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Old 12-17-08, 04:56 PM   #1
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90' Specialized Allez?

"50 miles on it original everything tires seat bar wrap you name it really nice shape paint is 9 out of 10" This is straight from the ad. If I go to look at this bike, what should I look for on this bike in particular? What kind of price would be reasonable? Thanks, Daniel
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Old 12-17-08, 10:04 PM   #2
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well...the first thing you should ask for is to see the odometer. How the heck does someone make a claim like that? That whine out of the way, you need to look for weirdly bent forks and/or buckled headtube downtube. Bad dents are another showstopper. Nothing else is really a deal breaker, just a monetary adjustment with the seller.

It is a pretty nice rider, and if it is really in the shape the seller says, it will be in the $200-300 range most places in the USofA...
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It is a pretty nice rider, and if it is really in the shape the seller says, it will be in the $200-300 range most places in the USofA...
+1, If its as nice condition as the poster says it is, I think Luker's estimate hits the mark. I had a chance to ride one of the steel, downtube shifting Allez about 2 years ago. Very nice rider, too bad Specialized turned to aluminum. I've got an 04 Allez. For an aluminum bike, Specialized did a nice job of taking out some of the harshness.
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