Bought it from a neighourhood shop(closed down already) during my teenage years for around $300+. I know nothing about bike sizing then. Surprisingly though this old bike fit me pretty well. $300+ budget nowdays can get a better components bike. I consider my $427.50 Polygon Helios F100 to be a good deal for its components(dare not commute much since afraid stolen).
Components on the old bike that is worn out & replaced are:
- rear sprockets
- both tires (worn out)
- tube replacements (punctures)
- gear cable broken 2-3 times from countless gear lever shifting
- Bottom bracket bearings (bearings worn out; can hear friction noises)
Over the years this old commuter bike has added at least $2500 to my bank account from bus/train fares. Worthy investment indeed on road to financial independence. Comes along with time savings & exercise factors as well. Fun too with exploratory rides.