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Keep it or sell it?(9 posts)

Keep it or sell it?lexington476
Oct 23, 2003 5:07 AM
I have a 2003 Specialized Allez (cheap) road bike, in the spring I am going to buy a 2004 Specialized Allez Comp (much better road bike). So, would you keep the old road bike as a spare in case something happens to the new one, or some one needs to borrow one? On the other hand, would you sell the old bike to offset some of the cost of the new bike?
I'm probably the wrong person askDave Hickey
Oct 23, 2003 5:14 AM
You can never have too many bikes. Seriously, it never hurts to have a spare to ride in rain,slush, mud, etc...
Yeah, keep it for rainy days with one caveat. They breed!!! nmdzrider
Oct 23, 2003 5:17 AM
I sold mine and regretted itpitt83
Oct 23, 2003 5:25 AM
I got $400 for a 4 year old Allez. One month afterwards, I wouldn't ride the new bike in anything less than perfect weather. I just finished building a Surly for a CX bike, commuter or foul weather road bike.

Keep it.

However, are you making an incremental upgrade purchase? Will you be back next year looking again? Consider stretching your budget and having it work for you for a long time. My opinion and I don't know your situation.
re: Keep it or sell it?lexington476
Oct 23, 2003 6:23 AM
They breed, yes as I am learning. Putting together a farm...

The 04 Allez Comp has Shimano Ultegra on it, its price is sixteen hundred dollars. I plan to race this this one, just like I raced the older 03 Allez with its eight speeds and Sora. Sixteen hundred is about all I can afford, I am not loaded. I like the 03 Allez, the shop recommends the 04 Allez Comp, I am getting that one, they have not done me wrong yet (two bikes later). The only other Allez above the Comp is the Pro and that one is twenty-eight hundred, wwwaaaayyyy more then I can afford.
Umm, aren't you throwing good money after bad?MShaw
Oct 23, 2003 7:53 AM
If all you want is Ultegra, why not buy a gruppo? I didn't see any last time I was in Supergo, but they had the entire build kit for $700 or so.

Allez frames are Allez frames, right? They don't change the frame for the component upgrade...

This way, you can sell off the parts from your old gruppo and recoup the costs of the upgrade.

Last I looked, spending $700 was MUCH better than spending $1600... If you're dead set on spending $1600, find a year old NOS S-Works frame and put the Ultegra parts on it instead.

Oct 23, 2003 7:26 AM
I have 2 bikes and it is awesome having 2. It is like..... er thats another post....
sell it and buy a cross bike nmgtx
Oct 23, 2003 8:06 AM
Keep it! (nm)BigFatSal
Oct 23, 2003 3:08 PM