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Old 09-21-13, 10:39 PM
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Lotus Cyclone

Hello

I am looking for a road bike to ride around in the city as I hate traffic. I do not know anything about bikes, except that they have two wheels. The last time I road one was 5 years ago. My budget is about $300. I am looking to ride it about 15-20 miles a day for work. I am 5'8 with a 31 inch inseam, so I am thinking of a 52-54 cm bike.

I am in the Philadelphia area, and this is one bike that I found on craigslist :

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/4069066100.html

What do you guys think ? What is this really worth in your opinion ? Notice at the end the advertisement says the rims have damage.

Thank you.
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Old 09-22-13, 12:17 AM
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"It could use a bike shop tune up, which is reflected in price"

I'd beg to differ with that statement. $300 seems pricey for that bike, especially if its in need of work(rim/tuneup)
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I would guess you more as a 54-55. Jump on the bridgestone if its still available, # is posted. The nashbar is quite similar to the cyclone, but I still would want it in the $150-$200 range.

Bridgestone:
https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/4014687988.html

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/4080683550.html

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Old 09-22-13, 12:44 AM
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Thanks a lot! I will try contacting this seller.
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try to get the rack with it

Posted 8/20, so if it's still available he might drop a bit, say $100-$120. Tires appear to be rather old, you may not be able to replace the tube w/o cracking the tire.

Niagara Cycle is my fav online, you can get decent tires for under $10 each(don't forget a set of tire levers too)

*edit* just noticed the bar end shifters, you'll really like having them, huge plus over stem or downtube mounted shifters
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Thanks. A lot of the bikes I'm seeing are vintage Raleigh's. What is in general the value of one of these bikes, if it's ready to ride?
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Originally Posted by sheeraz View Post
Thanks. A lot of the bikes I'm seeing are vintage Raleigh's. What is in general the value of one of these bikes, if it's ready to ride?
Given the lack of parameters, a vintage Raleigh can be free, I have one of those, to about $1000.

Age,condition, model, size, and your location, all factor into pricing.
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