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Help Please - buying used bike

Old 04-30-19, 01:35 PM
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Help Please - buying used bike

Looking for a used bike to just ride around with my kids. Only requirements is a mountain bike and a larger frame and/or larger wheels as the bike is for someone who is 6'1". Not looking to spend more than about $100 right now.
Here are some options I've found. Any tips or advice is greatly appreciated as I don't know much about bikes at all!!

GT timberline mountain bike - listed for $80
20 inch cromoly triple triangle frame
21 speed
26 inch alloy araya wheels with nice tires
Exage 300lx
3 piece alloy cranks
Exage 400lx derailleurs
Trigger shifters

Trek 7000 mountain bike, Early 2000's - listed for $100
Cantilever brakes
Shifters/Derailleurs work well and the brakes are tight but do not rub
Components are mixture of shimano parts ranging from SIS to Deore
19in frame, 26in wheels

Giant Iguana - listed for $100
Classic ride
18 speed
thumb shifters
cantilever brakes
quick release seat and wheels
23in frame, 26in alloy wheels

Schwinn Sierra GS - listed for $75
ProMax linear-pull
Shift Levers: SRAM 3.0
Pedals: Platform
Rear Cogs: Shimano 7-speed: 13-34
Saddle: Comfort-Tuned
Handlebar: Steel
Handlebar Stem: Aluminum
27in wheels, 18in frame
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I'm 183cm (6'), I would take the Giant. From those descriptions it should fit best, and has a realstic description. Especially nice since you can then talk about riding a giant iguana.
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