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Getting my first road bike!Need help to choose the right one. Sekai/Nishiki~

Hi guys and ladies~

I'm new both to this forum and U.S. I'm currently riding a mountain bike, which is too heavy and slow on the road. Hence, looking to get a second-hand road bike. Love vintage bikes and spotted a few awesome looking bikes on CL. As the only information i have regarding these bikes are on CL, I need help on choosing the right bike!

I usually bike 3 days a week if the weather permits, (around 30-50 miles) each time.
Once school starts, will be riding to school (13miles each way).
I'm 5'11", with 34.5" inseam.

SEKAI GT-Deluxe 2700 road 58 cm - $225
Vintage Sekai, High end light weight components throughout, double butted chromoly frame, bike has spent its life stored more than it was ridden, Tracks straight, rolls effortlessly with no gunky gummy parts, Made in Japan.

Vintage Nishiki Road Bike
Speed: 12
Size:22 inches 55cm
Conditions: good

I'm selling a vintage motobecane Grand Record road bike. frame measures 57cm from center of sprocket to bottom of seat post. This is a larger frame and would fit someone over 5'8" . Campagnolo derailleur. Atom 700 pedals. Avocet saddle. Nitto Pearl aluminum stem. Weinmann brakes. This bike is tuned and ready to go. Tires are in great condition. Very nice bike

Schwinn Le Tour Luxe - $225
Schwinn Le Tour Luxe 56cm 1972 excellent condition. 10spd
All original decals, stickers and plaques still on bike in like new condition.
All original; only parts replaced were chain, tires and tubes, brake pads.
Purchased from a showroom two years ago and ridden lightly.
I am selling because I got a new hybrid bike.

Option 3 is kind of over my budget.
Any help or advice will be greatly appreciated!! Thanks in advance =))
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