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Old 11-19-08, 07:38 AM   #1
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Thinkin about adding a fiber bike to the fleet

Here is an Orbea that would probably fit, but I'm not that familiar with the Campy stuff. The prices on these things are all over the place. Any feedback on this posting would be much appreciated. I haven't seen the bike and obviously I would ride it for size first.

http://bham.craigslist.org/bik/925243253.html
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Old 11-19-08, 08:01 AM   #2
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Seems awfully cheap. Why would someone pay $5-6K for the "best bike I've ever owned" and then sell it in 6 months for $1700? Is it crash damaged?
I would post this in the road forum, too.
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Old 11-19-08, 08:17 AM   #3
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I thought the price was a little questionable too, but if you google this bike the prices vary quite a bit. As I said, I have not seen it so who knows. Does this bike really sell for 5-6k new?
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Great price if it's in good condition.

I think a couple of 50+'ers ride Orbeas, but I see them in my LBS all the time and, yes, I think $5k to $6k would be the price for that bike in that condition.

You can go to the Orbea website - they have a "custom order" section of their site that allows you to configure a bike w/a Campy group....w/a Campy record group I would imagine you're well north of $5k.
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Check the price for the Record bike, $6499. It's not the same build, but you get the idea.
http://www.glorycycles.com/20ororcobi.html
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I sure love my carbon fibre bike, but buying used would make me really nervous. I would have the frame checked out first by a bike shop that knows carbon.
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Old 11-19-08, 09:24 AM   #7
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Could be it wouldn't fit anyway. I read somewhere that the 51 fits like a 54 Trek and I had a 52 Trek that was a tad long.

Thanks for the feedback. I'd love score one in that price range, but I agree it makes me a little nervous buying a carbon bike used too.
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Here's the geometry for that frame.
http://us-f2-edit.store.yahoo.com/I/..._1915_29439866
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The top tube is 6mm (1/4") longer than a 52cm Trek Madone. So that's potentially addressable by using a shorter stem, that is still of reasonable length. The stem in the Orbea picture looks like it is set up at a positive angle, so that would shorten it a bit.
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A complete 2009 Orca is $4800 to $9200.

http://www.orbea-usa.com/fly.aspx?la...xid=57&pid=137

If this bike were in my size, in Seattle, it would be sold by now...
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The poster want return emails... go figure. I've always lived by ~ If ain't ment to be then there's probably a good reason.
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I have an Orbea Diva; have ridden the Orca and can attest to the cost of the bike and components. It's a screamin' deal on that bike. Two things I'd do if I were serious about buying it: Ride it and have it thoroughly checked out by a trusted bike shop.

Like others I wonder why he spent so much money on a custom build and 6 months later is selling it for a song...
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Like others I wonder why he spent so much money on a custom build and 6 months later is selling it for a song...
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Something smells fishy about the whole deal. I'd steer clear of it or at least be very wary.
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Old 11-20-08, 06:42 AM   #14
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Ok here is an even stranger twist to this deal. This is the response I got via email:

Thank you for your email. I still have it for sale but before i answer to your questions i`m afraid i have some "bad" news: i`m selling this because i am moving back home in Canada as i want to start a small business here with my family. I was born here, we lived in US for a while, tried a few things but didn`t worked out and decided to move back in Canada and try a small business here because after all there's no place like home. However, the point is that i am not in US right now and i can`t be there to make the transaction in person but this is not something to worry about because i will sell this with the help of iSOLD It. They are the largest eBay selling service but it`s possible that you never heard of them if you don`t sell or buy often on the internet. Their website is www.i-soldit.com if you want to check it out.
When i left in Canada, i left the item along with several other items in the iSOLD It custody so i can sell them even though i am not there, so if you are OK with this, just drop me an email and i will explain the rest of the transaction details.
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You need to be very careful. iSOLD It is apparently a real thing, however, it is being used in scams a great deal. Just check the following link and see if this story isn't very similar to your situation: http://www.politicalgroove.com/corne...ldit-scam.html
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That sounds like the exact same scam. I can't believe somebody would even think of sending money (sight unseen) on an item like that.

I've come to terms with the fact that I would never be lucky enough come across a steal like that.
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Fiber bike? Maybe it is made out of hemp or something.
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Old 11-20-08, 04:31 PM   #18
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Fiber bike? Maybe it is made out of hemp or something.
Sure... then when you crashed it you could just roll it up and smoke it.
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