So I admit that I am a complete newb when it comes to bikes. The last time I rode a bike was 9 years ago in college and that bike was just something to keep me form having to walk to class. Needless to say I didn't have the inclination to be knowledgeable about bikes back then.
My wife and I are getting back into bikes for exercise and fun. To that end, I just picked up a 2004 model Raleigh M80 that has no more than 50 miles on it. The paint looks perfect, and the lady who owned it (daughter of the bike shop owner) used it a couple times on the road. She got rid of it because she rides her hybrid much more, so no need for the M80 anymore.
To my untrained eye, you could put the factory tags back on it and re-sell it as new, as the paint is perfect and the shop mechanic has completely cleaned and calibrated the drivetrain.
The bike has the following upgrades:
- Sunrims DS2-XC 6061 Series Alloy rims hand laced with black spokes to Shimano hubs (HB-M475 front, FH-M475 rear)
- Tioga Factory XC Slick tires
- Wellgo Lu 950 aluminum pedals
- Salsa stem (not sure which model)
- FSA 7075 T6 XC 190 Alloy handlebar
- Serfas RX-921 seat
- Wired and calibrated for a computer (just need to spend the $30 for the computer itself)
(pictures attached further down the thread)
Out the door, including taxes (8.25% here in Houston) it cost me $500.
Does this seem like a good deal? Like I said I'm pretty much a newb when it comes to bikes, so I hope I didn't get ripped off. The folks at the bike shop were very nice and they are all very meticulous about their own personal bikes, so I figured that buying one of their personal lightly used bikes would be a smart purchase as long as the price was acceptable.
If you think I paid too much, please don't be shy. If you think I got a good deal, please let me know that also. I just need to know one way or the other.
Thanks in advance!