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If you only had $500...?(6 posts)

If you only had $500...?MXL02
Aug 23, 2002 8:47 AM
Ok, there always seem to be posts about bike lust, and "if you money was no object what would you pick for your Litespeed, Colnago, Calfee, Serotta, etc." bike of your dreams. After some of the discussion yesterday, I was wondering how little one can spend on a great road bike.
So here's my suggestion for the Friday topic: You love road biking but all you have is $500...what would you buy?
Here's my choice:
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=25975&query=retrieval
and a good choice it isweiwentg
Aug 23, 2002 8:54 AM
I'd get something similar, if I only had $500. to my mind, no sense getting a POS Al frame with crap components.
Good choice, nice bikerwbadley
Aug 23, 2002 9:11 AM
I have seen many bikes under $500 that were solid, sensible performers. That Centurion is a good one. It has sensible mods, great components, and a real good quality frame. Many of the mid 80's to early 90's bikes can be snapped up for a song. Just gotta be patient and something will come along.

Great bike, great fun to ride.

RW
How about this one..............................chopper
Aug 23, 2002 9:23 AM
It might go for over $500 by the time bidding is finished. I particularly like the name of the high bidder. My selection is limited due to size so this is the best I can do.
Would you rather have $500.00 in your pocket or ...Spoke Wrench
Aug 23, 2002 9:32 AM
another bike gathering dust in your basement? I'd ask everyone I know who rides bikes until one of them came up with an answer that just felt right to me. Virtually everybody I know has a spare bike that they'd be happy to turn over but they want to feel like its going to a worthy home.
I actually only have one bike so I'm in the market butchopper
Aug 23, 2002 9:54 AM
I think me is going to get a fixie since I hear so many great things about them.