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    and am about to take the plunge. I'm a mid fifties recreational duathlete, presently riding a twenty year old full Campy Bianchi with tubulars(which are gettin pricy!) Would there be a noticeable time decrease on a new bike or should I just work harder on the Bianchi? Have been looking at a Trek 1000 and Fuji Aloha although the fuji doesn't come in my frame size, someone told me tri geometry is completely different road geometry and tha a smaller tri frame is the equivalent of a larger road frame. The Bianchi is 62cm and could easily be one more. Anyone had a positive experience buying a used bike, ie Ebay or is that someone elses trouble? I don't want to spend a ton of money on a new bike-I don't know how long my knees will hold up! any information would be greatly appreciated! thanks
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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    above what?
    My bikes --> 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2013 Cannondale CAAD 10 2 (5) "Racing Edition"

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    Huachuca Rider webist's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by divenfish
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    Not sure what your point is divenfish. However, three years ago I was looking at bikes after a 30 year gap and was quite intimidated with the changes in technology since the seventies. I relied heavily on Internet research and advice from my LBS.

    Welcome back, if indeed you are getting back to cycling. If you are riding a 20 year old bike and are happy with it; more power to ya.
    Just Peddlin' Around

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    Why not try craigslist? Then you get the chance to check out the bike from someone in your area, and you can see if it fits.

    I got a used junker bike, but I went to a co-op and bought it. It still was all good.

    Koffee

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    Keep your Bianchi please. Your Bianchi > any Treks/Fuji's.

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    Meow! my58vw's Avatar
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    Are you asking for a tri/tt bike or a normal road bike. For TT bikes it is normal to have 2 or more cm less than a road bike (my cervelo is a 61, trek is a 63cm).
    Just your average club rider... :)

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