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    Track bike, is this worth $2000 AUS??

    Is this a good deal?

    http://www.bikeexchange.com.au/bikes/show/100072916

    It has been used for a year, no scratches, no crashes/damage. Have checked it.

    I've got a refundable deposit on it, just want to make sure its a good deal from more experienced cyclists.

    Your help would be much appreciated!

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    Nice bike, but if the front wheel is 26" and the rear is 700c (which I _think_ is the case) the bike is illegal for UCI competition. That may not matter to you.

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    I think that one could assemble a comparable and UCI-legal track bike for that much, or considerably less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    I think that one could assemble a comparable and UCI-legal track bike for that much, or considerably less.
    How so? $2000 Aus = $1650 USD.

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    Yeah, forgot about the conversion rate.

    Regardless, that's not a great deal for $1600.
    Quote Originally Posted by doofo View Post
    the main cause of fit problems is riding your bike

    you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination

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    The retail on those frames is only around 2K.

    So basically you're paying $2K for a used frame/forks and a bunch of what appear to be junk parts. As one of the other guys said it's not race legal in it's current setup, you need 2 wheels the same diameter.

    I've seen those old HED discs going on ebay for a few hundred.

    If it was me, I'd buy spend a few extra bucks by buying the frame/forks then putting a decent build on it.

    I'm personally racing on one of those frames at the moment. It's not bad.

    My build is:

    Hillbrick frame/forks
    Miche rear disk (Zipp 900)
    TWE front carbon 50mm or X-treme 80mm front carbon
    TWE cranks/rings
    Thomson stem
    Easton EC90 track bars

    I got mates rates on quite a bit of the above, but my total build cost was only about $3,500 (AU).

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    haggled

    i've just haggled it down to $1700AUS and am still wondering whether its a good purchase.

    any ideas?/ help? would be much appreciated!

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    It depends, if you are fast and like the bike - buy it.

    If you are not fast don't buy it. Everyone will expect extortionate speed on that and you'll have to deliver - Otherwise they will laugh and you will cry.

    Thats why I ride a pile of sh*t and take 'em by surprise
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    Quote Originally Posted by mezza View Post
    extortionate speed
    I love this expression.

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