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Old 02-20-22, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by returnoftheyeti View Post
Its brand new on eBay as damaged /non-operating. The price is good for a low end Allez, but its not a steal. Its my size, and I could use it as a trainer/commuter bike.

Considering it, but not 100% sold on it.
I bought a top-end Specialized M4 in 1999 with less of a dent in the top tube from a Specialized dealer. I paid about 33% of retail, rode it many thousand miles, and the frame was warrantied by specialized when a chainstay broke unrelatedly. That was wothwhile but unfortunately I didn't love the replacement E5 as much as my beloved M4.
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Old 02-22-22, 10:04 PM
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I would not ride that bike without removing the paint to see if a cracked, in aluminum you could have a massive stress riser which will show up at the worst possible time.
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Old 02-23-22, 07:25 AM
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If I owned it, I would ride it. But I would not purchase it.

Aluminum doesn't like to be dented. It will eventually crack and tear. The nice thing about it is that it happens slowly, so it's not likely to be a catastrophic failure.
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Old 02-23-22, 07:27 AM
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Wouldn't ride without a confirmation from a professional that the structural integrity hasn't been compromised. My life is worth more than 100$ or less. Better be safe than sorry!
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Old 02-23-22, 09:36 PM
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You will all have fun then looking through these listings. Some of this seems stupid expensive.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/scratchandd...1&_ipg=&_from=
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Old 02-24-22, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by returnoftheyeti View Post
You will all have fun then looking through these listings. Some of this seems stupid expensive.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/scratchandd...1&_ipg=&_from=
wow

a $2800 williar, that you can't even use, or a 500 slasa warbird that has no useable frame AND no components left but wheels. this guy is really on something.
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