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    which bike do i get or neither?

    i was looking into road bikes and i walked into my lbs.
    they were selling a '05 releigh competition and he offered it to me for 1175
    or an '03 international for 975

    which one should i buy? or should i hold out for a different bike
    i relaly dont' want to spend more than 1,200
    really i wanna spend about 1k

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    Neither

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    ditto

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    thanks! what would you recommend then for around that price range..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Longfemur View Post
    I do kind of suspect that many people on here read and look at their bicycle more than they ride, though, otherwise they couldn't possibly offer the advice they do with a straight face.

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    do NOT buy a bikesdirect bike or we will smack you down. )

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    Quote Originally Posted by doctortalk121 View Post
    do NOT buy a bikesdirect bike or we will smack you down. )
    Now someones gunna have to tell him why.
    "I didn't see him/her" is a confession, not an excuse.

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    Trek 1200 [Or do they not sell those in N.America anymore?]
    Bianchi C2C Via Nirone
    Felt Z90
    Lemond Etape
    Die schokoladenseite des radfahrens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treefox View Post
    Trek 1200 [Or do they not sell those in N.America anymore?]
    Bianchi C2C Via Nirone
    Felt Z90
    Lemond Etape
    I *had* a Via Nirone and can vouch for it being a great bike. Any questions on them, just ask. N.B. Mine was crushed by a car, its carbon fiber didnt spontaneously combust.

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    jamis makes a great entry bike... i do like the bianchi one. also scattante or fuji from performance bike are usually cheap and have really decent components on them...
    LOOK / BMC / CERVELO / BRIDGESTONE / TREK / COLNAGO

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    thanks guys

    thanks guys for the advice! due to my dad's 60th coming up..
    the money that would've gone to a bike will probably go there..
    i'll have to start looking for a bike winter of next year

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