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Old 04-30-14, 12:35 PM   #1
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$400 for a 2003 Specialized Allez Sport 27?

Looking for an affordable entry-level bike to get into road biking and came across this one. Original asking price was $600.

Here's what I know: purchased new in 2002, very good condition (ridden less than 400 miles), aluminum frame, carbon fiber fork and saddle post, 27-speed (Shimano Tiagra shifter and Shimano 105 group set), Alex AT400 wheels, Michelin Axial tires (reinforced Kevlar), Serfas gel seat, minor scratches, includes handlebar-mounted Cateye MITY 3 computer (speed, distance, time) and rear view mirror at no additional cost. Was also recently serviced by experienced pro bike tech (who apparently valued bike at $600).

I was able to talk the seller down to $400 after quoting Bicycle Blue Book ($250) and mentioning a separate listing for a newer 2005 Specialized Allez Sport Tripple with similar specs and components, as well as $400 worth of upgrades, for $600. Except the Tripple is 52cm and the 27 is 56cm (I'm around 5'10").

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Old 04-30-14, 12:39 PM   #2
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Definitely not worth $600 but $400 is getting closer depending on the local market. If it fits and you like it, the bike should fit. The 52 is way too small.
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I'd give 'em my phone number and tell 'em that all I can come up with is $300...

After about 3 or 4 days, I'd move on.
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I bought one last Nov for $200.It had 600 total miles on it.

Offer $225 if it is real nice.

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Thanks! For what it's worth, I'm in Chicago. Would be buying from someone in the suburbs.
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Thanks! For what it's worth, I'm in Chicago. Would be buying from someone in the suburbs.
And that means what?....
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That's the local market is what I meant.
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And that means what?....
That's what meant by "local market"
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Thanks! For what it's worth, I'm in Chicago. Would be buying from someone in the suburbs.
Yea it's best to avoid the meth side of town
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Yea it's best to avoid the meth side of town
Drugs have overrun American suburbs! That would include both prescription as well as iilicit hard drugs. That especially applies to Meth, Cocaine, and Heroin. These drugs are no longer considered as "inner city" drugs....

Therefore, that would make your "meth side of town" statement, erroneous, irrelevant, and moot .
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Checkout the www.nashbar.com

Today only you get at least 51% off a brand new bike!!!

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