advice on bike purchase please

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garny68
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advice on bike purchase please

Postby garny68 » Sat Sep 28, 2013 14:55 pm

ive just been offered this for £250 do you think its a good buy ?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281172016811? ... 1438.l2648
i thought gt are good bikes

Chunkers1980
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Re: advice on bike purchase please

Postby Chunkers1980 » Sat Sep 28, 2013 15:28 pm

Buy it, twice.

garny68
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Re: advice on bike purchase please

Postby garny68 » Sat Sep 28, 2013 15:31 pm

what you saying ? im being ripped of ?

RandG
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Re: advice on bike purchase please

Postby RandG » Sat Sep 28, 2013 15:54 pm

£150 tops.

garny68
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Re: advice on bike purchase please

Postby garny68 » Sat Sep 28, 2013 16:00 pm

thanks for that i nearly bought it ,got about 300 to spend and me being impatient to find something nearly swayed me to buy it,
thanks

RandG
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Re: advice on bike purchase please

Postby RandG » Sat Sep 28, 2013 16:09 pm

Have a nosey on ebay for Boardman bikes, should find a 2010 bike around that price, and will have good quality components

garny68
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Re: advice on bike purchase please

Postby garny68 » Sat Sep 28, 2013 16:13 pm

thanks for that

Kajjal
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Re: advice on bike purchase please

Postby Kajjal » Sat Sep 28, 2013 16:22 pm

RandG wrote:£150 tops.


Exactly what I was thinking at best.

Have a look at the current price of a bike and expect to pay 50% of that price as a guide. The older the bike the lower the second hand value and also the more worn it is.

garny68
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Re: advice on bike purchase please

Postby garny68 » Sat Sep 28, 2013 17:01 pm

http://loot.com/leisure-and-lifestyle/s ... 77923ad/(f)/search
just found this would you say thats reasonable ?

RandG
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Re: advice on bike purchase please

Postby RandG » Sat Sep 28, 2013 17:10 pm

That looks a lot better, but do your research. Google that model, is it the same colour, find out the spec for that year and ask the seller for the spec to see if they match up. Google reviews on that bike, but at a glance, that is twice the bike that heap of a GT was/is.


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