Wow, didn't expect such helpful replies, thank you so much Dave, Coomber and Lowe!
hi welcome to the site. as far as i am concerned a bike like this is in a bit of a no man's land. not really old enough to be desired, and sadly not the best name (it matters to some) and equally too old to be considered new. the good think is that this is the sort of era to get really cheap bikes!
persionally i think 150 is a bit much - search for used bikes on ebay and you will see better going for less. having said that if it has been looked after and it is an easy purchase it might be worth it.
if i had 150 to spend though i would scour ebay and get something older with a bit more charm, but that might not be your thing!
good luck, dave
As above, the newer models can be had second hand for around that amount, and this is quite a basic older model. I'd guess late 90s. I think a more realistic price would be half that, as advised above, scour local gumtree, here or ebay and you can get a much better deal for 150 notes.
its a 2002 carrera fury i have one which is upgraded with disc brakes and 16 spoke shimano wheels,not to bad for a first bike, built to last and not real heavy,try to knock the price down alittle.
Thanks Lowe for a definitive identification!
Seeing as the general consensus is that it's a little overpriced I think I'll pass on the bike... It didn't seem like he was interested in negotiating the price - plus I would've had to spend at least £20-£30 just to travel down to get the bike! (Student so transport limited to trains/buses/a borrowed bike..
) I'll keep looking on eBay and Gumtree. I guess I'm in abit of a rush because I want to get more cycling done before the snow comes in.. can you see where I'm coming from?
Having a look at a 2002 Specialized Rockhopper Pro with disc brakes fitted now, asking for £140. Seems like a keen cyclist so I've no doubt that he would've taken good care of it!