Local bike -- Advice?
Hey guys, what's up?
I need some advice on a bike I found on craigslist...does it look nice? How much would it be worth?
it is a Fuji Aloha time trial bike
Cane Creek carbon fiber fork
CycleOps Magnetic trainer
Maybe I should have said "is this bike worth $600 off of Craigslist"?
Trainer and bike combo - might be worth it. Wheels look like 650s - might stop me. How's the fit of the bike for you? Not worth spending $100 if the bike won't work for you.
If your budget would allow, the $995 Nemesis off Bikes Direct is pretty much the same frame but Brand New with brand new Ultegra/mix components, 700 wheels, your size, and not yellow and blue. If $600 is your budget, and it fits, it looks like its in great shape and you wouldn't find much better for the price.
I'm going to test ride it tomorrow, so we will see how well it fits.
I can't really see going over 600 for my first real bike. I'm going to see if they are 650 or 700 when I go check it out. I'm getting excited!
The bike fits me really, really well. Rides smooth and is incredibly light.
But -- the wheels are 650s. I've seen a few reasons why not to get 650s, and some reasons to get them. For 600 bucks including a $150 stationary trainer, should I go for it anyway?