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Old 08-13-12, 02:04 PM
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Bike on Craigslist

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Just hoping to get some feedback on a bike I want to get on Craigslist. It looks great to me but I'm new at all this and am not sure if this is a decent price for the specs
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/3199679562.html

I looked on bikepedia and it's the 2009 model.
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Go test ride it...
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Of course I'm going to do that. Basically I want to know is it worth the asking price. Not knowing much about parts and what is the ideal for hybrids I'm curious if it's reasonable and what experiences (if any) others have had with this bike/brand. I would never buy it without riding it.
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It looks good in the pic.

The only way to know is to see it in person.

If is good the first person to see it will most likely buy it..
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If the bike is in a good condition, and fits well, the price seems fine.
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OP - you sure you want that style of bike? I ask because it is not for everyone. in the world of hynrids that looks like a "comfort" bike which tends to be slower and less efficient but more comfortable for just toodling around. we don't enouh about you to say whether or not it's good for you, and actually now that I think about it you weren't asking us that. sorry I think any gary Fisher bike for $175 is a good deal, that's a really good brand I think. usually a biek is worth what the seller can get. to know for sure go shopping for a new one just like or very similar. if that's what a new one goes for then no it's not a good price. if a new one goers for $400, then yes, it is a good price! :-)

bnuit again that style of bike isn't for everyone, and since you are new to this I thouht I would mention it. take your time to determine the best style and size for you and make sure you are correct by test riding.

then go shopping.

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hmm, well i dont know much but that has me thinking. my whole point for wanting a hybrid type bike in the first place is to commute back and forth to school and work. to school is paved roads (street) and to work is a trail which is both packed dirt and paved road at some parts, so about 10 or so miles a day. i rode a regular ol mountain bike a couple days and it was heavy, had be out of breath, and (im assuming) with 1 speed made peddling all the more difficult. Now, if this bike won't make me feel like i did on the MTB then i consider it a good start (im not looking for speed or anything yet, just something i dont feel like im peddling through mud) and of course a decent price (i will upgrade around tax season and get something awesome).
im not really in a rush as school starts in a few weeks and will for sure need one by then but i also dont want to pass up a good deal.
thanks for the response, i am literally an hour away from going to see this bike
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someone else is now offering a gary fisher tiburon 2007 for $80, the price seems fishy (and lack of pics due to no camera) but i guess thats supposed to be a good bike too.
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I ended up buying a specialized sirrus hybrid (09 I think). It rides really well and is beat up (some dings and scratches) but I feel I got a good price ($250). The first adjustment will be the breaks. The front kinda just rub in the tire so I need that fixed ASAP.
Thanks for all you guys advice!
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very nice MUCH better nicely done sir. also get the wheels trued by a pro. it's worth the money for hundreds of enjoyable miles to get a ride ready tune up especially if the bike is rough around the edges and may not have been maintained.
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haha ok you guys are gonna hate me, that bike was just too much of an investment for me so i took it back. i lost 10% in the process (restocking) but it was fine. id rather have something that needed less work done to it, or maybe I have too high of expectations. Anyways now I'm looking at other bikes and road bikes (on CL their almost only fixed gear) are catching my eye. Now I think Im either leaning in that direction or a nice mountain bike with the smaller tires or get a road bike.
now my question for all you pros is, what is going to be best for mostly road riding (80%) and trail (20%) riding. can I put hybrid style tires on the road bike? I think id rather have gears but there arent any hills in my area so i *should be fine* right?

this is such a big deal to me because its investing alot of $$ i want it to last awhile.
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that is the bike i am considering buying. seller wants $200 but didnt list any specs, i requested the brand/model so i can look it up myself and show you all....
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can I put hybrid style tires on the road bike?

No, won't fit on most road bike.
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For the type of riding you describe, and for the price, the bike you posted in your first thread sounded like a great deal. If it's still available, it might be worth checking out still.
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haha ok you guys are gonna hate me, that bike was just too much of an investment for me so i took it back. i lost 10% in the process (restocking) but it was fine. id rather have something that needed less work done to it, or maybe I have too high of expectations. Anyways now I'm looking at other bikes and road bikes (on CL their almost only fixed gear) are catching my eye. Now I think Im either leaning in that direction or a nice mountain bike with the smaller tires or get a road bike.
now my question for all you pros is, what is going to be best for mostly road riding (80%) and trail (20%) riding. can I put hybrid style tires on the road bike? I think id rather have gears but there arent any hills in my area so i *should be fine* right?

this is such a big deal to me because its investing alot of $$ i want it to last awhile.
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that is the bike i am considering buying. seller wants $200 but didnt list any specs, i requested the brand/model so i can look it up myself and show you all....
That photo looks like someones, Homebuilt Special, kinda scarry if you ask me! Sounds like you would do well with a "cyclo-cross" style machine it can do both road and dirt roads and has drop bars like a road bike, all most all the brands have at least one, "cyclo-cross" bike in their series, check your local shops and ask to see if they've got any you can ride. JMHO, YMMV.
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