As long as the 6500 fits good, go for it. I saw your other thread, and being that you're 5'9" and the bike is a 19.5", I imagine the bike would be too big for you, but who knows. I'm 6' and used to ride a 21 inch, but now I went down to a 19" and wow it is a much better fit for me, so I'm thinking a 19.5 frame would be too big for someone who is 5'9". But $600 is a steal for a 6500, especially if it's only been ridden twice and has nothing wrong with it.
btw, you're not gonna get a decent FS for under 1k unless you buy from some place like bikesdirect.com, and even then they only have about 1 or 2 that are any good for that price.
Last edited by eminefes; 10-27-08 at 08:17 PM.