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    Used bike help

    Was cruising CL and found this add.
    http://charlottesville.craigslist.or...979000758.html

    It looks to be a 2008 model. Looks a little dirty and shows some wear which makes me wonder about how well maintained it has been, but when I looked up the specs on it, it seemed to have what I've been looking for.
    http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...baix+Pro+(USA)

    Assuming it is not too beat up and everything is in working order, and that it fits me size wise. Do you think this could make a good first road bike?

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    looks like a great bike for $400. Also a larger size bike, like a 58. I'd assume you're about 6ft tall if you want to be comfy on there. Stem and seatpost can always be swapped out for a better fit.

    I'd change out the cables, bar tape, and fresh tubes for any used bike I buy. And a good cleaning session.

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    No I'm a short, round guy at 5'8" so it may be too big for me. I don't know enough about bikes to tell how big it was from the pics. Still might be worth taking the ride over to look at it and see how it feels.

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    whats your inseam? The owner of that bike looks to have a 33-34" inseam but longer torso and arms to run the 130mm stem. Just guessing but you'd need a 90-100mm stem and 0 set back seatpost to make it fit you better.

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    My measured inseam is only 31 inches so this may be just a little big for me. Guess I could always attach some 2x4 blocks to the pedals, or find some platform cycling shoes . I still may send the seller a email to find out the dimensions or the bike.

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