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2010 Raleigh Sport - $350 good deal?

Old 09-20-12, 11:05 AM
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2010 Raleigh Sport - $350 good deal?

Hey so there's a guy selling his 2010 Raleigh Sport for $350. He said that he has only put around 50 miles on it and I guess is looking to get rid of it. I'm not sure how true his statements are but what do you guys think? Good deal?

He posted it at $400 and I tried offering $300 but it seems he isn't going lower than $350.

Ideally I'm looking for a beginner road bike that will handle 30+ mile bike rides but could eventually handle more.

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Old 09-20-12, 11:25 AM
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If it fits you and was really only ridden that much, it's an okay good deal.

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why do you say it's only an "okay good deal"? Is it because it isn't a good starter bike? Components aren't good? Bias towards carbon frames? I don't mean to pick at you personally, just curious about what justifies it being only an "okay good deal"
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From what I can tell, they sold for around $500 new. If it's in great condition, $300-$350 would be a fair price. I wouldn't call it a great deal, though. Any imperfections, and the price starts going down from there.

As dtrain said, make sure it fits you.
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Bias towards carbon forks and Tiagra (or better) parts if you can find that for just a bit more. But sure for that price (again if it fits) you could do a lot worse. It could be a decent starter bike for you.
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For used bikes a couple of years old I'd say half to two-thirds price is what I'd shoot for in very good condition. Since this sounds like it hasn't been ridden hardly at all, I might go a little higher, but not much. So $350 sounds like absolutely the most to pay.
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Seems OK not great, you could probly find a better deal if you keep looking
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