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    Concord RS 1400

    Since getting this bike last year (my first road bike) I've only been able to find 1 piece of information on it, and it was a post on these forums. It seems to be a decent bike, I've probably only put about 50 miles total on it since buying it in the late summer and i have little to no knowledge on bike components in general but I was wondering if it's a bike that will last me for a while, and perhaps if it will withstand something like the STP since i've signed up for it this year. Really what i'm lookin for as well is what (hopefully cheap as i'm in college) upgrades i can make to it.


    What i do know:
    The rear derailleur is Shimano, no idea what the front is as it has no labels. IIRC the person I bought it from said it was from the late 90's. It wouldn't really be a suprise to me if someone were to say it's a horrible bike, but I really can't afford anything nice yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaroffl View Post
    Since getting this bike last year (my first road bike) I've only been able to find 1 piece of information on it, and it was a post on these forums. It seems to be a decent bike, I've probably only put about 50 miles total on it since buying it in the late summer and i have little to no knowledge on bike components in general but I was wondering if it's a bike that will last me for a while, and perhaps if it will withstand something like the STP since i've signed up for it this year. Really what i'm lookin for as well is what (hopefully cheap as i'm in college) upgrades i can make to it.
    wont see any benefit with:


    wont withstand:


    but it would probably make seattle to portland. however, i would question the level of comfort or performance

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    If you've ridden it 50 miles in the last 6 plus months................. I'm sure it will last a long long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyakdiver View Post
    If you've ridden it 50 miles in the last 6 plus months................. I'm sure it will last a long long time.
    yay for sarcasm..



    The first reply made me LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaroffl View Post
    yay for sarcasm..



    The first reply made me LOL
    i was hoping i wouldnt offend you.

    is seatle to portland the stp you were referring to?

    i googled STP bike ride and thats what came up. back to back 100 mile days is pretty serious for a beginner. you are going to have to put in quite a bit of saddle time to prevent that ride from being miserable. You will also want to make sure the bike is in as best shape as it can be. being a 10+ year old low end bike there is a good chance that the grease is all but dried up in the bottom bracket, headset, and hubs (if there ever was much)

    cliff notes:
    #1 GET IN SHAPE!
    #2 make sure the bike is mechanically sound

    #3 if you put the mileage in, and really like the sport invest in a better bike before dumping money in this one. if i were a begenner or on a budget i would be drooling over the new allez sport (hell i still want one but have no excuse for it) its a lower end (but very respectable) classic road bike that retails for about $600

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