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Old 10-31-04, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by tie

Here is my opinion to the original poster. If you want the road bike, get it. I really wouldn't worry so much about aluminum and all that. It will be more fun than a $200 vintage bike (that sucks money when it breaks).
You think an STI/index shifting bike won't suck money when the shifters and other parts go TU? The vintage friction stuff may well last forever and parts can be generally replaced cheaply due to fewer compatibility issues.
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