Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Bikes: '''96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '12 Surly Pacer, All are 3x8,9 or 10. It is hilly around here!
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Impossible to predict. How heavy was the original owner? How careful or abusive? Ridden only in dry, clean conditions or in rain and salt a lot?
Inspect the brake tracks for scoring and damage as they are the best indicator of wear. Also check the spokes for uniform tension and look for scratches or dents in the rim's bead seat area. Do the axles turn smoothly and with no play or noise?