Hey guys/gals...Tom Stormcrowe recommended I come over to the Clydesdale section. I look forward to speaking with you guys.
I recently have been seriously considering getting into a roadbike to improve my health. I've got my first child on the way, and trying to trim off the 30lbs I've gained since undergrad 7 yrs ago. I'm 29, and right around 200-205#. A buddy and I are motivated to start training to do the MS 150 in Orange Beach, AL in Sept. Sooo... good health, good cause(s), let's ride!
I'm looking at sub-$1000 road bikes. I've come across a Trek 1.2 for about 800 bucks, OR
a used 2006 Lemond Tourmalet with upgraded components for $750. It all 105 components, upgraded "external" crank. (Sorry I don't know what brand and I hope I'm describing that right), shimano clipless already installed, and a trek computer already on the bike. The brakes look to be upgraded from whats on the 2008 Lemond(except for the carbon rear end on the 2008), and the ride feels comfortable. It was owned by a rider working out of a shop, and he's more into mountain bikes, not road bikes, hence the sale.
I'm just curious if it's a good deal or not for a bike. Anything else you'd recommend? Hope to meet some of you out riding and thanks in advance for the feedback!