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Old 02-06-08, 04:47 PM
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Is the bike worth the money??

I'm looking at buying a early to mid-90's Bianchi Ibex or Peregrine (seller not sure on the model) with decent components, no bearing or drive train trouble, frame in good shape. They're asking $75.

I know this has come up before - almost the exact question, but I am planning on using it as a good winter ride rather than as an off-roader, so the responses might be different.

Assuming everything is in very good condition, is this too much to pay??
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Old 02-06-08, 07:10 PM
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75$ for a good brand used bike in good condition sounds ok to me. Check condition of rear cassette and chain.
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Old 02-06-08, 08:13 PM
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Does it have a suspension fork? Looks like the early Peregrines didn't...but they were more expensive/had better componenets than the Ibex... The old elastomers might be rock hard by now...especially in the cold.

It might be worth $75 if it's in rideable condition...
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Old 02-07-08, 09:08 AM
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It's got a suspension corrected rigid fork and from the photo I just got, everything looks to be in good condition. Definitely rideable.
Thanks for the advice - I know nothing about mtb's.
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worth it, I'd say. You'd have trouble building a rideable commuter for less.
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If its in good shape, $75 is a good price. When I flip a rigid fork MTB, I get at least $75.
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oh hey!

It sounds like you're talking about the Bianchi MTB I just sold in Minneapolis on craigslist.
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