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NASHBAR TOURE M/T – $175 (clifton park)
Good looking tourer. Nashbar makes decent house branded stuff. Worth it if you need a touring bike, and it fits you.
Mountain Bike – $50
Under this awfully titled ad is a Bridgestone MB5. It’s the worst Bridgestone Mountain Bike, but is still much better than most crap that’s out there. Great commuter or around town bike. Its cheap enough that you could get one of the best bike locks to keep your bike safe.
Thule hitching post bike rack – $75 (Watervliet, NY)
Not a bike, but Thule makes good stuff. Well worth it.
PANASONIC 58cm road bike w/ 105 – $345 (Albany/Troy)
Great deal for a tall person. Awesome older bike with great parts.
A lot of people I know ask me what bikes to get so I’ll do one of these every once in a while as a public service.
PANASONIC SPORT 500 – $65 (Albany) Not the best bike, but a complete bike and the seller is negotiable.
Jamis Coda Sport 21.5 IN (54 CM) – $250 (Ballston Spa, NY) An actual bike made by a real manufacturer. Flat bar road bikes are really great, too.
2008 Fuji Crosstown 2.0 Like New! – $295 (Saratoga Springs) A bit dorky looking but way solid for someone who needs a good bike from a good manufacturer.
The following two are really awesome and I’d go after them if I had a reason to.
===1988 Trek 1000- $100=== – $100 (Middleburgh) These older Treks are great. A lot of people on the NYC Fixed Gear forum specifically enjoy these for their low price and great value. This is REALLY worth the $100.
Panasonic Team road bike SMALL 51cm/19″ – $250 (Manchester, VT) This thing is awesome. It’s a straight up race quality bike from the 80s. Perfect for that small person you know! This would make a killer girlfriend bike for all the guys out there!
Decent deal for a tall person, 58cm Fuji Track on Craigslist.