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Reynolds 520 Chromoly(5 posts)

Reynolds 520 Chromolylevs
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 Chromolymattvargus
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!

-matt
Inflated MSRPCrankist
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.
Inflated MSRPlevs
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