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    HELP Is this a good deal for a BIKE

    Hey guys,

    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??????

    THANKS!

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    Which Specialized is it?
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    hey Baj

    First of all thanks for responding...I will have that information for you ASAP

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    You're welcome....that would be appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by healthman1978
    Hey guys,

    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??????

    THANKS!
    Trek and Specialized are the GM and Honda of bikes respectively.

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    When I bought my specialized Allez in 2002 it was $700 (on sale from 1300). It came with Sora/Tiagra mix. So if they are selling 03 for $850 it better have some ultegra stuff.
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    I would agree with this if it was an Allez, however he hasn't yet said if it is. If it is a Roubaix...it is definitely a good deal.
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    Thanks for the input, you guys... I havent reached the guy to ask him exactly what model of Specialized Bike it is, However everyone's information has been helpful.

    HalfSpeed, I liked your Honda Ford analogy. But tell me guys what are the Ferrie and Mercedes of bicycles?

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    OKAY guys!

    I went to see the bike again this evening, The model is Sequoia Elite. Now tell me people is $850 for a '03, 27 speed, Sequoia Elite Specialized Bike a Good deal?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by healthman1978
    The model is Sequoia Elite. Now tell me people is $850 for a '03, 27 speed, Sequoia Elite Specialized Bike a Good deal?????
    IMHO, no. Better bikes are available new for that price.

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