As you'll see this is my first post. I've been riding for years, mostly as short distance transport. I've got a cheap MTB from that camping shop, Anaconda and an old racer that I've stripped and painted to restore, mostly as an excuse to hide in the shed for a few hours a week.
I wouldn't say I'm an enthusiast of any sort, I don't know brands or quality or anything. I don't keep up with lastest stock releases. I don't have any friends who ride.
Last night my Anaconda bike was stolen from the train station. (Cut my cable lock, I assume) and I'm looking for a cheap, decent replacement until I finish my racer project.
I've found a "Rock Machine Cross Ride 250" bike on gumtree that looks quite good for $180. but I've never heard of this brand before and can't find any comparables in any online shops. Can anyone give me an idea of what these might be worth brand new? Are they a decent quality bike? at a glance, $180 seems very decent, but I'm wary that if something looks like a bargain, it's possibly a lemon.
Sorry for the long post, thanks for your input.