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Old 08-30-04, 05:36 PM
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Newbie with Bike ???

Hey everybody I am a noob.hahahaha I have been wanting to buy a cycling a bike for awhile now. I found one at a Bike shop that I liked Raliegh Grand Sport I think total came to $538. (dont remember if that was the exact title) Dont know if thats good or bad? Then I found these two on ebay
Please tell me what you guys think about the bikes.. Thanks Joe
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I know nothing about Dawes and you should expect no service or support, tho they may give it.

But $245 for a brand new sounds like a great deal to me. If you love cycling, you can make this your commuter when you get a better bike. If you don't like it, well, it'll probably last for years and you'll ride it occassionally.

I say buy it... assuming 56cm isn't too big for you.

Also, you'll notice it has index shifters on the downtube instead of the popular integraded ones on the brakes. Don't let this scare you off.
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