Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: East Florida
Bikes: '66 Raleigh Superbe, 80 Nishiki Maxima, 07 Gary Fisher Utopia, 09 Surly LHT
I'll bet you could find a really nice used bike, 2 or 3 years old, that retailed for 1500-2000, for 700 or so. You can find one with the disc brakes you want, and build a new wheel with the internal hub. You could end up with much better components for your 1000. New bikes in the 1000 range will probably have cheap wheels anyway.
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