Hey everyone, I know there are various "for trade" threads floating around but I have two issues with them...
#1 I am not really looking to do any shipping
#2 I am combining two different forums with my request
...allow me to explain.
I currently am trying to get my girlfriend into road riding with me and she is really enjoying it, up to a degree. The limiting factor right now is she is on my mountain bike, which actually fits her well, but obviously with a suspension fork, flat bars, large tires, heavy weight, etc it puts her at a major disadvantage.
The mountain bike is a 2005 Kona Shred, which brand new was about an $800 bike. I bought it before I was into cycling and quickly realized I was not into mountain biking. It got used sparcely for 2 months and then I bought my road bike and haven't ridden it since. I would say between her and I it has MAYBE 250 miles on it and about 25 of those are dirt.
To stop rambling and get to the point I would love to swap for a road bike. I am not picky about brand, color, etc. The only thing I ask is that it be complete, have "brifters" (campy or shimano is not a concern to me but I don't want her to have to deal with downtube shifters right now as she still isn't entirely comfy on the bike), be in good shape, and be either a 56cm, 57cm, or 58cm.
I will drive to wherever in So. Cal so you will not be out any gas money or otherwise. I can take any pictures that are needed/wanted.
Figured this might be a good way for someone who has a roadie collecting dust now that they have upgraded from their first bike to get something else.
Hopefully this post won't ruffle any mod feathers as I am not looking to sell or make a profit.
Thanks in advance.