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Old 09-07-10, 11:15 PM
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univega alpine pro

Is this a good deal?

https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/bik/1941699162.html

Disclaimer: I know near-nothing about bikes.

It seems univegas with deore parts go for around this much, but the tektro brakes and kenda tires seem kind of cheap...

I need this to commute daily about 4miles each way.
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Old 09-08-10, 05:51 AM
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I'm confused......why would you make all those upgrades and use frame saver........and not replace the chain? Seems very odd....
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Old 09-08-10, 05:59 AM
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Worth it, is it your size?
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Nice looking bike!
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I bet it is gone.
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Joyride welcome to the forums, did you pick this up? looks like a great deal for an Alpina.

I do have a question? if you know nothing about bikes why do you think Kenda tires and Tektro brakes are cheap? they are lower priced parts but not 'cheap' tektro brakes work well are a good option for upgrading bikes. kenda tires are good quality no frils tires that I believe are made but the Kenda company who build other tires by contract.

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I'm confused......why would you make all those upgrades and use frame saver........and not replace the chain? Seems very odd....
perhaps he does not have nor know how to use a chain tool.

again great looking bike looks like a great deal if it fits

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Old 09-08-10, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
I do have a question? if you know nothing about bikes why do you think Kenda tires and Tektro brakes are cheap? they are lower priced parts but not 'cheap' tektro brakes work well are a good option for upgrading bikes. kenda tires are good quality no frils tires that I believe are made but the Kenda company who build other tires by contract.
Yep, just picked it up . I only thought those parts were cheap cause they were lower-priced. The seller was actually really nice and let me ask a ton of questions and explained all the things a nooby doesn't know. He was selling it cause he only bought it as a beater bike, he had surly long haul trucker with $3k into it. I asked about the chain, and he just laughed and said he didn't have time to replace it.

There's a bunch of little areas along the frame where the paint is chipping off, but it is undented. Also, the handlebars are slightly rusted, but that is great camoflauge for me, as I have to lock it up on a college campus notorious for bike theft.

Worst part about it is that it's a bit small for me, and the included seatpost is a bit short, so I might have to replace it. Also, the seat is rock hard , so I gotta soften it up or replace it.

Overall, really happy with the purchase, now I gotta buy a rack and some folding baskets, as well as road repair tools.

https://www.amazon.com/SRAM-P-Link-Bi...ef=pd_sbs_sg_1 This should fit, no?

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