Need help picking out an entry level USED road bike
Hi, good folks,
I've opened a thread here recently asking advice about a mixte road bike, and the bulk of advice was to ditch mixte and go all out :). So now I am in the market for a used entry level road bike.
So far on CL I have found a
2008 Trek 1.2 WSD 43cm Road bike - $250 (http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/2008/archive/12wsd). This bike looks well used, but all the wear seems cosmetic.
2009 Specialized Allez sport for $979. The Specialized is way above and beyond my price range, but it has higher end components. Do they justify a $700 price hike? It seems to be in a slightly better shape cosmetically, at least judging by the pictures. What would be considered a fair price for this bike?
What do you think about the two options so far?
I might post a few more options as I scout it out...
I don't want to buy from a LBS, as I think I could get a better bang for my buck used, and I'm nervous buying online from bikesdirect, etc, as I'm afraid to misjudge the fit.
Thank you for your input.