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I'm looking to get a road bike to use for exercise (I do cross country running in the fall) and so I don't have to drive everywhere. I'm not looking to spend a fortune and while I want a decent road bike it doesn't have to be top of the line. For this reason older road bikes have peaked my interest because of their price (also cause it'd be cool to have a unique bike). Can you guys recommend which to buy? Or perhaps give advice on what I should be looking for?
I've found a couple on Craigs list -

http://providence.craigslist.org/bik/665072758.html - Fuji 10 speed, unknown year
http://providence.craigslist.org/bik/689293220.html - 1968 Bottecchia 10 speed
http://providence.craigslist.org/bik/715152817.html - Gitane Champion 12 speed, unknown year
http://providence.craigslist.org/bik/715157615.html - Trek 12 speed model 022, unknown year

I am 5' 7" so I think most of these would be fine except maybe the Bottecchia? I don't know tell me if I'm wrong.
 

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The Gitane is the one that's going to fit.

supersquirrel said:
What about the trek? How does it compare to the Gitane?
While I'm not familiar with that model, it looks like a nice bike. At 5' 7", the Trek is also going to be too big for you, unless you're very long legged. If it was one size smaller, it would have been my pick. Fuji is a great brand, but that one is from the bottom of the Fuji barrel. OTOH, if the bike is going to be locked in places where theft is running rampant, this Fuji becomes more attractive..... The Bottechia has Simplex dropouts, and the less said about these, the better. Next!
 
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