My First Bike Score

Discussion in 'General Bike Discussion' started by Nigal, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. Nigal

    Nigal YAY BAIKS! Tavern Member

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    I scored a couple bikes off of Craig's List today. I got a Schwinn Mirada which is basically a K-Mart bike ($200ish) and a Giant 24" youth MTB.

    The Mirana is in OK shape but not great. I'll have to replace the tires which are dry rotted. The best thing is it has simi-horizontal drop outs so I'm going to convert it to a single speed. Pretty much everything but the frame is going to be replaced by the end.

    I'm not sure what to do with the Giant as I don't have a kid. I thought about cannibalizing it for parts to swap out on the Schwinn or sell it for parts money.

    All in all a great deal for having gotten them for free.
     
  2. Industry_Hack

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  3. Nigal

    Nigal YAY BAIKS! Tavern Member

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  4. Industry_Hack

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    I'm jealous of the Giant. Good find.
     
  5. Nigal

    Nigal YAY BAIKS! Tavern Member

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    The Giant is really good looking. It's got all the components an adult MTB has just a smaller frame. Any idea what a fair asking price would be? It was around $250-$300 new so I'm thinking $75-maybe $100?
     
  6. Industry_Hack

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    Hard to say. Where I live, you see crappy bikes with an asking price of $75, but I doubt they get that.
     
  7. Nigal

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    Meh, I think I'll just find some deserving kid and give it to them. Kind of pay it forward as they say.
     
  8. Industry_Hack

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    If you were local, I could give you a list of deserving kids, and a handful of cash.
     
  9. funetical

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    That's awesome. Where are you at? There are many places that take bikes and refurbish them for inner city youths.
     
  10. Nigal

    Nigal YAY BAIKS! Tavern Member

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    I'm in Dayton Ohio. I'll have to do so checking.