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    First Commuter bike

    Hey,

    I'm looking into buying my first commuter bike and I've got a couple of used ones on craigslist that I'm looking into buying but I'm not really knowledgeable enough to know which bike is better. There is a schwinn 434 aluminum for $125 and 1990 fuji saratoga for $100. I'm going to provide the the links so you can take a look for yourself. I really appreciate the help.

    1990 Fuji Saratoga road bike
    Mens aluminum Schwinn road bike

    Thanks a bunch

    betelgeuse

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    Should this possibly be moved to the commuter section? I didn't see it when I first posted.

    Sorry

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    both those bikes are overpriced and really really old. If they were restored, maybe this would be a different story.

    buying a $100 used bike is often false economy. they tend to require a bunch of work and sometimes parts replacement that run hundreds of $.

    How often are you planning to ride? Think about getting a nicer rig. There is a HUGE difference between a $150 bike and a $450 bike used bike. Every $100 you spend more on the used bike buys you a bike that cost $200-300 new. Commuting can be very cost effective, save $$ on gas and increase your health.

    you may want to post here or in the commuting subforum you mentioned.
    Commuting

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    I tried to delete the post and repost it in the commuting subforum however I don't seem to be able to figure out how to delete it.

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