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1997 Schwinn Super Sport worth $295?

Old 05-30-13, 07:48 PM
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1997 Schwinn Super Sport worth $295?

So, there is a bike for sale on craigs for $295...he was originally asking $375 for it and no one bit. I guess before wasting my time and 80 miles of gas, I would like your guy's opinions. It is my size, but would be my first bike. I think the seat has been replaced, but other than that I am not sure how original it. If the bike is as in good of shape as he says it is, what would be a fair offer? Is there anything I should look out for?

Here is the link: http://muskegon.craigslist.org/bik/3818462202.html

Thank you so much,

Caleb
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Old 05-30-13, 08:52 PM
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Price is not bad for an STI bike. If you're going to look at it make sure the STI shifters click smoothly through all the gears. If they don't work, walk away.
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Old 05-31-13, 05:02 AM
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I think the seller would be hard presses to get $295 in Muskegon for that bike. If I wanted it, I'd be wanting to take his offer up on a trade for a MTB and save a lot of cash. Also, that SS is a small frame, too short for the seller.
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He said he would take $250 for it. I think I might buy it. Thanks for the help, all.
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For $250, grab it.
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For $250 it seems like a good price for a STI bike with a nice wheelset. Just be sure the STI's are in good work order and there are no issues with the frame or wheels.
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Anything in particular to look at as far as the frame goes? Also what should a good shifting STI feel like. Sorry, I am a complete noob and the last bike I road was a cheap huffy from Meijer back in the fifth grade, lol
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Sti shifting feels almost like paddle shifter on a sports car. Sequential up and down shifting, no need to trim levers.
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Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
Sti shifting feels almost like paddle shifter on a sports car. Sequential up and down shifting, no need to trim levers.
Pfft. Paddle shift blows. Give me a clutch pedal any day.
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