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    redline conquest

    My LBS has a good deal (I think) on an 07 redline conquest for 800. I'm looking to buy it for everyday training rides and maybe some light touring eventually. Any advice on which components are crap and should be traded/replaced? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by nateborn View Post
    My LBS has a good deal (I think) on an 07 redline conquest for 800. I'm looking to buy it for everyday training rides and maybe some light touring eventually. Any advice on which components are crap and should be traded/replaced? Thanks
    hi

    it's a nice bike but we can't help you unless you post the exact spec of the bike you're buying
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    whoops, sorry, here it is:
    FRAME 6061 double butted alloy w disc tabs 130mm spacing
    FORK U6 alloy with alloy steerer
    HEADSET Steel threadless 26.8mm
    F.DERAIL Shimano Tiara 31.8mm
    R.DERAIL Shimano 105 short cage
    SHIFTERS shimano Tiara
    CRANKSET FSA Compact Cross 36 x 46T
    BB FSA 68mmx110mm square taper
    CASSETTE Shimano HG 50 12-25T 9 speed
    PEDALS Shimano M505 clipless
    WHEELSET Ritchey Comp Road 20H frt 24H rear, 14 gauge stainless
    TIRES Maxis raze 700x35WB
    BRAKE Tektro Orvx 992 Canti
    BRAKE LVR Tektro RL 726
    BAR Ritchey Biomax Pro II 25.8mm
    STEM Ritchey Road Comp
    SADDLE Redline
    POST Ritchey 27.2 x 300mm

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    Replace the 46t chainring with a 50t for road riding.

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    $800 is not a good deal for a stock '07 Conquest. You can find them online for $750...

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    Personally, I'd immediately change saddle (selle italia prolink), pedals (time atac) and tyres (specialized armadillo) first but that will be purely personal preference.

    Then, after a couple of months riding or a few 100km I'd think about changing the gearing (cassette + chainrings) but only if I was struggling with over/under gearing.

    Eventually, replacing the shifters with the next model up in the shamino range, if they're compatible, would probably make the shifting more crisp and precise.
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    Yeah, but does it come with fitting and free tuneup (well, "free" at a later date) and maybe minor repairs and/or help?

    OP: the tires are probably wrong for road usage; you want smooth, not knobby, for road riding. Wide is fine, as it will smooth out the ride, but most road bikes use more narrow tires than 35mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by supton View Post
    Yeah, but does it come with fitting and free tuneup (well, "free" at a later date) and maybe minor repairs and/or help?
    Does the one from the LBS? OP didn't say one way or the other... He asked if $800 was a good deal. Based on stock configuration only, no it's not a good deal.

    If the LBS can match the best online price and throw in a fitting and a check up a month later, then it's a good deal.

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    You want to tour? Get a touring bike, because the all aluminum conquest may be too harsh day in and day out on a tour. A surly cross check would be a great in-between choice and will give you more rack mounts than the redline.

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    hello, I paid $599 for the exact same bike at performance. I know the performance in Ventura, CA has one more conquest in stock. It's a 54cm and green. If you call them, they can transfer the bike to your local store and you should get the same price. If they give you any hassle on the price i can always Email you a copy of my reciept for proof. Let me know, and good luck!
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