|Reynolds 520 Chromoly||levs|
Oct 22, 2003 12:27 PM
|Anyone have opinions on a Reynolds 520 steel frame v. aluminum for a flat bar road bike to be used for commuting and pleasure rides of 30-40 miles.|
|re: Reynolds 520 Chromoly||mattvargus|
Oct 22, 2003 12:45 PM
|nothing wrong with 520 reynolds. isn't as nice as 853, but for what you'll use it for, 520 will do just fine. and in response to your earlier post, yeah, i think that's one hell of a deal. as long as you like the bike and it meets your needs, go for it. $650 off $1299 msrp is pretty hard to pass up. hurry up and grab one before they're all out! and once you order it, let me know where you got it. i know someone that would be very interested. thanks in advance!
Oct 22, 2003 1:22 PM
|$1300 for the bike with STI would be high. With grip shifters it's downright optimistic. Still a good deal @ $650.|
Oct 22, 2003 1:40 PM
|Neither STI nor grip shift. This is a flat bar road bike with the highest end flat bar shifters (660's), a carbon fork and 105 components. $1300 is inflated, no doubt, but not by that much. I would realistically expect to see this bike at $999 in bike stores|
|flat bar shifters?||brerabbit|
Oct 22, 2003 8:08 PM
|what is the diff tween flat bar shifters and XT or XTR level shifters?
the cog spacing is the same - what is the diff? and why did shimano even do that?
are the 660's just debadged XT STI pods?
I just don't get it