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    Greetings from VA

    Hi there,

    I am looking into biking for exercise and hobby. I biked a lot growing up (riding and wrenching) and I want to get back into it. Looking forward to the great resource here on BikeForums!

    I am thinking of purchasing a used road bike to get best bank for my buck. I came across a 2012 GT Series 3 in excellent shape. The bike has some upgrades but I wanted to get some feedback on price:

    SHIFTERS: Shimano Tiagra 10-speed STI
    CASSETTE: Shimano Tiagra,10-speed 12-28T
    DERAILLEURS:Shimano Tiagra
    LEVERS: Shimano Tiagra STI
    CRANKSET: FSA Vero Compact 50/34T
    BRAKES: RC 452 dual-pivot, cold-forged, with cartridge pad
    SADDLE: GT Bio Morphic dual-density
    WHEELSET: Rims: Jalco DRX 4000 with CNC sidewalls, 28-hole front, 32-hole rear;
    TIRES: Specialized All Condition Armadillo 700X25 in the back, 700X23 in the front

    The seller has agreed to $450. Does this sound like a good deal?

    Many thanks,
    Lucas

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    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    Endangered Serotta Rider Lacumo's Avatar
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    Welcome to BF! On that bike... I’d blow the additional $50 and get the new one. At least then you’ve got the LBS behind it. Not much of a savings, either...

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    Yea, I just saw that! The bike sold anyways...My budget is in the ~$500 range, but it seems like most LBS start around $700 which is why I am looking for used. If I had to stretch my budget I am assuming the extra $200 is a good investment if I know I am getting quality service, warranty, etc.? I am not looking to race, mainly endurance rides so I need something dependable and comfortable. What are some good bikes in the $500-700 range?

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    Welcome, Lucas.
    sharon
    when did I become vintage?

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