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Old Silver Merida?

Old 05-24-16, 06:44 AM
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Old Silver Merida?

Looking to buy a cheap road bike to use on the weekends and maybe fix up a bit

I saw this one on CL

https://buffalo.craigslist.org/bik/5559599808.html

Seems like a cool little bike. I like the color. Is it worth the $165 he's asking though?
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No, not close to being worth the money.

I don't like to just shoot down bikes without providing alternatives though. Plus it's interesting to look at distant Craigslists. There doesn't seem to be a wealth of road bike options in Buffalo. The best deal I could find was a $200 Schwinn Premis, but it was a 21" frame, and you were looking at 23." How tall are you?


This Schwinn seems like the better of the two they're trying to sell as a package. See if they'll do half price for only one. $75 wouldn't be bad at all.
[h=2]Raleigh Capri Road Bike/ Schwinn Men's Road Bike - $150[/h]https://buffalo.craigslist.org/bik/5577711849.html
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Originally Posted by Clang View Post
No, not close to being worth the money.

I don't like to just shoot down bikes without providing alternatives though. Plus it's interesting to look at distant Craigslists. There doesn't seem to be a wealth of road bike options in Buffalo. The best deal I could find was a $200 Schwinn Premis, but it was a 21" frame, and you were looking at 23." How tall are you?


This Schwinn seems like the better of the two they're trying to sell as a package. See if they'll do half price for only one. $75 wouldn't be bad at all.
Raleigh Capri Road Bike/ Schwinn Men's Road Bike - $150

https://buffalo.craigslist.org/bik/5577711849.html
Appreciate it. I'm 5 foot 9, which is why the Merida appealed. I do like the looks of that Schwinn and Raleigh too, especially with new tires and seat.
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Agreed, the Merida does not appear to be as good a deal. However, it is intriguing as you don't see the early Merida very often. It is probably mid-1970s, as Merida didn't start up until 1972.
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Agreed, the Merida does not appear to be as good a deal. However, it is intriguing as you don't see the early Merida very often. It is probably mid-1970s, as Merida didn't start up until 1972.
That's why I considered buying it, but not at the price he wants. Maybe I can talk him down a bit.
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