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Is this a good deal?(3 posts)

Is this a good deal?magnum
Jul 21, 2002 1:24 PM
http://marketplace.consumerreview.com/cgi-bin/classifieds/classifieds.pl?db=Road&website=RoadbikeReview&language=&session_key=&search_and_display_db_button=on&results_format=long&db_id=25019&query=retrieval

I know I've been looking to buy a new bike - but I found this while scanning the classifieds. Tell me what you think.

magnum
It don't look bad, butjose_Tex_mex
Jul 21, 2002 7:59 PM
First of all I am no Campy expert so you would have to see where this groupo ranks in the grand scheme of things.

The stem is the older quill version, which is not a problem - got a few of my own. However, is nonetheless a standard the industry is moving away from.

I wonder why it needed a new rear wheel? Probably nothing major.

That area of VA is mostly flat. The bike could have spent most of its life on the W&OD trail - pretty smooth. No mountains in that area.

If you could check the bike out it might be a good deal. If you are unsure, offer less - say $500 for example. However, remember - this is a used bike - warranty gone (I think) and it's buyer beware. Before it's worth the hassle and risk you better be sure it's a deal.
I agree, It don't look bad, butjustina
Jul 22, 2002 2:00 PM
That's a 5 year old bike, with Chorus 8 speed. Chorus is a great group, it's one below Record, but I feel it's better than Ultegra, and old Campy stuff is rebuildable, unlike Shimano. That said, it's 8sp, Campy is up to 10sp now, it's 2 drivetrain generations old. At $700 you can find something used with 9sp Shimano 105, Ultegra, or campy daytona/centaur I think. Just feel 8sp is a little obsolete. My 2 cents.