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    newbie with questions

    hi all i am in the market for my 1st road bike. my budget is well under $1000, so i have been looking at some base model allez', treks, and a few others. i am less than impressed with the bottom end components on these bikes. however, i have come across a 2003 Cannondale r600 triple that seems to fit me very well and has some new upgrades, such as a chris king headset, mavic aksium wheels, brand new 25mm gator skins, and a few others i cant remember. the guy is asking $600. i could probably get him to come down a bit, but is this bike worth close to this price? would anyone recommend buying a new base model and upgrading later rather than going used? all input is apprecated. thanks

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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Welcome to BikeForums.
    This is the Introductions forum.

    Ask the folks in the Road Cycling forum about the Cannondale. You'll get more replies from them.
    My thoughts: the bike is 6 years old and sold for $1200 when new, so $600 seems high to me.
    My bikes --> 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2011 Felt Z4

    Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~ Charles Schultz

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