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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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    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, '90 Campione del Fausto Giamondi Specialisma Italiano Mundo, '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '86 Volpe, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,

    Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '09 Motobecane SS, '?? 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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