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1990's 56cm Specialized Epic Comp /600 tri

Old 03-10-18, 11:44 PM
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1990's 56cm Specialized Epic Comp /600 tri

is this a good deal. I been messaging with the seller and the bike look and has good components.
He is asking $420 plus shipping.

Need a 2nd opinion

Specialized Epic Comp
shimano 600 tri 8spd group set
Mavic wheels with 600 hubs.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Spe...53.m1438.l2649

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Spe...53.m1438.l2649

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Old 03-11-18, 09:20 AM
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I would not pay $515 for it. BUT, since you live only a few minutes west from the seller, set up up a time to meet and test ride. If you like it, make a deal in the $350ish range.

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Old 03-11-18, 11:04 AM
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While carbon fibre bonding technology had evolved significantly by the early 1990s, I would not commit to buying a carbon fibre frame or bicycle without being to inspect it, in person. Just based on the photos, there appears to be something taking place at the top tube junction with the seat lug. From the picture, I can't tell if it's just something cosmetic, like gel coat damage, or something more serious, like de-lamination. Without inspecting it in person, I'd bid the value you'd be comfortable paying for just the components.
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CONDITION, CONDITION, CONDITION......
That's what It's all about with all bonded framed bikes......
For me personally, I would not consider buying any CF or aluminum framed bike that has signs of corrosion or delamination at the tube/lug junctions. Otherwise, small surface scratches on the tubes middle sections should not really he a problem....
Be also aware that bonded framed bikes require a different amount of care than steel framed bikes. To put it short, never ever put them away wet, after rides.....or just have other bikes (steel or welded Al or Ti or modern monocoque framed CF) to ride in wet weather...
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