Triathlon - Local bike -- Advice?
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08-02-07, 10:19 PM
Hey guys, what's up?
I need some advice on a bike I found on craigslist...does it look nice? How much would it be worth?
it is a Fuji Aloha time trial bike
Cane Creek carbon fiber fork
CycleOps Magnetic trainer
08-03-07, 07:19 AM
Maybe I should have said "is this bike worth $600 off of Craigslist"?
Trainer and bike combo - might be worth it. Wheels look like 650s - might stop me. How's the fit of the bike for you? Not worth spending $100 if the bike won't work for you.
08-03-07, 02:01 PM
If your budget would allow, the $995 Nemesis off Bikes Direct is pretty much the same frame but Brand New with brand new Ultegra/mix components, 700 wheels, your size, and not yellow and blue. If $600 is your budget, and it fits, it looks like its in great shape and you wouldn't find much better for the price.
08-03-07, 03:20 PM
I'm going to test ride it tomorrow, so we will see how well it fits.
I can't really see going over 600 for my first real bike. I'm going to see if they are 650 or 700 when I go check it out. I'm getting excited!
08-05-07, 01:26 PM
The bike fits me really, really well. Rides smooth and is incredibly light.
But -- the wheels are 650s. I've seen a few reasons why not to get 650s, and some reasons to get them. For 600 bucks including a $150 stationary trainer, should I go for it anyway?
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