Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    How does this bike look?

    I hate to be that guy who makes his first post asking people to review a bike but I'm pretty impatient and really want to get some real bikers opinions on this bike. I saw it and knowing little to nothing about bikes thought it was a decent deal. And the bike looks pretty sick.

    So what do you guys think? Is the bike worth it?

    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik/1951855291.html

    There's the link. Here are the specs from the page in case the link dies:

    Specialized Langster track bike with lots of upgrades! It has brakes and a flip flop hub so you can run it fixed or as a single speed. This is an awesome bike. Super light and fast. Email me if you want larger pics.

    matte black frame, great condition.
    Charcoal gray Velocity deep V's with machined rims laced to black Velocity hubs (flip-flop rear).
    Brand new Nitto bullhorn handlebars with new time trial levers.
    Campagnolo Centaur brakes
    Brand new 19 tooth freewheel currently installed. IRO 18 tooth fixed cog with lockring will be included. (The cog is not on the wheel right now.)
    Sugino crankset. 48 tooth chainring.
    Specialized armadillo tires, hardly worn.
    90mm Salsa stem
    Fizik Arione saddle. (It's kinda worn, still good.)
    Frame has very few scratches, absolutely no dents or other damage.


    50cm seat tube c-t (Specialized doesn't size by the seat tube measurements)
    about 53cm effective top tube
    Stand over is about 30 inches (76.5cm)

    You gotta go to the link to see the picture.

  2. #2
    Senior Member IcySmooth52's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Portland, ME
    My Bikes
    Fuji Altamira 2.0 '12, Marin Palisades Trail SE 29er '13, & Trek T1 '11
    Posts
    835
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think that's a little too much asked in the middle of the great recession. Besides the saddle and wheels the rest isn't much of upgrades in my opinion. I'd talk him down to $400.
    '12 Fuji Altamira 2.0 "Raven" - '13 Marin Palisades Trail SE 29er "Matilda" - '11 Trek T1 "Voskhod"

  3. #3
    Senior Member Philasteve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    1,080
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yeah, its a nice bike if you really want it shoot him an offer. But I would try to haggle him down a little big on cl you can usually get em down 50-100 bucks.

  4. #4
    Senior Member Capocaccia's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    403
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Way too overpriced. Payed 550$ for my 2009 Brand new and thats either the 2004 or 2005 Langster. MSRP for the 2005 is 600$ and 2004 is $400 referenced here: http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...0615&Type=bike

    He might have a little money into it but its not worth a penny more than like 350-400$.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    They sell furniture too. ****ing posers.

  5. #5
    Constant tinkerer FastJake's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Posts
    6,119
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Cool but overpriced. You could probably do better. Also, how tall are you? That's a small bike.

  6. #6
    Junior Member Mister-Twoster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    OAKLAND
    My Bikes
    Tommaso Augusta
    Posts
    20
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    very small, but would make for a great first bike if it fits! ask to go see it. ride it around the block and just be like "i really like it but i only brought 400 cash" or something. or just haggle however youre use to haggling.

  7. #7
    Senior Member Kayce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    St Louis
    Posts
    1,843
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I dont know where youre getting that overpriced idea from. This bike is very fairly priced. I guess people are just used to buying things undervalued off of craigslist. There are a whole heck of a lot nice, well thought out upgrades on this bike. If it fits, and things are in the condition that they say they are I would defiantly go for it.

  8. #8
    Senior Member indiglow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    199
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have the exact same bike, and the geometry is actually more track-like than the newer Langsters. Plus, its a better looking bike (IMO), so the newer vs. older argument doesn't hold much weight. Like Kayce said, it has quite a few upgrades, and seems to be reasonable, but simple economics dictates that u want to pay as little as you can. I would go with 500, and haggle, but I wouldn't balk if the guy was firm on the price.

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    40
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Kayce View Post
    I dont know where youre getting that overpriced idea from. This bike is very fairly priced. I guess people are just used to buying things undervalued off of craigslist. There are a whole heck of a lot nice, well thought out upgrades on this bike. If it fits, and things are in the condition that they say they are I would defiantly go for it.
    +1

    This is a great deal. Great components, great bike, great condition, great price. I would check it out before purchasing it, obviously, to make sure it's in good condition. Pay close attention to the bearings, as this is usually what people overlook.
    If you can talk him down, by all means do it, but even if you cant, still go for it.
    But take off that silly TT pad

    Bottom Line:

    BUY IT

  10. #10
    Oscillation overthruster Dr. Banzai's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Duncan, BC
    My Bikes
    Cinelli Mash / CAAD9 5
    Posts
    1,532
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Example: A $500 bike plus $500 in parts does not equal a $1000 bike. A $3000 car with $1000 worth of new shocks and brakes does not make it $4000, it is still a $3000 car (unless the price is artificially low due to bad shocks)

    The price of any product/service, if it is represented properly is fair once the buyer agrees to it. If you really want this bike and he takes an offer of $400 then you paid the right price for what you wanted. If he only takes $450 for it and you ride away happy then you still paid a fair price for it.

    I just sold my Trek T1 on CL. I was asking $550 and I got $500. So $450 is about that this guy is expecting no?

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    im, hungary
    Posts
    1,984
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    id buy a t1 for 500.

  12. #12
    Senior Member seau grateau's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    LA
    My Bikes
    Shogun Selectra (geared), Affinity Lo Pro (fixed)
    Posts
    5,386
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Two general rules of buying and selling used equipment:

    Buyer: Always lowball the seller.
    Seller: Anything used and in good condition is worth 60% MSRP.

    500 is a pretty reasonable price, from what I can see. Try offering him 400 or 450. If he says OK, you saved a bunch of money. If not, you've lost nothing.
    Quote Originally Posted by adriano View Post
    thanckx.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    "I made love to your mother dozens of times last week, and she doesnt know what a worn chain ring looks like"

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •