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Old 04-18-16, 11:56 AM
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When I saw the title of the thread I thought it was the dumbest question ever. Of COURSE you should buy a new bike ! Then I realized it was new vs old. My answer reflects some above. If you have bike repair skills and can replace cables if needed or at least recognize when you're seeing a good deal which includes knowing the wheels, brakes, drivetrain, headset etc are in good shape, then buying a used bike will always be a LOT less expensive and get you a much better bike for your money. An hour a day on flat terrain doesn't take a high quality bike so I'd suggest spending some time looking at bikes on craigslist and going to bike shops that have used bikes and looking around. Eventually you'll find somebody selling a good bike for cheap. Real cheap. I just saw two pretty decent bikes at the dump, simply being thrown away.
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