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Old 07-28-10, 01:58 PM
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centurion sport DLX

I am loooking at this centurion sport DLX. It is 48 cm, 700c wheel set, fully tuned. They're asking $275. Do you think this is worth it? I've been hard-pressed to find a good road bike for my size in Louisiana, and I'm new to the road bike world... Thanks for any advice!
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Hi Kristin, welcome to the forums. can you get a better pic? the Centurion experts wil be by shortly. it loks to be in good shape from what I can tell from that pic. but I don't know the components on it.
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Hi Kristin, welcome to the forums. can you get a better pic? the Centurion experts wil be by shortly. it loks to be in good shape from what I can tell from that pic. but I don't know the components on it.
Thanks for your quick reply. Here are a couple more pictures!
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Old 07-28-10, 02:53 PM
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That's a high price for a DT shifter bike. Assuming it is in good shape and ready to ride, I would try to get it for around $225. Anything over that mark is above market around here, but if you end up paying $25 over market for a nice bike that fits, that's not so bad either.

Small racing bikes are hard to find and sell at a premium. The premium here is higher than what I see in my area.

One other comment: all of the manufacturers changed the specifications on various models just about every year. So some years, this would be a better bike than other years. Its all about what the frame is made out of, and what model (NOT BRAND!!) components it has. For example, Shimano is not a model of component, it is a brand. You will find junky Shimano parts on Walmart bikes, and you will find outstanding Shimano parts on top end bikes. Its all about what model Shimano.
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Old 07-29-10, 08:17 AM
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Thanks so much for your insight. Now I have my first road bike! Your wisdom is much appreciated.

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Old 07-29-10, 08:55 AM
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Enjoy it. John does a good job with those older bikes. I'll look for you out riding it.
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Old 07-29-10, 09:01 AM
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Haha - thanks!
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Pretty bike. Size matters and costs some, too. Take care of it, and it'll last a long time, serve you well.
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