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10-09-08, 09:23 PM
My 82 Fuji Team was stolen last night, and I am very hurt. I looked around campus all day but no avail. Now I must buy another road bike and I am struck with a dilemma. I have seen a few good bikes on CL and I am looking for opinions. My current favorite is 199- Fuji Ace W full blacked out 105 group incl. aero levers. I am a fan of this group, and steel so this is why on the top. Second choice is an early cannondale my friend is selling, Im not sure of the model but its the type with the semi aero aluminum frame and a lugged steel fork. I have ridden this bike and I do like it, but the I feel the Ace will be better for long distance riding. It also has 105 components, but non aero levers. Third choice is 200- (i think) specialized allez with some kind of shimano (look like RSX i think?) brifters and thats really all I know. All are similarly priced and good condition. Fourth Choice is a trek 720 with I believe campy components, but is slightly worse condition, and considerably more money Any opinions?
10-09-08, 09:53 PM
Well there Buffalo of the north. Sorry to hear the grim news. I'll check our CL down here to see if your Team shows up.
The Ace sounds pretty good. The big question is - does it fit you? I'd have reservations about buying an early aluminum Cannondale. They used to be called crack-n-fail by some.
Good luck with finding something suitable.
10-09-08, 09:59 PM
I believe the ace is the proper size. I am relying on my eye and the seller's measurements, but I am checking it out once I go home to make sure.
10-09-08, 10:01 PM
I'd have reservations about buying an early aluminum Cannondale. They used to be called crack-n-fail by some.
I believe this to be an urban legend. Many cyclists claim to have seen a non -crashed but cracked C-Dale frame, or knew somebody who had a C-Dale frame fail. But they cannot produce the frame or even a picture of it.
10-09-08, 11:20 PM
Good news. The bike was returned by whoever took it. It does have some new scratches and I am going to check for bent fork etc. I am really set on this Ace though I think I might get bike number three now...
Was it stolen then? Geez, I would be pretty harsh on someone returning a stolen bike.
A few months ago my beloved, and heavily modified old Stumpjumper was taken from the backyard. I found it a few hours later a couple of blocks away in someone else's backyard. I knocked on the door and very persuasively asked for it back. Grrr. I like to think of myself as a gentle man, but that is hard to swallow.
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