This would be my first road bike with STI levers, I'm planning on taking it to school next year with me to join the cycling team.
heres the guys description
"Simonetti aluminum powder coated frame (56cm), older type Shimano 8speed Dura Ace group about 50 miles on the wheels." Wheels are mavic open pros
He tells me that his friend rode it for 1 season then he powder coated it (applied stickers & clear coat) and rode it for a couple of seasons himself.
Now i know the entire simonetti & howard "hair bandit scandal", yet I also know that simonetti was a top class frame builder that built for masi & later on medici.
Would this be a good investment, or am I just in for a headache. How does the old Dura ace compare to the modern components of today? Am i better off finding a newer bike? I'm 5'9 by the way and I have an inseam of 32.5.
Thanks in advance! The seller is a nice guy and is asking 300 obo, im going to check it out today, 35 min drive.