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    New question here. 10 speed Hosteler

    http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/bik/1315484751.html

    Thoughts on this bike? I was looking for a road bike/commuter when not trail riding.

    EDIT: Or this http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hn...319040894.html

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    Last edited by Mr Pink57; 08-12-2009 at 11:08 AM.

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    If it fits you and runs fine, and you're OK with it as is, and don't plan to upgrade it, the hosteller pass as basic transport. And in any case $75.00 doesn't buy a lot these days.

    Don't buy it with the notion of upgrading it into something it isn't (and will never be).

    I'd pass on the Schwinn, it weighs a ton and is half the bike the hosteller is.

    If you're looking for something cheap but upgradable, find something built with the last few years.
    Last edited by FBinNY; 08-12-2009 at 04:43 PM.
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    Both bikes would be great commuter/beaters. I'd be inclined to pick up both if you can afford it. It's always good to have a back-up bike on hand, in case one gets stolen or has some sort of mechanical problem that you can't get to right away.

    If you could only pick one, I'd go with the Hosteler. It's $5 cheaper, looks cooler and already has fenders!
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