ldrcycles wrote:calmlikewind wrote:hey guys im a newbie to this site and im looking for a bike to commute to uni, can anyone tell me if this is worth it's price and what i should look out for?
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/largs-ba ... 1032146802
That would be a good commuter, but WAY overpriced. It looks like just a basic hi-ten frame (note that they can occasionally actually be alright, but usually they are heavy and ride poorly), it's not in great shape and steel rims are the kiss of death. I wouldn't pay more than a couple of redbacks for that thing, and even that is generous. I would also recommend against the Maxxis Detonator tyres it has, I've found them to be very susceptible to punctures, though I know other people who like them.
thanks for the help, ok im learning now!