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Old 05-14-21, 11:51 AM
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Spego? Good brand for road bike?

Hi, Everyone - this bike is up for sale on my local neighborhood web site. How does this look? Is price OK? I like the aggressive fork rake.
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I'd be leery of the front brake cables binding on sharp turns, and/or the cables being too tight within their housings. With the fork being turned backwards and all.
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I have never heard of this brand. The fork is backwards. Hard to assess much more with the pic being that dark and crappy.
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Old 05-14-21, 12:14 PM
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I have never heard of this brand. The fork is backwards. Hard to assess much more with the pic being that dark and crappy.

The fork is correct, the handlebars and the frame were installed backwards.
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Old 05-14-21, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
The fork is correct, the handlebars and the frame were installed backwards.
OK. I i will keep that in mind when I try a test ride. Do I need to pedal it backwards?
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OK. I i will keep that in mind when I try a test ride. Do I need to pedal it backwards?
No just use your hands. Feet go on the handlebars.
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Old 05-14-21, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
The fork is correct, the handlebars and the frame were installed backwards.
I see that now. I appreciate the clarification. I don't know how I could have gotten that so wrong.
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Old 05-14-21, 02:07 PM
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Kind of looks like those might be Campy levers. Hard to tell for sure.
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I found this ad from a couple of years ago with better pictures. It doesn't look like a very expensive bike. The drops look really odd.

Unless it has never been ridden, (fork does give that indication), is in perfect condition, and you want to dip your foot into Campy cost, I'd pass on it.

https://www.adverts.ie/road-bikes/go...-l-xl/17299167

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I probably wouldn't buy it! That terrible non drive side picture and how it is poorly put together is a significant don't touch with a ten foot pole. Campy Xenon is the lowest level of campy and it looks like the bike may have some other really low end components. Just because it has Campy does not make it a good bike and at $200 it is way too expensive for what they are offering.

From what I can gather Spego is a brand from French sports department stores sort of like Nishiki at Dicks, slightly better quality than Wally-mart and you may even get a few known components to make it look tempting but closer to Wally-mart than bike shop quality wise. However there isn't a ton of info on the 'Murican Googles and nicht sprechen sie French so Googlés Pari is out of the question.
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I wouldn’t count on much stopping power from the front brake.
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Originally Posted by PJay120 View Post
Hi, Everyone - this bike is up for sale on my local neighborhood web site. How does this look? Is price OK? I like the aggressive fork rake.
You have been a member for almost 2 years, posted 74 times, own a couple of name brand premium bicycles and you are asking for opinions on this obvious troll post. It could be humorous but unfortunately most people take this seriously.
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what about the tchatchkis in that cabinet?

Originally Posted by Atlas Shrugged View Post
You have been a member for almost 2 years, posted 74 times, own a couple of name brand premium bicycles and you are asking for opinions on this obvious troll post. It could be humorous but unfortunately most people take this seriously.
what about the tchatchkis in that cabinet? Should I send the seller an offer on any of those?
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Old 05-17-21, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Atlas Shrugged View Post
You have been a member for almost 2 years, posted 74 times, own a couple of name brand premium bicycles and you are asking for opinions on this obvious troll post. It could be humorous but unfortunately most people take this seriously.
Agreed. I don't appreciate folks doing that, as it makes it tougher when somebody truly new comes along and actually could use some friendly advice.
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Agreed. I don't appreciate folks doing that, as it makes it tougher when somebody truly new comes along and actually could use some friendly advice.
There is something going on with this forum, constant troll posts from the same few damaged individuals detracting from any reasonable discourse on many topics. Typical subject lines, Carbon Safety, Tire Width, Expensive, Tubless, Viability of Cheap Bicycles, Disc Brakes, Some strange Hack and the responders don't check the OP obvious troll history. Getting ready to move on to new pastures.
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Originally Posted by Atlas Shrugged View Post
There is something going on with this forum, constant troll posts from the same few damaged individuals detracting from any reasonable discourse on many topics. Typical subject lines, Carbon Safety, Tire Width, Expensive, Tubless, Viability of Cheap Bicycles, Disc Brakes, Some strange Hack and the responders don't check the OP obvious troll history. Getting ready to move on to new pastures.
And someday these troll threads will all become the top item when someone searches on the Google for those topics....
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what about the tchatchkis in that cabinet? Should I send the seller an offer on any of those?
How about a swap?
Maybe the owner needs a kidney.
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And someday these troll threads will all become the top item when someone searches on the Google for those topics....

Depends on the search: https://www.google.com/search?q=speg...obile&ie=UTF-8
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