Opinions on a Bikes For Sale?

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  1. Aluyasha

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    Sorry if I have this in the wrong section, was not sure where to put this thread. :)
    I wanted to buy another bike and have found 3 bicycles on my local CL that I might be interested in. All the ads are vague so I was wondering if I could get some peoples opinions on which bike to go for (if any at all).
    Here they are:
    The Raleigh: http://spokane.craigslist.org/bid/3078462460.html
    The Schwinn Suburban: http://spokane.craigslist.org/bik/3049238898.html
    The Firestone: http://spokane.craigslist.org/bik/3040086885.html

    I just want to make sure I do not get totally ripped off. lol
    Thanks in advance!
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    Not really comparing apples to apples there. You've got a 1, 3 and 10 speed. A lot of it depends on what you plan to do with it. Assuming it's in decent shape and working order, I'd go for the Raleigh with the internal 3 speed. If you just want simplicity and ease of maintenance then go for the Firestone but I'm thinking some gears might be useful.
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    The Raliegh is the only one I'd pay more than ten bux for. :| Price is fair.
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    The Bratz bike is a $10 to $20 bike, but the blue one is a rail frame and should be worth $30 to $35 as is.
    Rails are longer and a lot more comfy to ride. Dos
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    Which is the Bratz bike and which is the other one? I have to admit I know nothing about these types of bikes, I was thinking if I got both of them I would take them apart and combine them.
    Are they both vintage bikes?

    Thanks for all the help. :)
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    The blue w/roached seat is the rail and purple one w/stars is Bratz. The rail is 1967- 1972 I think, the Bratz is ( help me guys) 2000 ? or something like that. Sure combine away can't anything.
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    I am not sure on the tire size based on just the picture. I assume they are 20"-24". Is there a way I could fit 26" rims on these bikes?
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    These are both 20" bikes, 26" wheels will not fit unless you cut and weld. The parts from one will fit the other.
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    So there is a guy selling a bunch of old bikes where I live and here is two I am interested in. He says one is a Galaxy Flyer and the other is a Schwinn Typhoon. He wants $30 each.
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    Opinion? :)
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    I'd buy the Schwinn for that. If the wheels are straight on the AMF they're worth 30.00.
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    I'd Do it, you can always flip one and make your money back and ride the other.
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    I am pretty sure I am going to buy both bikes. Plus I have a spare front fender for that Typhoon. :)
    Now I just have to figure out where to fit two more bicycles (which will make seven bikes total) in my 1 bedroom apartment. lol
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    So someone else just happened to want those same two bicycles and bought them first. :/
    Now that I can get something else, how about this one?
    http://spokane.craigslist.org/bik/3105947905.html
    He says it is a prefire Schwinn. Missing some parts but looks like a cool project bike. :)
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    I'd buy that if it were in my localities CL. What is your skill level? Can you put it back together?
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    I'd be all over that too. Nice patina, even if it is a girl's frame.
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    I am a beginner I guess. lol
    It just needs tires/rims, a seat, handlegrips, and headbadge. Right? :)
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    Darn, he just emailed me that he sold it. Every bike I have inquired about recently has been sold right before I go get it. :/
    Here is yet another one I just found on CL, the guy says it is junk but it looks good to me. lol
    What kind of bike is it?
    http://spokane.craigslist.org/bik/3107503775.html
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    Looks like an old Schwinn with horn tank. If you can get him down to $100 I'd say it'd be a good buy.

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