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    hi, i'm new to road bikes and just bikes in general

    i'm moving to austin. tx soon and would like a nice road bike to get around the city
    i am currently looking at this bike:

    http://houston.craigslist.org/bik/1801568320.html

    does this seem like a good deal? i hear that the ironman series is very reputable.
    thank you

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    You've heard right. Ironman Expert series bikes are very well-built, and have retained a good deal of their value.

    If it fits, it's a great bike. $260 is on the higher end of what I'd pay for it, but it's most definitely a nice bike.

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    I'd go for it. Hopefully, you've got about 10% negotiating room on the bike. Yeah, you might find something cheaper, but you're not going to find too much that is nicer in that price range for a first bike. Get a BIG lock and chain if you buy it - that's definitely very desirable theft bait.

    Just make sure it fits you properly.
    Last edited by sykerocker; 06-21-10 at 08:00 PM. Reason: grammar dammit!
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    looks like a nice bike at a good price, particularly assuming the price is higher than what they would settle for. Hopefully it fits you better than it fit whoever set that saddle height.

    I moved your thread to the appropriate forum.

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