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1997 5500 OCLV 58 cm

Old 07-26-17, 08:34 AM
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1997 5500 OCLV 58 cm

Hello all,

I'm new here and have an opportunity to buy one of these from a friend of a friend who has apparently rebuilt it a couple years ago (images attached). I've been an MTB rider for many years but looking for something I can ride on the paved network of trails around my house in the 'burbs. Definitely looking for an inexpensive option but with good value that will last for at least a few years so I can determine if the style and positioning is right for me.

He's asking about $325 and I'm going to look at it tonight so please post any and all comments or advice.

Thank you in advance!
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The price seems to be in the ballpark. I saw another 5500 OCLV with DuraAce sell for $550 on ebay. Is it your size? That's the most important thing. If so, then take it for a test ride. Make sure that the shifting is smooth with no skipping in any gear (try them all). Make sure that the steering tracks straight with hands off the bars. Check the frame and fork for any cracks or gouges on the chianstay near the chainring.

Edit: The blue book entry for this is here:

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