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GOOD DEAL OR NOT?(11 posts)

GOOD DEAL OR NOT?BikeUSA
Mar 8, 2002 4:05 PM
I would like some input on this bike... 2002 Lemond Victoire w/ full Ultegra (double), shifters, rear deraill and chain upgraded to Dura Ace, Thomson post, Speedplay Zero pedals, Specialized Pro saddle, Mavic Ksyrium SL SSC wheelset w/ Axial Pros and Specialized Speedzone Pro computer for $3500. Is this a good deal or not? The Victoire alone sells for $3000 at LBS. The bike has less than 200 miles on it. I've seen it, mint condition.
re: GOOD DEAL OR NOT?Jekyll
Mar 8, 2002 5:32 PM
IHMO - no. Its still a used bike with a few things added in. You could probably get the same deal from a dealer with the same upgrades for about the same price and get a warranty on everything....
I agree. Not that much of a deal. $3500 can go a long way [nm]Ahimsa
Mar 8, 2002 6:43 PM
re: GOOD DEAL OR NOT?Elefantino
Mar 8, 2002 6:54 PM
I fall on the "not" side. For your $3,500 you could get more bike, IMNSHO.

However, the standard caveat: If it makes you feel good, do it. And don't look back. I can guarantee that the bike will not fall apart on you. So if you must, enjoy.

FWIW,
Mike
Agreed. If you shop around (especially on-line) you can getmorrison
Mar 8, 2002 7:07 PM
everything you've been offered new for less.
re: GOOD DEAL OR NOT?Lliduak
Mar 9, 2002 5:03 AM
I have always heard bikes deppreciate about a penny a mile. Don't know if it is true or not.
Does that mean I'll have to pay someone to buy my Litespeed?jtolleson
Mar 9, 2002 9:55 AM
I can't afford to sell it!

: )
So how's the fit?Spoke Wrench
Mar 9, 2002 5:06 AM
When looking at a used bike, I don't think that it's smart to even think about equipment, cost, value for the money or anything else until AFTER you resolve the fit issue. It looks to me like lots of people get seduced by great bikes with high end equipment that don't fit.

You don't need to even consider the posts above mine until you are absolutely confident of the fit.
WarrantyDCP
Mar 9, 2002 6:10 AM
Another factor is that you probably do not have a warranty from LeMond (Trek). You might want to check with LeMond to see whether the warranty is transferable.

That is a pretty new frame for LeMond and while I have seen only good things about the construction, to me having a warranty on the frame would be significant for that much money.
You could do much better.....DannyBoy
Mar 10, 2002 5:31 AM
I don't know how the pound stands against the dollar, and what bike bits cost in the states, but last may I had a great custom frame built for 750 pounds and hung Campy Chorus, Flite titanium, ITM Millenium, Speedplay X2's and Open Pro's on it and it cost me c2,000 pounds, about $3,000. Weighs about 18lbs, but is super responsive etc etc.

I think I'd have rather done that than buy a 2nd hand bike that might not fit so well. Sounds nice, but you could do better - Mine? fits like a glove, love it.

If it's such a sweet bike, why's it up for sale, been in a smash??? Look for wrinkles in the paint etc,
You could do much better.....BikeUSA
Mar 11, 2002 12:39 AM
The bike is Ti. 55cm, I've been sized on it at a LBS, fits good. The seller is going back to school soon and needs to clear up credit cards. He is a friend so I know the bike pretty well. Never been crashed etc...