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Summer is here. Still not riding. Two more contenders.

Old 07-10-13, 05:18 AM
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Summer is here. Still not riding. Two more contenders.

Hey members,


Hope everyone is well. Finally got measured for a bike at the local shop. 56-58cm comfortably. Maybe 60cm, depending on the make. For a minute I thought that the beginning of summer meant that I had lost my chance to find a quality bike on CL. I figured that those looking to upgrade would have already done so, possible selling their older bikes. I'm currently dealing with the owner of these two bikes, and would like to get some feedback. The Dawes Galaxy photo is a google pic. Here is an actual photo that he emailed me.






https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/3919759127.html

https://newyork.craigslist.org/wch/bik/3920682371.html



Yesterday was supposed to be the day I checked out the Raleigh SC but didn't hear from the seller. Maybe today will fair better.


Thanks guys.

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Old 07-10-13, 07:52 AM
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Just spoke to the owner of the Dawes. Sold. Damn. Out of curiosity, would the be the better bike? I guess the answer to that lies in condition. But if both were in equal states of riding condition. I have read good things about both bikes here on the forum. Were they both on the same level?
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both CL bikes are too small for you, you can tell by the space or lack-there-of between the down tube and top tube at the head tube.

the picture you posted looks more like what would fit you

reference: https://www.jimlangley.net/wrench/bicycleparts.html
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Just spoke to the owner of the Dawes. Sold. Damn. Out of curiosity, would the be the better bike? I guess the answer to that lies in condition. But if both were in equal states of riding condition. I have read good things about both bikes here on the forum. Were they both on the same level?
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Old 07-10-13, 08:42 AM
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I did think the space between the top and down tube seemed small on the Raleigh, but I figured I would at least check out the bike to make sure. At $150 it's worth the train ride. The Dawes CL image was a web pic. The second image was the actual bike. Too bad it's been sold. But there are others, right? Thanks for the reference.
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what 10wheels said, but also,

your bike shop measured you for a frame 56-60cm that's a big spread. I take a 58 or a 23" (pretty close to what you are looking for) and these are some of my bikes. if you see pictures of bikes like these you can email them and ask them to measure before you invest time in visiting them
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Hey RumRunn6, that is one of the best screen names I've seen in a while. Maybe because I'm partial. I have tried what you said about asking them to measure for me. Some are willing, others seem like it's not their duty. So 58cm should work. Good to know. The Massachusetts market seems competitive. Is it? There were a couple of deals that I've come across while searching yakaz. Especially for Motobecane's.
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boston, and metro west are great bike markets. we have many colleges so there is a big market for flippers selling to college students. I sold a bike once to a kid who just wanted a beater bike to lock to a lamp post all day so he could ride to the train. I flipped a bike to a Chinese college student (woman). I felt really responsible for her safety because she was not accustomed to riding a bike, braking and shifting. so I made sure the bike was absolutely 100%, had her try to the bike and tauight her to shift and brake. then I told her she must buy a helmet and if she had questions about the bike or maintenance to bring it to bike shop. since I was in town across from landry's I went to browse and she came in with the bike and bought a helmet. she showed to bike to the guy and he gave it the once over and nodded his head. here's a few I just found without even trying ... the last one, a straight bar (hybrid) might be good but I'm not sure about sizing a hybrid in #s

https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/3892858130.html

https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/3925974809.html

https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/3917077195.html

https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/3919439590.html
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you see these near you?

I'm done, I need a cigarette: https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/3922274159.html

https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/3922271747.html


you strictly looking for Raleigh?: https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bid/3892340768.html


somebody stop me: https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bid/3911779657.html


https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bid/3909970503.html


https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bid/3893095727.html


have this guy measure this: https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/3923527158.html


this might be to tall? https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bid/3923720450.html


https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/3905742721.html


https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bid/3870936283.html


https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/3921438238.html


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Wow, RumRunn. You really earned that cigarette. Just saw your post. I'll check these out and get back to you. Thanks. Seriously.
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Hey RumRunn, any opinion on this? I'm waiting on a response.
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huh? on what?
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Sorry.

https://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/bik/3926910113.html
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This is nice too, but they don't include any contact info. Strange. Something is afoul.


https://newyork.craigslist.org/que/bik/3878369918.html
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Motoconfort looks ok - it's old, but it's a bike! :-) Peugeot is OK too click that button to send a note that there is no contact info

in reality you can't judge bikes on the web you have to ride them spin the wheels try the brakes shift all gears check wheels for wobble left and right and also from the side to see if they are still round. start with those that are close to you and don't get emotionally attached from a web picture.
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