First Road Bike
Just getting into road biking and looking for a decent first bike. Interested in Specialized, Cannondale maybe Trek. I am an old fart who is getting into triathlons, and biking as well but also realistic that I don't need to get a high end road bike at the start unless I move up to longer tris (which I would like to do eventually as a challenge). Used relative's Specialized Allez for a bit to do my first sprint tri but I can't expect him to go without while I use his bike. I have been checking ebay, craigs lists and LBS for prices. LBS is a given but not sure how is reasonable for a used bike. Would love to hear what is reasonable for a similar bike to the Specialized Allez (105 components). Size 56cm and 105 not a requirement. I saw a 2007 Specialized Elite triple with 105 rear derailleur and rest is Tiagra for $650 but not sure if this is good price or not. Original cost was $1100 and haven't a clue as to how to judge what is reasonable and not looking to steal a bike but don't want to be taken for a ride. Thanks.