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Newbie here! Is this bike worth 240$!! PLEASE HELP

Old 06-25-16, 12:48 PM
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Newbie here! Is this bike worth 240$!! PLEASE HELP

I'm a 5'10 male and hopefully it's worth the price and fits.
https://newhaven.craigslist.org/bik/5635741488.html
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Old 06-25-16, 12:54 PM
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It's probably way too big for you
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It is a big bike. 6 foot plus rider. If that describes you (no way to be exact without you actually sitting on the bike)and it's as clean as it looks that's probably a decent price. Older bike with what's considered dated technology now ut it'll ride smooth and get you going if you fit it and it's in good shape.
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But doesn't it say fits mid to upper 5' range??
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It does but it's wrong.
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First of all it doesnt' sound like seller knows how to measure a bike properly. But I'm guessing it's a 58-60cm bike which would be good for someone 6'-6'2" range probably. OP should be looking at 54-56cm bikes
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has the bike has been recently cleaned and tuned...?
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Thanks for the replies I am thinking then I need a 54cm bike. I am a very high level runner and use the bike to cross train so I would just need a beginner bike to go hard on every so often with bigger rides of 50-100 miles. I saw on the forums that they are selling bikes and would you suggest I get this Save Up to 60% Off New Road Bikes, Roadbikes - Mercier Galaxy AL SC1 Road bikes
I can get the2016 Mercier Galaxy SC1 Ltd for 225$ and the most I am willing to spend on a road bike is 275$. Would suggest I get this? Sorry I am very new to the sport.
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Thanks for the replies I am thinking then I need a 54cm bike. I am a very high level runner and use the bike to cross train so I would just need a beginner bike to go hard on every so often with bigger rides of 50-100 miles. I saw on the forums that they are selling bikes and would you suggest I get this Save Up to 60% Off New Road Bikes, Roadbikes - Mercier Galaxy AL SC1 Road bikes
I can get the2016 Mercier Galaxy SC1 Ltd for 225$ and the most I am willing to spend on a road bike is 275$. Would suggest I get this? Sorry I am very new to the sport.
if u are inexperienced, getting a large size bike will kill you, metaphorically.
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Yeah that's why I am looking at 54cm now. Shouldn't that be good for someone that is 5'10? I can order it off that new link
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Nice bike, But Too Small for you.
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Inseam measurement compared to ground to top of top tube. Clearance would be OK, no clearance.....not good!
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If you are of "normal" proportions you may do better with a 56cm size. Proper size/fit is most important. Play around with some of the online fit calculators to get a better sense. There is way more to it than just making sure you have top tube clearance.

The online bikesdirect is a reasonable choice if you can assemble and adjust a bike. If not, you are going to spend much of your "savings" at the bike shop paying for their help!
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Thanks for the replies I am thinking then I need a 54cm bike. I am a very high level runner and use the bike to cross train so I would just need a beginner bike to go hard on every so often with bigger rides of 50-100 miles. I saw on the forums that they are selling bikes and would you suggest I get this Save Up to 60% Off New Road Bikes, Roadbikes - Mercier Galaxy AL SC1 Road bikes
I can get the2016 Mercier Galaxy SC1 Ltd for 225$ and the most I am willing to spend on a road bike is 275$. Would suggest I get this? Sorry I am very new to the sport.
dont get it. Its very hard to work out a good bike that will last you if your budget is so limited. Maybe save up a bit more. Mainly the problem with this bike is that it is cumbersome and dangerous if you are going up/down hill as you need to take your hands off the handlebar to shift.
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The answer should be NO. This bike was made somewhere between 1993 when the MSRP was $450 1993 Giant Kronos - BikePedia
and 1998 when it sold for $600 1998 Giant Kronos - BikePedia I love buying old bikes but not at that fraction of the MSRP. The components on a $450 1993 bike are going to be a lot better than on one that sells for that price today. It's just that it should be a lot cheaper to buy an 18-23 year old bike. You can use bikepedia to look up the MSRP for many bikes.

Looks like the seller is a guy who buys up old bikes, cleans them up, and flips them.
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Looks like a good deal to me. Most cyclists today ride the smallest frame they can. This bike is a more traditional horizontal top tube bike. 59cm is not going to be outside your comfort range. I am 6' and ride a 61cm frame. Go ride it. Might be the right bike for you. At $240, a good solid bike.
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