Hey, well earlier I had made a topic about whether or not I should purchase an Bianchi Brava 2004 model with 105 group set for $300. But after talking to a friend at work, he suggested buying an average used road bike and just upgrade it and restore it. So now I am wondering which would be the best route? Spending $300 or putting X''amount of money into a bike, restore it and repaint it? I wouldn't mind spending the $300 but if I could save some money, especially since the holidays are coming up, it would be allot nicer. Also if I do upgrade an old bike, I don't need the best components out there, but I rather have quality parts that would last.So which way is really worth it? Forgot to mention, the seller is holding the bike for me until monday, and we are both unavailable after 2pm tomorrow; so this is kinda of a "now or never" situation.
Thanks in advance
P.S. These are links to the picture of the Brava