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Old 06-25-06, 11:12 AM   #1
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Drooling...

I've actually set aside my "what bike should i buy?" energy for a while, and am having fun riding what I own. That said, i still cruise craigslist every now and then, because if a real deal comes down the pike, i want to be aware of it.

Here's an ad today that really looks appealing -- too bad the bike is way too small for me.

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/bik/175259142.html

Somebody's gonna get a good bike!

PS: I wish all the craigslist ads were this descriptive and had this many photos!
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Too small!
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That is a very nice bike.........I'm especially fond of red bikes, too.

Hey, if it helps it is only 7 speed and has downtube shifters instead of "brifters"...........
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That is a very nice bike.........I'm especially fond of red bikes, too.

Hey, if it helps it is only 7 speed and has downtube shifters instead of "brifters"...........
Yeah, I noticed that, but thought it would be fun to ride a 'vintage' bike.
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Yeah, I noticed that, but thought it would be fun to ride a 'vintage' bike.
Vintage bike for a vintage rider? Think it is too old for you- Stay with something nearer your age.


That bike is old and although not very expensive- You can get a better ride from a more modern bike. Offer a $100 and get a new bike stand- you know you want it.
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Digi; you let your cheap side win out! Bad, bad boy. bk
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Deege, don't beat yourself up too much over this one. The earlier aluminum frames tended to be a bit harsh riding. In fact, the Raleigh Technium (sp?) was infamous for it's harsh ride--they'd flat jar your fillings out. Good chance that this Trek doesn't have many miles on it because of this. Very pretty bike, though.

Newer aluminum bikes with carbon forks are better, the carbon absorbs and cushions somewhat, and on a mountain bike you typicaly have suspension. But on a road bike with high pressure tires, pure aluminum can be pretty harsh.

If you want a true vintage ride, stay with steel. The better Columbus, Tange, and Reynolds lightweight steel built bikes ride like no other. You can find 531 tubed bikes; Treks, Peugeots, Bianchis, Bridgestones, to name a few, in really great shape for under $500 all day long in your area. Ocassionally you can find them for under $100 in decent shape, too.

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DG, What size road bike do you prefer? By the way, JPPE pointed out no brifters, 7-speed, IMHO that's a little pricey for that bike. You can purchase a new Cytek for $400 with Brifters and 8-speed.
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DG, What size road bike do you prefer? By the way, JPPE pointed out no brifters, 7-speed, IMHO that's a little pricey for that bike. You can purchase a new Cytek for $400 with Brifters and 8-speed.
I'd like a 54.
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