Hey there guys. This is my first post after a couple months of reading all over the boards, good stuff here.
Anyway, I have a question for you guys and just want to hear your opinion.
My '93 Trek roadie was stolen last week and I want to replace it. I want a do it all bike; road rides, dirt riding, touring. Essentially a bike that I can use for everything and hopefully keep for a long time. I have come to really lean towards a Surly Cross Check. I want to wait for a used one to show up on craigslist but they don't really pop up that often. Anyway, I found one that is fairly local but it is new. The seller is willing to let it go brand new for $775. I know this is a good price for a new CC but it is still more than I think I could pay for a used Cross Check.
Do you guys think $775 is an awesome, unpassable price for a new Cross Check or should I hold out in hopes of finding one used at a lower price?
I know this is totally a subjective judgment call but I just want to hear what fellow cyclists have to say cuz my friends think any more than $100 is a blasphemous amount to pay for a bicycle... They just don't know.... haha