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Old 05-01-14, 08:24 AM
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Is this a good deal?

I am new to cycling. I have been riding on various bikes for well over a year and I would like to switch to a Tour bike. I know they can be very expensive ( brand new or used). So I have been looking on Craigslist to find a used one in good condition. I did find one, a 1984 Schwin for 200 or best offer. It looks like it's in excellent condition. It just needs new tires and tubes. What do you think, is this a good deal or should I hold out like my husband says?
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Old 05-01-14, 08:26 AM
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Need some good photos or a link to the bike.
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Old 05-01-14, 08:58 AM
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Get this one...

1984 Schwinn Voyaguer Touring Bicycle Near Mint Tange Champion All Original | eBay
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Old 05-01-14, 12:08 PM
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1984 Schwinn 18 Speed Touring Road Bike
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Old 05-01-14, 12:10 PM
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Did rather buy more local so I can see what I getting before I pay for it.
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Originally Posted by Heatherm View Post
Looks very good in the photo.

Time to go see and test ride it.
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Old 05-01-14, 12:16 PM
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I had that bike, though I bought mine for less than $100, but mine needed new brake pads, chain and freewheel, as well as new tires and tubes and a tuneup. If all it needs is some new tires, it is worth $200, imo.

Nice riding bike. It should have Columbus Tenax tubing, which is very good quality.
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Old 05-01-14, 04:32 PM
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Welcome to BF! Which bike is the right or best buy for you will be the one that feels good and comfortable when you ride it. Good luck with your hunt.
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Thank you for all the feed back.
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