General Cycling Discussion - Time fro a trade in?
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07-16-12, 10:16 AM
I just started biking a year ago and picked up a Felt F75 about 7 months ago. While its a great bike, I think it might not be the right bike for me. I do a lot of group riding and 95% of the group I ride with are on touring bikes typically. Im not fast and at my age, I doubt I ever will be. The fact that I cant put tires on it bigger than 25s limits its use for me and Im thinking about selling it in favor of something like a Surly Crosscheck. Do you think I would be able to get enough out of selling the Felt to buy the Surly or is this trade not a good idea (in your opinion). The Felt is in great shape and the only thing I changed was the saddle (to a WTB) and the tires to Gatorskins.
Sounds like a terrific barter opportunity. You need to find someone your size who bought a cyclocross bike or touring bike who is having trouble keeping up with fast club riders.
07-17-12, 09:54 AM
Hold onto it. You might branch out into other riding groups down the road where you will want to have the Felt to ride. Take a look at the Windsor Tourist for $599 (to your door) from Bikes Direct. The two together will give you plenty of options.
07-17-12, 10:22 AM
FWIW, there are people touring on non 'touring' bikes
coming thru here, All Summer Long.
07-17-12, 10:40 AM
Im tapped on cash for the rest of the year, hence the need for the trade, plus I also have a Surly Necro Pug, a Kona Ute, as well as the rest of the families bikes taking up all available space, so another bike is not much of an option. At 40 years old now, I doubt I will be attempting any faster rides down the line and even if that changed, couldn't I put 25mm slicks on the Crosscheck and achieve similar results?
07-17-12, 12:12 PM
The first bike is the "test bike". It's how you figure out what you want in your second bike.
07-17-12, 12:52 PM
Consignment at a bike shop may be your best bet on getting anywhere near what you paid for it.
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