Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 16 of 16
  1. #1
    Senior Member ErickSaint's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    71
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Opinions on a craigslist find

    So I'm looking to find a road bike in a decent price range. This is more of a feeler I guess. I'm pretty broke right now but I have seen this bike drop in price twice. I dont really know much about Fuji bikes so figured I would look to the experts here for some help. Does this seem like a fair deal?

    http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/2966163076.html

  2. #2
    SuperGimp TrojanHorse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Whittier, CA
    My Bikes
    Specialized Roubaix, Merlin Road, Bianchi Campione
    Posts
    7,437
    Mentioned
    28 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Actually, that does look like a pretty good deal. Fuji is a perfectly fine brand. Those are lower end Shimano components but if it's the Tiagra without the thumb button for shifting then it's OK.

    Is that size right for you? Explain why you're so poor and offer him $500. What the heck.

    http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...03.0&Type=bike

  3. #3
    Senior Member tergal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Logan, QLD ,Australia
    My Bikes
    Trek 4300
    Posts
    788
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
    Actually, that does look like a pretty good deal. Fuji is a perfectly fine brand. Those are lower end Shimano components but if it's the Tiagra without the thumb button for shifting then it's OK.

    Is that size right for you? Explain why you're so poor and offer him $500. What the heck.

    http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...03.0&Type=bike

    Do you have a child you can offer as part payment ? or a body part
    Tact is for people who arenít witty enough to use sarcasm.

    Early helplessness is the price we pay for later brilliance. Or, at least our later capacity for non-idiocy

  4. #4
    Senior Member ErickSaint's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    71
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Bike is the right size, I'm 5'6". A large local chain here has a big sale every April at an expo center and I test rode a bunch of bikes on trainers, 52 seemed to feel the best to me. 54 being pretty close as well. I probably wont have the cash for a couple more weeks but it doesn't seem to be going anywhere at this point. My luck would dictate that the week I have cash in hand, is the week that the deal is sold.

  5. #5
    Senior Member ErickSaint's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    71
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by tergal View Post
    Do you have a child you can offer as part payment ? or a body part
    No children and I'm rather partial to most of my body parts

  6. #6
    Senior Member tergal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Logan, QLD ,Australia
    My Bikes
    Trek 4300
    Posts
    788
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ErickSaint View Post
    No children and I'm rather partial to most of my body parts
    you said most .... i see a deal in the works here
    Tact is for people who arenít witty enough to use sarcasm.

    Early helplessness is the price we pay for later brilliance. Or, at least our later capacity for non-idiocy

  7. #7
    Senior Member ErickSaint's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    71
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Touche

  8. #8
    Senior Member tergal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Logan, QLD ,Australia
    My Bikes
    Trek 4300
    Posts
    788
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    nope

    Honestly but if it fits , that looks like a nice bike.

    but do as Trojan said offer 500, cash if you can .
    Tact is for people who arenít witty enough to use sarcasm.

    Early helplessness is the price we pay for later brilliance. Or, at least our later capacity for non-idiocy

  9. #9
    SuperGimp TrojanHorse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Whittier, CA
    My Bikes
    Specialized Roubaix, Merlin Road, Bianchi Campione
    Posts
    7,437
    Mentioned
    28 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well, it's craigs list - nothing but cash.

    Seriously, if that bike disappears there will be more. Don't get attached to it. And if he doesn't take your $500, make sure he has your number and head back to your lair to watch CL some more.

  10. #10
    Getting older and slower!
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Bowling Green, Kentucky
    My Bikes
    Trek Domane 6 series Project One, Trek Madone 6.9, Trek XO1
    Posts
    293
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    At $500 it would be a good deal. New in spite of the suggested retail price, you could probably get it for about $700.

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Fargo, ND
    Posts
    189
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I wouldn't pay a dime over $500 for it, probably offer $450. You can buy a brand new one from Nashbar for a penny less than what he wants for a used bike-Linky

  12. #12
    Just Plain Slow PhotoJoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Santa Clarita, CA
    My Bikes
    Lynskey R230
    Posts
    3,811
    Mentioned
    28 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by dehoff View Post
    I wouldn't pay a dime over $500 for it, probably offer $450. You can buy a brand new one from Nashbar for a penny less than what he wants for a used bike-Linky
    And they have the 52 in stock.

    But, is this the type bike you want. Seems to be a "race" geometry. Is this what you want? Compact crank? Nothing wrong with either, unless you're settling just because you think it's a good deal. If these are compromises, I'm sure there are other offerings (or will be) that are exactly what you're looking for. And there is NOTHING wrong with newer Tiagra!
    Last edited by PhotoJoe; 05-04-12 at 05:30 PM.
    If at first you don't succeed, Skydiving is not the sport for you!

  13. #13
    Senior Member ErickSaint's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    71
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wow, thanks for the heads up at Nashbar. I wouldn't have even thought about being able to get a 2 year old bike new. That sure does change a lot in this scenario.

  14. #14
    SuperGimp TrojanHorse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Whittier, CA
    My Bikes
    Specialized Roubaix, Merlin Road, Bianchi Campione
    Posts
    7,437
    Mentioned
    28 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    SO call the dude, explain that it's new for 650 and offer him $400.

    Buy the new one if he doesn't see reason!

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Fargo, ND
    Posts
    189
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ErickSaint View Post
    Wow, thanks for the heads up at Nashbar. I wouldn't have even thought about being able to get a 2 year old bike new. That sure does change a lot in this scenario.

    There's usually a good amount of clearance bikes out there, unfortunately for me the 55-58's are usually not the ones remaining. LBS's sometimes will have some carry-overs or have some special purchase towards the end of the year (usually late summer or early fall) from the distributors if they have any bikes left that weren't picked up by retailers.

  16. #16
    Senior Member ErickSaint's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    71
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I seem to be in a perpetual search. Like I said in my original post, times are tight, but if that was a good deal I may have pulled the trigger. Seems now, that it's back to the drawing board and keeping an eye out on CL. Not too may affordable bikes here listed in my size, so when I see them I get to thinking. Maybe if that one is still around in a while when I actually have cash in hand I'll throw an offer at him and see what shakes out.

    Thanks for the advice and info everybody.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •