I am just getting into "fitness" biking with my g/f and other friends and am looking for a used road bike. The use would be flat, paved park trail riding in 15 and 22 mile increments, keeping a speed of 16-22 mph (so approx 45-60 minutes at a time).
I have been looking at some used bikes listed on Craigslist, and even went and test rode a few at a place that had many used bikes. I really liked a (late-90's model?) C'dale R300 CAD2 and have the guy holding it for me and would like to just go buy it and be happy with it. However, there is a C'dale R600 CAD3 listed for a few $$ less in another listing, and I am wondering how the 2 bikes compare, in general. Is it worth holding out to see the R600 (the seller is not very quick to reply). Both bikes are in the $325-$350 range.
Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Things like: Years these models were built? Weight? Quality? and any other comparisons that help me differentiate the 2 bikes would be great.