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Should I buy this bike?(3 posts)

Should I buy this bike?woofers
May 8, 2003 1:37 AM
Hi,
I'm a MTBer but want to try out road. I have the opportunity to buy a complete road bike for less than $250, but I don't know if the components are any good.

The steel frame was custom-made locally by the guy that builds the Philippine Cycling Team frames and it happens to be my size (48cm).

Here's the list of components that was emailed to me:
- cinelli handlebar
- sr headpost
- shimano 600 headset
- exage brake lever
- shimano dura ace cables
- shimano dura ace brake calipers
- velo saddle
- shimano rsx front derailleur
- shimano 105 rear dearaillleur
- shimano 105 clipless pedals (look patent)
- shimano 600 crankset 52X39 teeth
- vigor tires
- alex aero rims
- shimano dura ace downtube shifters

Any comments?
For first bike, I would buy itc722061
May 8, 2003 5:14 AM
Take it out for at least 15 minutes spin. If you feel good, buy it. It has decent component there. Check the frame to see if there is any rust or sign of rust since it is steel.
re: Should I buy this bike?53T
May 8, 2003 12:18 PM
No STI. The components are worth about $150 used. What kind of hubs are on those wheels? It's a fair deal, good way to get a 48 cm raod bike to get you started, although I would spend another $150 (?) and get some 105 STI shifters put on.