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Pricing a Schwinn Peloton(6 posts)

Pricing a Schwinn PelotonMel Erickson
Jul 6, 2001 9:04 AM
A friend has a chance to buy a 1999 Schwinn Peloton in very good condition w/Ultegra except for a Dura Ace rear derailleur. Mavic CXP21 wheels, Flight Deck computer, no pedals, worn out Michelins, Selle Italia Flite Gel, Titec post, Cinelli bars w/clip on aeros etc, etc, etc, for $500. It fits him well. He's waffling. I told him he was crazy not to grab it. What do you think?
sounds like a pretty good dealColnagoFE
Jul 6, 2001 9:17 AM
That was a pretty decent 853 frame if I remember right. Not the lightest, but should be really sturdy and hold up well.
Probably good dealsold mine recently
Jul 6, 2001 10:29 AM
I just sold a 99 "Circuit"--same bike with 105 components--for $700. I had upgraded the fork to carbon and put open pro wheels on it, with various other upgrades. It was in pretty immaculate condition.

The wheels on mine wore out very quickly--3 broken spokes within 1000 miles, on front and rear--I might be a little suspect of the machine-built stock wheels. And I'm not a big fan of the aluminum fork. But I think $500 is probably a fine deal if the bike's in good shape.
re: Pricing a Schwinn PelotonAndrew
Jul 6, 2001 11:06 AM
If the bike is in good condition and it fits him well, then it should be a good deal. I think he should go for it.
Tell him to do it... now!bigdave
Jul 6, 2001 2:20 PM
I bought the same bike last year for $700, although it had decent contis on it. If it fits, he should do it. That is a fair price, and I love mine. I even like the alloy fork that a previous poster didn't... it's stiff, which may make for a rougher ride, but it is awesome when climbing out of the saddle and when cornering.

And I weigh 185-190 lbs, and my cxp-21s have stayed pretty decent over the course of about 5000 miles. Not perfect, but not junk.

The bike handles well and is not too heavy. I mean, it's a tig-welded Paramount for all intents and purposes... same geometry, same pipes. I really think it's a good buy.

He bought itMel Erickson
Jul 6, 2001 10:04 PM
We went for a ride this aft and he loves it. Thanks for the help.