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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Great components? No, they are low end. But a mixte in a relatively hot market, it should sell pretty quick.
Fast? No, this is not a fast bike, its a recreational bike. It has stem shifters, upright bars, claw RD hanger, low end, plus the cables look old (hard to tell for sure from the pictures).
Mixtes sell for a premium, typically about 25% to 33% more than an equivalently equipped racing bike.
If you want something "fast", up the budget some, and look for a racing bike. A nice racing bike will weigh 5 to 8 pounds less than this mixte (thats a lot!), have 700c wheels, better components, etc., and might run $300.
Note, a fast rider on a slow bike, can still be pretty fast. And a slow rider like me, on a fast bike, is still pretty slow... But I would be even slower, on a heavy, entry level, recreational bike.
Last edited by wrk101; 09-18-12 at 02:14 PM.