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Considering a Specilized Epic Road Bike
Hello all; new to this forum, but not to forums in general nor bicycling. First-ever bicycle-forum post anywhere.
That said; to the point we go. I am looking at a Lugged Steel frame 1993 (apx) Specilized Epic road bike for sale at a local bike shop. Generally speaking, the bike is in probably 8.5 out of 10.0 shape by my evaluation. Few scratched and chips on frame paint, excellent shape mechanically. It is the correct frame size (58 cm); since I'm around 6'1". It's a little tight in terms of stretch-out ability in the saddle. A few short adjustments will rectify that on seat and headset tube length.
Now for the big draw - all componets, down to the wheel hubs themselves are Shimano Dura-Ace. It's old-school too, meaning simple levers on the down tube. Eight-speed rear cassette. All works perfectly smoothly and snaps right into each gear. Brakes are tight, Mavic rims are true and tight. New tires, cable, bearings, etc. Needs nothing.
Now the issue: $799 asking price. I'm prepared to offer $650, but even with such high-end componets, this seems too high still. In the area I live used road bikes of any stripe are rare, so fiding one in decent shape, the right size, with great components, that I would really enjoy riding is a true find. But I don't want to loose my shirt. What are other's thoughts on this "deal?"
Last edited by turbobike; 08-10-10 at 10:07 PM.