Hi I am new to this forum and thought some experienced triathletes could help me out.
Somebody I know is selling her tri bike, QR Private Reserve, 2000 model year, with 6 ironman-worth training on it for $500. It has dura-ace throughout. Is it worth looking into this further to see if it fits me or not, or 7-yr-old bike is not a good idea? I currently have a entry level road bike (LeMond Reno, Tiagra/105) on which I raced for two years (up to Oly distance) and have been thinking about purchasing a better road bike or tri bike as I get more serious and interested in a longer race. Based on a kind of riding I do, a tri bike makes sense but I am not 100% yet.
If it is a potential good buy, how do I go about it? Should I take it to LBS and see if this size fits me (and make them do some adjustments and ride)? I don't have any 'close' relationship with any LBS and I am not sure if they would give me their honest opinion (they would rather sell a brand-new bike to me, I bet, than do fitting an used bike for some fee). Any help/suggestions would be appreciated.