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Advice in buying a bike

#1 Vincedow   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   60 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  


Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:11 AM

I'm about to head into college soon and has exactly 105$ left after blowing it in games. So I need a bike but i really have no clue on what makes a bike good. I've been told to buy some walmart bikes to piece together. I also was offered for 50$ for a 2 year used target bike in fair conditions. I've been searching craigslist but that place is really sketchy with pictures of bikes at a angle where I can't see the entire bike. :(

Any suggestions? I live in Chicago,

#2 shadowkast   Lowball Ban Lowball Ban   4980 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  


Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:13 AM

Just buy the $50 bike. I bought a Walmart bike when i was in college too

#3 pacifickarma   Master of Orion CAGiversary!   2186 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  


Posted 02 October 2012 - 06:09 AM

Honestly, any bike you take to college will inevitably be stolen at some point. Might as well go cheap.

#4 irideabike   no show CAGiversary!   6034 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  


Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:21 PM

grab a cheap one off craigslist. I've bought bikes off craigslist (in chicago as a matter of fact) and got some sweet deals. then again, my price point is a bit higher than yours but you will get something decent for $100 on craigslist if you look hard enough.

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#5 Vincedow   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   60 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  


Posted 03 October 2012 - 01:47 AM

i found a 30$ bike on craigslist should i trust him/her?
there is one picture.
And about the cheap bikes, I really don't want to go too cheap since i don't want to bring it into repair every single day.