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http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/bik/2350886344.html

My father in law wants me to find him a bike. I steered him away from target and walmart. He wanted a "full suspension" for like 85 bucks new. I convinced him an older bike like this will ride 100x better than a new walmart clunker. What do you guys think of this deal? Were going to go check it out tomorrow hopefully. Make him an offer if it rides nice
 

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Good bike...probably has a 27.2 seatpost diameter and getting a suspension seatpost off of ebay or even new would be pretty easy.

Offer $150 cause if you're not a mechanic, getting the shifting problem fixed will cost around $75.
 

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GNR said:
Good bike...probably has a 27.2 seatpost diameter and getting a suspension seatpost off of ebay or even new would be pretty easy.

Offer $150 cause if you're not a mechanic, getting the shifting problem fixed will cost around $75.
If your shop or any shop is charging this much to fix a shifting problem you need a new shop...
 

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If your shop or any shop is charging this much to fix a shifting problem you need a new shop...
+1

I don't think my shop or any shop in my area for that matter charges more than $25-30 to tune the derailleur's. Now if you're having them install new cables and getting a full tune-up including breaks, etc than $75 is more reasonable.
 

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My shop is my shop

josh8 said:
If your shop or any shop is charging this much to fix a shifting problem you need a new shop...
I haven't been to a shop in quite a while...if he's asking these questions about this bike, he needs a shop. The shop he's going to take it to would love to do a complete tune up, and he should get one as the bike is 12 years old, even though it looks OK.

The last 'overhaul' price I saw was at International Bike in Brighton, MA. Check it.

http://internationalbike.com/articles/service-department-pg8.htm
 
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