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advice on purchasing one of these cheap bikes

satch4684satch4684 Posts: 4
edited September 2015 in Road buying advice
I am really on a tight budget, and I'm just looking for a cheap-o bike to use, this is what I've narrowed it down to:

http://tampa.craigslist.org/hdo/bik/5133294529.html (he has agreed to $100 for it, if I wanted to buy)
http://tampa.craigslist.org/hdo/bik/5194729945.html (same deal as above, he's agreed to take $100)
http://tampa.craigslist.org/hdo/bik/5171595350.html (haven't spoken to him, I will offer $50)

Lastly, being so strapped for cash, should I just go with whatever's the cheapest?? I mean there are quite a few of your average used bikes in the $50 price range, and I do not really know if there is anything worth paying the extra for the ones above....

EDIT, sorry perhaps i posted in the wrong forum and maybe commuters would be better? i am using these for basic commuting around my small town

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  • sungodsungod Posts: 14,483
    not familiar with the bikes, but a quick look shows these are three different frame sizes (24", 26", 29")

    really, you should choose the one that fits you

    if you post your height, maybe someone can suggest which'd be best match
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • i am 5 7
  • sungodsungod Posts: 14,483
    hmm, i re-read, those look like wheel sizes, none actually say which size frame they are, maybe these are sized based on wheel?

    i think i'd go with this one...

    http://tampa.craigslist.org/hdo/bik/5194729945.html

    ...from the photos, there should be a fair range of adjustment, try to get a test ride first to be sure you're comfortable on it
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Yeah it confuses me, I can't find anything about the frame sizes, both models are even talked about the same way on google search, any shopping website. 26 and 29 inch.

    but thanks, that helps. I really liked the look of the Genesys, but if its not stand-out best quality bike there, I'm probably better going with the one you mentioned. The guys been more communicative and even has offered to meet me right near where I live
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