DRF aka Thrifty Bill
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
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Pretty similar, and overpriced.
I am all for upgrading, I do it all of the time. My advice is to make bigger steps, otherwise, its not worth the hassle of buying and selling. Bigger step = DT shifters, name brand cromoly frame, forged dropouts, alloy crankset, alloy wheelset (preferably 700c), alloy bars, stem and seat post.
Every market is different, around here, $260 gets you a really good bike, one several steps above that Cavaletto.
Tips on finding a nice bike.
1. Educate yourself first, so you can easily spot one.
2. Know your size, and be able to estimate size from a crappy picture.
3. Move fast and pounce when you see what you want. Do not wait!!
Last edited by wrk101; 07-14-11 at 06:38 AM.