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Old 04-11-12, 08:02 AM
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Need help: is the a good deal?

Hi all,

I'm going to use the bike for commuting. About 5miles one way. And do some practice in the weekend.

Is the deal in the following link a good deal? Thanks!

https://canalcruiserrentals.com/
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Yes it is. But make sure it is suited for the terrain you are going to use it for. Big potholes? Dirt road?
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Thank you!

I will use the bike path and it's concrete road. So I guess I will go for it! Thanks again!
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Make sure it fits.
Good luck and enjoy!
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Also before you hurry up and order. I Just checked the link out and on the three bikes listed there is no description of what each one is or any of the components. If you are going to buying this in person at the shop then obviously you can ask questions to the shop employee. Otherwise I would google search the exact model and year specifically to get all the facts about the parts and components. Also you can use the shopping tab on google to get an idea of how good a deal your getting. Most shops sell previous year bikes at great prices. Hope this helps your consideration.
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Yes, all three are great deals...The classic, is the best deal of 'em all!
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if you are buying online this place may have a better price
https://www.giantnerd.com/schwinn-le-...:referralID=NA
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Originally Posted by Chris Chicago
if you are buying online this place may have a better price
https://www.giantnerd.com/schwinn-le-...:referralID=NA
Wooow, that's much cheaper!!! Thanks for the info!
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Originally Posted by cjewett65
Also before you hurry up and order. I Just checked the link out and on the three bikes listed there is no description of what each one is or any of the components. If you are going to buying this in person at the shop then obviously you can ask questions to the shop employee. Otherwise I would google search the exact model and year specifically to get all the facts about the parts and components. Also you can use the shopping tab on google to get an idea of how good a deal your getting. Most shops sell previous year bikes at great prices. Hope this helps your consideration.
Thanks! Seems the Elite has 105 while Classic has Tiagra and Sora.
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Originally Posted by darktemplar
Wooow, that's much cheaper!!! Thanks for the info!
I don't know what your size is, but the GT GTR 4 and the Imola in that site is nicely equipped for the price.

Nothing wrong with the Le Tour with Sora, though.
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heads up . bikes direct has them for 400
https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...ur_classic.htm
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That Elite is hawt
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Originally Posted by Chris Chicago
heads up . bikes direct has them for 400
https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...ur_classic.htm
Yup, and it's hot.

Man, that bike is calling on me. ' must quit looking at it....

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Originally Posted by Chris Chicago
heads up . bikes direct has them for 400
https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...ur_classic.htm
Yes. But I guess the extra $100 is the tune-up and maintenance from the shop.
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yeah. if you dont want to do your own assembly the elite at canal cruiser seems to be a good bet. esp if you are pretty close to the store.

that said, 170 dollar plus sales tax savings would likely pay for assembly with a chunk of change to spare.
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Originally Posted by Chris Chicago
heads up . bikes direct has them for 400
https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...ur_classic.htm
That is a crazy low price, especially since it includes shipping and handling...like paying $360 + S&H! That's a crazy low price! Got me Jonesin' now!
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Sold out.
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Originally Posted by DVC45
Sold out.
Sad....I am late too
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That is a pretty good deal. The bike also comes with Conti Ultra tires and is geared to pull like a tractor if you live in the hills.
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if you are buying online this place may have a better price
https://www.giantnerd.com/schwinn-le-...:referralID=NA
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Hold on! There is still one more left!
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Originally Posted by darktemplar
Hold on! There is still one more left!
Where?
I want a small size.
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Look at the giantnerd.com link a few posts back. They seem to have S at $429. That's probably still not a bad deal.
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I am late to the thread but, proceed with caution:
Rental shop trying to sell new bikes?
No bike descriptions?
Are the bikes they are selling really new?
Their web page to Schwinn bicycles says "coming soon"
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Originally Posted by CB HI
I am late to the thread but, proceed with caution:
Rental shop trying to sell new bikes?
No bike descriptions?
Are the bikes they are selling really new?
Their web page to Schwinn bicycles says "coming soon"
Thanks! We found that bikesdirect.com is selling the one I was looking for.

https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...ur_classic.htm
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Oh no. Only M size

https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...ur_classic.htm
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