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Used "Vintage" Road Bike

Old 09-06-13, 08:50 AM
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Used "Vintage" Road Bike

Hey Everyone.

I am looking to add a new bike to my collection of well....one bike. I currently have a Trek DS hybrid. I want to get a road bike eventually, but at the moment I do not have the funds to jump on a new trek/cannondale/specialized. I have never purchased a used bike so do not know what I should really be looking for besides the fact that it goes forward. Would you pick up something like this, or would I be better off just saving my money?

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/4047719391.html


Just wondering everyones opinion since I am very new to cycling and don't want to purchase something that I will regret.

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Old 09-06-13, 09:09 AM
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Looks like a good buy. $185 doesn't usually buy much. Try and see if it'll fit you. Bargain down. Good luck!
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Solid starter bike IF IT FITS YOU.
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I am 5'11

I hopefully can go check it out tomorrow if at all possible
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Originally Posted by stevenlsmith87
I am 5'11

I hopefully can go check it out tomorrow if at all possible
That bike should fit you fine. Very solid deal at $185. You can always sell it for what you paid for it if you get upgraditis down the road or keep it as a great back up bike. Before you know it, you'll have joined the I own too many bikes club (there is a secret forum for this club on this site,
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That bike is probably an excellent deal, and if you're so inclined with the wrench they're also very easily upgraded to semi modern components.
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Sounds like a nice bike. If it fits, look it over carefully for rust and other storage issues.
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its a good deal,
it it fits.
dont force yourself

at 5'11" the bike might be a bit big on you.
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Solid deal. Make sure the seatpost isn't stuck.
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From the pic, that looks like a very nice bike. An in-person inspection will reveal more. It's definitely worth checking out!
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Solid deal. Make sure the seatpost isn't stuck.
Amen. If it wasn't greased when installed it could be fused.

You'll definitely want to raise the seat.
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