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Old 06-02-10, 09:39 PM   #1
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Should I buy? Thread

2008| IRO Jamie Roy sz 56.


# 2008 White IRO Jamie Roy frame size: 56

# White Velocity Deep-V's (non-machined) laced to Formula hubs (rear wheel is a flip flop hub, but no with no freewheel cog) with DT Swiss black spokes, with a Vittoria Randonneur 700 x 28c in the back, and a Vittoria Rubino 700 x 23c in the front

# Black Chris King headset, Nitto threadless UI-5GX stem 110mm with Nitto B809-AA riser bars (chopped to about 17" wide) and grey Oury grips

# Specialized Comp 143 saddle and Specialized carbon-wrapped seatpost

# Sugino Messenger chainring, Sugino cranks 170mm, Sugino bottom bracket, white KMC chain, and Dura-Ace cog and lockring (gear ratio 42:16)

# Black MKS Sylvan track pedals, MKS toeclips, and white MKS alpha single toe straps

# Optional front brake is black Cane Creek lever








$500 straight
yes no? why
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Old 06-02-10, 09:52 PM   #2
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Offer him 350.
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1. Do you like it?
2. Does it fit you?
3. Do you think it's worth 500 bucks?

If you answered yes to all three of those questions, buy it.
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A huge fatty yes!
Very nice comopnents, Messengers...Chris King headset...Specialized seatpost and saddle.
WOW!
If I were him...I would part out the bike and sell the parts instead...
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Old 06-02-10, 09:58 PM   #5
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A huge fatty yes!
Very nice comopnents, Messengers...Chris King headset...Specialized seatpost and saddle.
WOW!
If I were him...I would part out the bike and sell the parts instead...
thanks

more comments are welcomed
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Old 06-03-10, 03:08 PM   #6
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can anyone else give me some thoughts?
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Old 06-03-10, 09:57 PM   #7
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I definitely thought this was going to be sewing question.
And yes, you should buy the bike. See if you can talk the seller down any for the fun of it, eh?
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Old 06-04-10, 01:06 AM   #8
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$500 is a bit steep for me but OMFG I want on of those frames and that one is in my size, makes me cry...
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A huge fatty yes!
Very nice comopnents, Messengers...Chris King headset...Specialized seatpost and saddle.
WOW!
If I were him...I would part out the bike and sell the parts instead...
You are so sarcastic! Awesome he didn't realize!
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The pictures are terrible. Why doesn't the seller make photos in a high enough resolution so you can see if the frame is undamaged, etc. I would be very suspicious about the bike without checking it in person.
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can anyone else give me some thoughts?
You'll shoot your eye out kid.

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Old 06-04-10, 12:55 PM   #12
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The pictures are terrible. Why doesn't the seller make photos in a high enough resolution so you can see if the frame is undamaged, etc. I would be very suspicious about the bike without checking it in person.


i saw it in person and it looks fine.

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You are so sarcastic! Awesome he didn't realize!

i thought he was serious. was he really just being sarcastic?
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i thought he was serious. was he really just being sarcastic?
I was half serious.
This is not exactly a stellar deal but it is not a crap deal either. I'd definitely talk him down to around 430 or so.
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priceline negotiator!
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at the point of asking BF "should I buy it?" you already know the answer inside your head, so there's really no point in us convincing you otherwise.
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DOES IT FIT GREAT?
If so then talk him down to whatever you can an pull the trigger. Good bike at a slightly higher than average price, then again if it fits well and you love it and its in a condition you deem worthy, then its a great price.
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Hes selling everything for $470 thats the lowest he'll go
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Should I buy thread?
Are you planning to doing some sewing? If so, then yes, buy some thread.
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Are you planning to doing some sewing? If so, then yes, buy some thread.
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Even if you're not planning on doing any sewing, its always good to have some thread around just in case.
Earlier this week I split my favorite pair of riding pants. Sewed them right up and was on the road 10 minutes later.
On my SS of course.
True story.
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Are you planning to doing some sewing? If so, then yes, buy some thread.
beat me to it.

Well played, sir
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Sewing machine is a better investment.
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