Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
Someone did their homework for pricing the bike. I see two Trek 1.5 bikes that sold on ebay for $700 and one for $625. If that CL bike is in good shape $700 is probably a fair price. May sure the bike fits you. Otherwise, be patient and wait for the right bike. From what I have read, Tiagra read derailleur is quite a bit better than Sora. The front derailleur is often the next group down to keep the cost down. There was a recent thread where people said the Tiagra STI shifters are a whole lot better than Sora (I don't know what Sora shifters look like but they are not STI). I also recommend the 9 speed over the 8 speed. I think the incremental cost to get the 1.5 will be worth it in the long run.