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Old 01-23-20, 06:30 AM
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I realize that you are keen and excited about trying out bike touring, and that's great, but do realize that these are used bikes and seeing a photo from I presume are Craig's list ads are only that--- photos.
impossible to tell the actual condition of these bikes and what repairs costs are awaiting.

the newer bike is a much nicer bike, but you need someone knowledgeable to go with you to check it out and other used bikes.
It could be in great shape, or not, and given you probably don't do bicycle repairs yourself, store repairs cost money.

wish we could give a proper assessment, but it's not realistic and I hope you understand why.
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