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2007 Specialized Roubaix Comp

Old 10-13-22, 04:26 PM
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2007 Specialized Roubaix Comp

This seems like a pretty good deal. Assuming it fits at 56cm (I'm 5'10 34 inch inseam). Any reason not to buy for $550?
I'm a little worried about 15 year old carbon fiber and also bicycle blue book only values at $360ish. Opinions? It would be a re-starter bike. I want to ride with a group that averages about 14-15 mph.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3367132620236268/

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Old 10-13-22, 04:40 PM
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Constructive comments only please. Trolls like shelbtv who seem to have no life need not respond. Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-13-22, 05:08 PM
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Awww, that's not nice. I think my little screenshot speaks for itself. Twitchy
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Old 10-13-22, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
Awww, that's not nice. I think my little screenshot speaks for itself. Twitchy
Lol. Such a sad little man. Really I feel bad for you.
Keep bumping my post, though. Hopefully a cyclist will see it soon and help me decide on a bike!
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Old 10-13-22, 05:39 PM
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Somehow I think it will take more than that for you to make a decision.
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Old 10-13-22, 06:19 PM
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Noticed you are you Tennessee! Hey me too! Let's meet up and discuss the problem you have with me in person. I'm in Chattanooga.

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Old 10-14-22, 07:15 AM
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You betcha! If you ever get a bike, come over and we'll go for a ride.
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Assuming it fits and is mechanically sound and no crash damage, I think it's a fine choice.
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I had a 2007, but it was blue and white. Anyhow, I bought a 2012 and I think it’s a better bike. I felt the 2007 was a little sluggish, but for just starting out it was a great bike. You won’t have any guarantee , but Specialized did offer a lifetime guarantee with the bike. I would think the bike would be alright. If something did happen with it, you wouldn’t be out that much money.
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Do you think that's a better deal than the 2004 titanium Lemond for $500?
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Old 10-14-22, 11:20 AM
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I'd offer less for the bike. My D-I-L got a very nice Scott Contessa that is half that age for less than half that price on Facebook Marketplace last year. Got cycling shoes that fit her along with SPD-SL pedals and a helmet included in the deal. Of course your area affects prices and some sellers get offended. I'm willing to let them be offended.

The older the bike the more issues you might have with component compatibilities when you have to change out something that goes bad. And that could get quite costly and require you to change out stuff that hasn't gone bad. Of course you can buy used stuff, but most sellers on eBay and other places want more than new prices for used stuff last time I needed something.

But on the other hand you can just look at it as a inexpensive cost to get you on a bicycle. Assuming $700 is chump change to you. And in that situation, I'd just ride the heck out of it, hope it lasts a year or two and then throw it away or give to someone needing a bike but less fortunate.

Oh....

Public forum. So you can't control who does and doesn't respond to your posts. So IMO, don't try. Just ignore those that don't present anything useful to you.
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Old 10-15-22, 03:35 AM
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That’s my main ride

Excellent bike and great price

i wouldn’t worry about the carbon deteriorating with age, but I would be concerned if it was in a crash

i upgraded a few things on mine, mainly the hubs and spokes (the rims are great) and brake pads

the bike really improved when I switched to 28mm GP5000 tires at low ish pressures. With 23s and high pressures it always felt twitchy on downhills. Now it is solid

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Originally Posted by RoadWearier View Post
Do you think that's a better deal than the 2004 titanium Lemond for $500?
The Roubaix looks fine but whether it's a good (or better than the Lemond) depends on its condition (especially if it's carbon, which I'm assuming that year's model is) which we cannot tell you over the internet.

I like Ti bikes but I ride my carbon bikes more. I feel like Ti bikes hold their value better, though. Maybe this comes down to drivetrain, wheelset, cockpit configuration preference.
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Originally Posted by RoadWearier View Post
Constructive comments only please.

OK..this is constructive(it actually is & more so than other suggestions..), I gotta agree with shelby..after a year and 32 "..is this a good deal?.." threads...you might consider (having a movement) or getting off the pot. Even if you don't buy the perfect bike(hint..there isn't one) you, heaven forbid, might learn something.



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Criticism noted. I will try to take it in the positive manner in which you have delivered it.
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Fw​​​iw I'm meeting the guy with the Lemond based solely on non practical reasons.

The Lemond looks cooler, the guy seems to know bikes and this one has been used. It has Ultegra components and most importantly he is willing to put platform pedals on it so I don't have to go to the trouble or cost of replacing the clipless pedals that were on the specialized. And it's $50 less and closer to the bicycle blue book value
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Originally Posted by fishboat View Post
OK..this is constructive(it actually is & more so than other suggestions..), I gotta agree with shelby..after a year and 32 "..is this a good deal?.." threads...you might consider (having a movement) or getting off the pot. Even if you don't buy the perfect bike(hint..there isn't one) you, heaven forbid, might learn something.


Yay, your post must have done it! At long last a bike had been acquired!!
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
Yay, your post must have done it! At long last a bike had been acquired!!
Who knows..assuming the front end rattle is easily solved..he done good. Really good.
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
Yay, your post must have done it! At long last a bike had been acquired!!

You are such a dick. Swear to God.
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Assuming the Roubaix fits you it may be a little more responsive (being carbon fiber) than the Titanium and my fit you better being a little smaller. How does the top tube measure between the Lemond and the Roubaix?

Good luck!
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I worked at a Specialized dealer for a long, long time and know the bike well. The Roubaix from those years handles more like a truck than a sportive vehicle. It has been redesigned since then and for good reason. I remember being in Morgan Hill doing test rides and the Roubaix was unsettling on downhills as it would not carve turns at high speed as I was accustomed to. Jumped on at Tarmac and immediately felt much more in control.
However, if you are just getting into it, that vintage Roubaix is probably OK, and if it fits, all will be good. FWIW, the way the bike shows in the picture, it is too small for the current rider.
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Old 10-19-22, 01:50 PM
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I think the newer Roubaix have more generous tire clearance.
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
I think the newer Roubaix have more generous tire clearance.
You might not see a need to go to 30 mm, but I remember some from this period that were hard pressed to clear 25. Check carefully, especially at the rear brake bridge.
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I'm assuming that (because it looks setup for someone too large for it ) it hasn't been ridden much?
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Originally Posted by oldbobcat View Post
You might not see a need to go to 30 mm, but I remember some from this period that were hard pressed to clear 25. Check carefully, especially at the rear brake bridge.
I have that model year and can put 28mm on front and back with over 3.5mm clearance all around. This is with conti gp5000s
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