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Your estimates on this bike setup(5 posts)

Your estimates on this bike setupEl Barto
Jul 5, 2001 11:57 AM
1998 Giant Peloton 8200

This road bike is a 1998, 59cm compact 6061 T6 aluminum frame and a 4130 chromoly fork. It has been lightly used, mostly for training and only in the spring and summer of one year. This bike includes a full shimano RSX 7 spd groupo with a shimano RX 100 rear derailler, RSX hubs with Rigida rims. The drivetrain is in excellent condition and the bike comes with new cables and housing. Unfortunately, there are no pedals includes in the sale. Please email me with any questions/comments/concerns. Buyer pays shipping. I accept cash, cheque or money order.

I've seen the bike in person and its in mint condition but I have no clue what Shimano RX 100 components are. Thanks for any help you can give me on what kind of price you would pay for this bike.
Not much ... Maybe $400pmf
Jul 5, 2001 12:15 PM
I get the feeling its older than 1998. RSX is a very low end Shimano group. I didn't even know it was being produced in 1998. RX-100 components were one step below 105 and probably one step above RSX. The 7-speed gearing is goofy on this group (RSX). The front rings are triple, but really small rings like a mtn bike (maybe 46-36-22). Its not enough gear for the road. Later versions of RSX were 8-speed and had a normal triple I believe.
re: Your estimates on this bike setupSteve R
Jul 5, 2001 3:23 PM
I have a 97 Schwinn super Sport with an alu. frame and RSX shifters. My crank and drs. are RX100. I have had no trouble with any thing on the bike, but then I don't ride as hard or as much as a lot of people. I would advise you to look for a 9 speed setup though because you will find that most after market products are for that setup. If you want wheels, you can probably get them made up, but the big sales will be 9 speed. It is very expensive to upgrade. That being said, I am very happy with my bike and if you are just riding for exercize and recreation, it will probably work pretty well. RX100 is one notch from the bottom of the Shimano line and one step below 105. I paid $500 for mine new but it was the previous year model.
re: Your estimates on this bike setupLone Gunman
Jul 5, 2001 7:02 PM
EB,
I think rx100 replaced RSX. I have a 1990 Schwinn Alu frame that I put part of a 105 group except for RSX shifters on and use it for a beater bike. The shifters work fine but I was starting to find it more difficult to find parts for it like the next cassette or hubs. I think rear spacing was 126mm? and new stuff is 130mm? Technology was changing rapidly in mid late 90's and things went from 7-8-9 cluster in a few years. The change from 7 to 8 speed (126 to 130) was the big deal spacing wise which is why you see the 8 to 9 speed upgrade kits. That bike has old low end components that may work great now but if something needs replaced it may require some searching.
re: Your estimates on this bike setupPingPong
Jul 6, 2001 6:37 AM
I have a bike that I use for winter training equiped with mostly RSX. While it is a low end group I have been impressed with it's longevity. After about 10,000 miles riding in lots of rain and muck it still works fine. I did need to replace the rear mech this year, which cost me next to nothing. 7 speed can be annoying if you like using 16 and 18 cogs.

This bike sounds like the sort of thing you should offer a very low price for, then use a hack bike.