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Craigslist help: Panasonic vs. Schwinn

Old 12-03-16, 10:42 AM
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Craigslist help: Panasonic vs. Schwinn

Hello all,
I'm helping a friend buy a bike and we have it down to these two. Which one do you think is a better deal?
Thanks for the help!
https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/bik/5870077309.html
https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/bik/5840054022.html
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Old 12-03-16, 11:00 AM
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The Panasonic looks like a basket case. I'd pick the Schwinn, however it looks like it has FFS front freewheel. Read up on that before committing.

How about this guy - https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/bik/5899363354.html
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...that "sitting outside" business with the Panasonic would make me go with the Schwinn. But yeah, the front freewheel thing is problematic once something stops working. While they work, they seem to work OK.
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Are those aluminum rims on the Suburban?
She wanted something relatively lightweight, doesn't the Suburban weigh 35 lbs?
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Originally Posted by Seizedpost View Post
Are those aluminum rims on the Suburban?
She wanted something relatively lightweight, doesn't the Suburban weigh 35 lbs?
You're kidding right? You have two junk craigslist bikes - one that needs tires and tubes and one that the cables are frozen - and you're worried that sloar's bike that you can ride off on, is too heavy?
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Weight wise all three are fairly heavy bikes 30lbs + of the three the Suburban is by far the best bike. The other two basically basket cases with problematic likely none working drive trains that would cost more than the bikes would be worth in perfect shape to fix.
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Ok, thanks for all the input. I thought the Shimano FFW bike looked like it was pretty good shape. It's probably still lighter, being lugged hi-ten vs. electro forged, and it has a double crank.

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You're kidding right? You have two junk craigslist bikes - one that needs tires and tubes and one that the cables are frozen - and you're worried that sloar's bike that you can ride off on, is too heavy?
The whole point is that she wants something lighter than her old Huffy mountain bike. I'm not afraid of doing some maintenance to it. I am a little afraid of the FFW though.
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The whole point is that she wants something lighter than her old Huffy mountain bike. I'm not afraid of doing some maintenance to it. I am a little afraid of the FFW though.
And how much do you think the other 2 bikes weigh?
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The whole point is that she wants something lighter than her old Huffy mountain bike. I'm not afraid of doing some maintenance to it. I am a little afraid of the FFW though.
Those bikes will be about 8 oz lighter. Fine if you're flatlanders, but any sort of hill climbing will be a chore.
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Only an anchor for a battleship weighs more than an FFS equipped bike. Pass on both.
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If the goal is to find a light bike with flat bars, I'd look at a 90's hybrid. I don't know if she's dead-set on a step-thru, but this has a small frame. This one won't need new tires either!

Trek MultiTrack 750 - $100 (Edinburgh, IN)

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Thanks for the suggestion. She wants low wheel weight in particular which is why I was asking about alloy wheels, but that Trek seems to have relatively small tires.
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The Trek would have 700c allow wheels with 1.75 or 2.0 street tires which are fairly light as wheel sets go. The tires would run about the same size as 26 x 13/8 on the other bikes. If your looking for a bike with strait bars, a low step over with fairly light wheels on a budget I would agree a 90's Hybrid is likely going to be you best choice. Most vintage step through's you find are going to have fairly heavy 26" steel wheels and parts and weigh has much or more than a department store level MTB like Huffy.
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