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    Looking at buying - 10 speed Vintage C.C.M. Targa Road Bike

    I'm looking for a road bike to ride to work on (9km one way) and to train on for a triathlon I'll be doing (my first one). I don't want to spend tons on a bike in case I for some reason decide it's not for me, I'd rather spend some, get use out of it, and if I outgrow it, then spend the money on a better bike.

    Any how, the specs are listed as is for $250:

    Owned since new. Garage stored when not in use. Recently completely refurbished at a cost of $303. New tires & tubes, wheels & spokes, brake pads & cables, stand, shifters, grips & a new gel seat. Ridden once since rebuilt.



    I'm waiting on a reply back on it's size (I'm 6') but otherwise, any thoughts on the bike and price?

    Thanks.

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    Way too much!!

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    Bottom end bike, keep looking.

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    Bianchi Goddess Bianchigirll's Avatar
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    I agree I would stay far from that. for 250 you would be better off buying a Wallymart bike and having a shop assemble it.
    Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto (2), '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '88 Trofeo, '86 Volpe, '89 Axis, '79 Mixte SOLD, '99 Mega Pro XL Ti, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,

    Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '86 Bertoni (sold), '09 Motobecane SS, '98 Hetchins M.O., '09 K2 Mainframe, '89 Trek 2000, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape

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    Thanks all, I will continue looking, I'm glad I posted on here

    Anyone have any suggestions on what type of things I should keep an eye out for? I'm a complete bike newbie, my current bike is a 2006 Sedona DX which I like, but is more of a mountain bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian3069 View Post
    Thanks Brian, I've read a bunch of it since you've suggested it, helps a lot.

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