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    Is this a good bike?

    I dont have a lot of money to spend on a bike. But I need a new one (my old walmart mongoose is thrashed). I saw this on craigslist, its a Raleigh M9000. Is it any good? he said it is late 90's with Roxshocks. Here is the link to the bike: Rayleigh M9000
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    Depends on the asking price. Raleigh is a LBS brand though, so it won't suck suck. Have you ridden it? A shock that old may need some rebuilding, which might negate the "good deal" of buying used on CL.
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    He is asking $265. And no I havn't ridden it, I'm trying to set up a date to meet up and look at the bike

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    Do you know what size frame you need. Does the bike fit you, if it doesnt fit its not a deal and that rear shock is elastomer and 17 years old so it may be hard to find the parts to service the rear shock
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    I dont know what Size it is, I'll ask him. I'm about 6' tall, I went to a bike shop and they said 19" frame would do me well. Would I have to find parts for the old one, or could I replace it with a new one? or would that not be cost affective? I dont know what a new shock costs...

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    I can vouch for this bike.. This is my best friends...lol...

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    those bikes are 1100 dollars new...

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    I can tell you he just had the derailleurs tuned up at a shop a couple weeks ago. He and I are both just starting out.

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    If that rear shock needs service, you are probably outta luck finding parts. If you are going to get a bike that old, get a hard tail. Old FS bikes are usually a money pit.

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