low quality, but the frame and fork are very basic and hence it should do the job. I'd pay maybe $50 for it, but if it fits you, the components work (shifter & brakes) and the wheels are reasonably round and true I'd say go for it. The bike looks like a decent "get around town" bike. This probably isn't something you'll want for long rides out of town.
Thanks for your response. If I were to buy new and didn't want to spend a ton of money (what if I don't take to it?), do you have any suggestions for modestly priced but decent bikes? I'd be riding around town.
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If you aren't planning on racing, but want to ride around town, keep an eye out for an old road bike that fits. Many people will tell you to avoid anything but chro-moly, carbon fiber, or aluminum.
I would recommend finding any old road or hybrid bike that fits, has alloy rims (check with a magnet if you can't visually ID them), and needs the least work. It can get expensive to fix up a bike in need. I ride a hi tensile steel bike very regularly and they are a bit heavier, but fine.