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is this a good buy or good bye...(5 posts)

is this a good buy or good bye...joem
May 21, 2001 9:57 PM
Brand new Litespeed Tuscany painted, ultegra gruppo, spinergy steel spokes wheelsets(don't know model), speedplay, flite trans-am, rest of components can't remember but high end, complete bike..$3000. Out of biking scene for 5 years now, would like to start again...thanks in advance.
re: is this a good buy or good bye...Eames
May 22, 2001 8:48 AM
Unless you've got money to burn that's alot of money to spend when "getting back into things". It also depends on what your goals are ( get back in shape, train, race, etc. ) To me that is to much money to get back into shape, it is to much money unless you plan know what you are doing. Then again there is always the fit issue.
thanks Eames, I should..(more)joem
May 22, 2001 11:06 AM
I should have clarified what I meant by wanting to start again. I still have my old stead, a '88 Cinelli Supercorsa with same year chorus gruppo, and ride 2-3 times a week alone, just for exercise. What I meant is I don't join group rides anymore (which I plan to do again) and not abreast with the latest gear. I've been looking around to replace my old bike when I came across the Litespeed. It is suppose to be on sale for $3000 and originally priced at $3600. As I'm not familiar anymore with current prices and *hot-setups*, I thought it best to ask here. Appreciate your concern though...joem
Tuscany/Ultegra is about 3k retailAlex R
May 22, 2001 1:08 PM
So your deal is not overpriced, but it isn't discounted either. For 3K you have a lot of flexibility to be personal in your selection.

Have fun. Buy a Waterford. Spend a week deciding on color options.

Alex
re: is this a good buy or good bye/you might be able to get a ..TC
May 22, 2001 1:42 PM
Got almost the same set-up from CC at the close of last season. Paid about$2,400 for a '00 Tuscany w/ Ultegra and OP wheels. Call CC and see if they can package you a little better price. They are great when it comes to a total package purchase.

If you can hold off till the end of the season- they generally mark down that year to clear inventory.

TC