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One last appraisal question for the group - Schwinn Fastback Sport

Old 04-23-08, 05:38 AM
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One last appraisal question for the group - Schwinn Fastback Sport

Hi, it is a reformed mountain biker here looking to cut my teeth on a cheap road bike.

https://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/bik/648191617.html

I talked to this guy and he offered $300 plus shipping.

Given the components listed, this seems to me to be similar to the Trek 1000's or Trek 1.2s out there, with mildly less impressive components.

I want to ask real roadies who actually use these components if this bike is a good deal. Yes? No?

As always any help is appreciated!
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Old 04-23-08, 07:08 AM
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I know it's low-end but I'll just take a yes or no from someone. I'm one of those people that has trouble making up their minds.
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Old 04-23-08, 08:47 AM
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Bry, no way on that bike at $350., especially with a aluminum fork...too harsh of a ride. Here is a new road bike listed below with carbon fork at $399. It would serve you well. However, proper fit of a bike is crucial to being comfortable on a bike...if not, you will either trade it off or limit your pedal time. Visit some local bike shops and see what they have used in your size at your price range. Good luck.
https://www.rscycle.com/s.nl/it.A/id.23839/.f
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Thank you for that!
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Lets see. Retail on that bike is $599. Nobody sells that bike for retail and Performance most likely had that on sale all year long back in 2006 for $400-450. The guy probably bought it for $300-350 back in 2007 when it went on clearance. The guy is now selling it for close to what he paid for it new.

No, that is not a good deal, unless it is brand new. For $250 I'd consider it.
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