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What would you buy?(12 posts)

What would you buy?kclefty30
Aug 20, 2003 3:54 PM
Which road bike would you buy if you had $1800 to spend?
I'd spend $2000 and get a Landshark...PdxMark
Aug 20, 2003 4:23 PM
from GVHbikes.com - even though it would have Ultegra on it. (Well, OK, I'd probably swap the Ultegra for Campy - but that's me.)

But of course, that is not remotely relevant to what you should do with $1800. Your style, needs, and taste could be very different from mine.
I'd spend $2000 and get a Landshark...revdre
Aug 21, 2003 3:38 AM
I think this gorl only spent about $200 for her Land shark!
Custom steel Tom Teesdale sport roadContinental
Aug 20, 2003 4:47 PM
even if I had to use shimano 105 to meet the $1800. But a 67 cm frame would fit me best, so I wouldn't buy a stock bike with a forced fit for that price.
Rivendell Redwood, w/$500 left for vacation (nm)retro
Aug 20, 2003 4:50 PM
yupSteve_0
Aug 21, 2003 3:41 AM
I was gonna suggest a trek2000 with money left for vacation.

It saddens me to see people trying to maximize their purchase.
www.vanillabicycles.com---one look and you'll agree n/mSkidoo
Aug 20, 2003 8:09 PM
cinelli super corsa, with chorus nmrufus
Aug 21, 2003 6:25 AM
re: What would you buy?Duc9
Aug 21, 2003 9:08 AM
Last yrs Cannondale R2000
maybe consider litespeed hyperion from colorado cyclistcurtybirdychopper
Aug 21, 2003 11:07 AM
they always seem to have decent deals on bikes, if you like/fit their brands.
Re: What would you buy?JFR
Aug 21, 2003 12:51 PM
Well since you asked, and I DID recently buy a new bike for $1800 (pre-tax), here's what got for my $...

2002 Pinarello Galileo
Campy Centaur Group w/ Chorus Cranks
Campy Scirroco wheels
Campy Centaur Seat Post
WCS Bar
Deda Majic Stem (WCS stem on order)
Pinarello edition Flite Gel Ti saddle
Pearl Izumi saddle bag (w/ tube, levers, & C02)
2 Elite Bottle Cages
2 large water bottles
Wellgo road pedals (replaced w/ Ritchey Pro Logic Road SPD)
re: What would you buy?Solky
Aug 24, 2003 8:21 AM
Obviously it depends on your riding.
For less than the $1800 you have, on ebay you can buy a used high end early 2000 year bike (with minimal mileage) with great components. Just make sure the seller has a history of selling bikes on ebay and has an excellent record.

I wanted to upgrade from my 105 component Epic and was able to get a 1999 R4000 Cannondale (with 300mi.) with full Dura Ace for less than half its original price.