If I make this purchase it will be my first road bike. Currently I ride a Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo mountain bike. I have used my HKEK on group rides and organized rides up to 62 miles. I typically average about 12 to 13 mph per ride on various terrain. There are no mountains nearby, but we have a few hills, those hills and I still do not get along very well. They don't like me and I don't know why. I don't think a new bike will solve that problem.... I just want a new bike anyway.
So here's the deal, this bike is at a bike shop. It's at a shop I found by accident while driving around looking for pawn shop deals. So, even though the owner has been in business for 42 years, I know nothing about him.
My dilemma is this:
This bike: http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...8&menuItemId=0 It is a 58cm.
Is hanging on the wall for sale at $450. Consignment sale, price is not just firm, but really firm.
My stats: 5'11" 245lbs, approx 30"-32", I'm not sure how to measure it, but best fitting pants are 40"/42"x32"
I do not have the money, and I don't want to use a credit card for it..... I could but don't want to. But if this is a great deal and a near steal then I don't want to miss it. This bike spoke to me from across the room. It called my name... "Dude, come here... stand over me. Yes, just like that, oh it feels good." Then she said "Caress me Dude, grab my brifters, oh yeah daddy". At that point I think the bike tried to "know" me more intimately than I it should!
So is it:
Great deal, snap it up!
You can find something similar anytime, keep looking.
Post your thoughts please. Thank you.