Hello all. First and foremost I am very new to these threads, so I must apologize if I am posting this in the wrong area. Anyway. I am looking into purchasing my first road bike that will be used primarily for commuting to work, recreational riding during the weekends and perhaps even a sprint-tri here and there. My main question is; what the hell should I buy? As of right now I am looking at a 2007 Scattante CFR Comp ($1400.00) or purchasing a used 2006 Scattante R-550 frame for $200.00 and hopefully fitting it with comprable components to the 07'. Does this even seem like a a reasonable question? I mean, how much will these components run me and how much will I end up having to pay somebody to put it all together?
Also. I've been to several bike shops both local and in neighboring cities. Test rode many bikes, and have found that the bikes I am most interested in and comfortable with happen to be over $1000.00. Is this a bad thing? Being that it is my first bike should I consider spending way less? Then feel obligated to upgrade parts as soon as possible?
And finally. I am 6'2" and pushing 155 lbs. And I feel like I am at a somwhat of an in between stage in regards to frame size (feeling decent on 58, 60, 61cm) . I know there are many adjustments you can do to modify a bike to fit better. But I would just like to hear from some of you all what you recommend. As of right now I am thinking a 60cm will be the way to go.
Thanks and hopefully I didnt bore any of you to death!