Thank goodness for this forum. I am a jogger who has recently decided to do some cross training and added bike riding to my regement(I am not a newbie but still got much to learn about riding). Recently I was approached by an associate who is selling a "Specialized" bike, 27 speed, made in 2003 for $850. To my understanding Specialized Bikes may not be a Ferrie, but are the Mercedes of Bikes. Do you any of you out there think this is a good deal. Please give me some input??????