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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
...Cheap used bikes may be crap, or can be something pretty decent...

So if stored well, a 15 year old used bike can be very nice and infinitely better than Walmart crap..
Absolutely. Even a 25 or 35 year old bike can be way better. Just head over to the classic and vintage section and see all of the great old bikes that you can find. This summer I picked up a Bianki Campeonay deetalia for $350 that had an 8-speed mirage group. Obviously it puts anything new at that price range to shame, and even if Mirage is a lower end group, it will last a thousand times longer than any of the junk on these Amazon bikes.

Plus, with a new bike selling at that price point, I'd be downright worried about the integrity of certain parts, including the frame. (Although I must admit that I actually like the look of the Tourney derailleur).

Originally Posted by Gresp15C
Make sure the cable ends are squared off
Is there something I don't know? How would the cable ends affect performance once installed? Getting them in and out of the housing, yes, but once in place and secured down?
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