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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:40 pm    Post subject: Shopping for Mountain Bike Reply with quote

Any advice?

Dont want to spend alot of money... Looking on craigslist, etc for higher quality used bike. What should i look out for? ANy advice is appreciated.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ill ask my Uncle for you. He has a couple and is an avid bike rider. He rides several miles a day (and hes 60!). Granted, he lives in Connecticut, so its a lot icier...
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should just sell you mine but Im hoping to one day get my lazy ass back on it and start riding again.

I have a custom built Jaanus.

I used to have a nice Cannondale Delta V bike. Those are nice and the Phoenix PD uses them.

Look for Aluminum frame and I also was partial to Shimano parts package.

Trek also makes solid bikes IMO.

If your looking used go down to your local REI and look on their for sale board.

Dont be afraid to go to bike shops you can get some good used deals there too.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks - there are a couple used basic treks that sound fine - under 100..

Assuming i have to put another 75-100 into it for tuneup repairs - thats a solid bike for under 200...

The bike shops ive been to still want 300 to 400 bucks for even used bikes... not sure im ready for that...
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Justin Criscuolo A freind of mine was talking about buying a mountain bike. I said my uncle is an avid rider. I think he plans on riding some mountains out here. He wants something about 100$ and hes thinking about craigslist. What are some good companys that are reasonably priced and wouldnt be a cold weather bike?
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Unless he got a steal of a deal, a bike that is $100 won't last very long, unless he is looking for a bike to ride now and then. Mine used on ebay goes for about $400 and was about $800 when it was new. And my bike is no big deal, just rugged enough for me to beat on without it breaking. Some people spend $2000 on a high end mountain bike
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are a couple that i find intriguing...

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/bik/1557904676.html
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/bik/1558215956.html

Im really just going to ride trails and such, maybe some light off road, nothing crazy.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I bought mine I went to some local bike shops. They had used ones right there and they were guaranteed. That was many years ago so I am not sure if that is still the case. I would think a local bike shop would be a good place to check though.
I agree $100.00 for a mountain bike does not sound right. If it sounds to good to be true well then it probably is.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been really happy with my Trek - and I ride mostly easy trails and roadway (to get to the trails, ya know?) Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So - i bought a mountain bike this weekend. Its a used 2003 Trek 4100 series for $120. It isnt a "great" bike - but it will get the job done. It has an aluminum frame, and some basic stuff that i can always upgrade. Basic low end front suspension, standard shimano stuff, you get the idea. Just a basic bike that wont hurt me. Most of all, i got it from a bike store where they tuned/fixed it up for me - so it was ready to go the moment i brought it home...

So far - im pretty happy... Here is a link to a pic of a new one

http://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/BikeSpecs.aspx?Year=2003&Brand=Trek&Model=4100&Type=bike
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice bike and a nice buy.

Im going to start riding next week. Laughing No really I am. Laughing Laughing

See ya on the trails. Wink
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