Originally Posted by doug s.
if it otherwise looks decent, you could always offer $1500, and then walk away if the seller says no...
This idea fits my cheap arse just fine. A good deal plus I can get some farkles and still not have much $$$ in it.
Originally Posted by Adv Grifter
A very good point ... and valid reason for concern. When buying ... and I've bought over 50 bikes ... a good idea to have close look at the seller. How is his garage kept? Does he keep maintenance logs? Lots can be learned from his answers regards maintenance or "fixes" he has done on the bike.
All that said ... as I said before ... the DR is a pretty tough customer and can handle abuse well. Still ... a hard used bike would never be my first choice. Good luck! Good shopping.
Good tips. Then I thought about how my garage looks.
Time for a clean up.
Part of the fun of buying another bike is the hunt. I enjoy scanning CL and the newspaper seeing what is available. I don't want this to be over too soon as I may end up looking more and getting yet another bike.