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  1. #1
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    Newbie needing help on first purchase

    This site has been very educational and I wished I had found it earlier in my bike search. I am begining to get into tri's and hence need to purchase a bike but don't want to break the bank with my first steps into cycling.

    I can purcahse the bike for $400 which includes shipping from Colorado to Georgia. I have been to several bike shops and know that it is the correct size and that I want an aluminum frame. Since I have little experience I am wondering whether I am getting a good deal. Below are the specs.

    Thanks for the help!

    Brand: Cannondale
    Model: cad 3
    Frame Material: Aluminum
    Model Year: 2000
    Frame Size: 61 cm
    Shimano Ultegra front derailure
    Shimano 600
    Carbon fiber front forks
    Vuelta Bassano seat

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    Oct 2005
    Orting Wa.
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    Rivendell Atlantis, Rivendell Rambouillet, Co Motion Big A,l Klein Adroit
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    Since the $400 includes shipping I would say that the Cannondale is a pretty good deal. If you could post a picture of the bike and more details of the components, you might be able to get more feedback on how good the deal is.
    Rivendell Alantis, Rivendell Rambouillet, Klein Adroit, Co Motion Big AL

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