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Cannondale T800 for Road and Paths?


I am new to this forum and the world of cycling. It's been years since I've done much bike riding, and I don't currently have a bike. I would like to get a used bike for riding around town on roads, and on gravel and paved bike paths. Also, Charlottesville is a fairly hilly area. I've visited the LBS and tried out the Trek FX 7.1 and 7001, and preferred the FX. I've also ridden a friend's Fuji Absolute 2.0 which I liked too, but the tires are road-like and I'm not sure if it will take wider tires. I'm not a super confident rider, so nothing feels great yet. There is a Cannondale T800 touring bike on CL, which has low miles and seems in great shape, for $300. (It may be a 2001.) Would this be good for the bike paths as well as the road? The tires (Continental) are wider and have have more tread than the traditional road bike tire. Is the price good?

Thanks much!

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