I'm looking for a decent used bike for endurance training to support my xc mountain bike racing. There isn't much of a market here in Central KY, so this item on ebay caught my eye.
I got this bike off a family member because they bought it and never rode it and I wanted to try and use it for a short ride or commuter bike. I had it completely tuned up and got the chain replaced about 3 months ago just because it had been sitting (inside) for a bit. I like the bike but its really too small for me to use long term and I want to sell it to get something more my size. It was meant for the original owner who is 5'8'' and Im 6'3''. Everything on the bike works like new and there are only a couple of minor scratches. No rust.
Im not an expert but from looking at it I can tell...
The bike came with Shimano EXAGE EX components, including EXAGE ACTION aero brake levers and brake calipers and downtube shifters. Both wheels are quick release and have aluminum 700x23c rims with Bontrager Sport B tires. Lightweight CRMO tubing. I am not sure what the frame is made of but it is probably steel. Its not heavy though in my opinion and it handled the roads well I thought. It was just a little awkward for me at my size.
So I'm in the somewhat challenging position of wanting a decent used bike, but not wanting to pay very much for it. Is this bike worth buying? The starting bid is $150 and the Buy it Now price is $210.
Thanks for your help,