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Old 03-07-23, 07:02 AM
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Help with bike evaluation

The following bike popped up on the local marketplace, it's listed for 300 euros, can you give your opinion on the bike's worth, cos I can't manage to find anything about the shimano rs70 wheels + the frame does not have any labels on it. I see a lot of oval parts, so maybe a repainted fuji? 2x10 mix of older 105 and ultegra, do you know what groupset those brakes are from? kupujemprodajem. com/bicikli/ drumski-trkacki/drumas-m/oglas/147462321 You cant add photos before making 10 posts, kinda stupid
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I cannot ID the bike and/or brakes, but if it fits you properly and is in good mechanical working order, it could be a good choice.
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It looks kind of tired. It will probably need cables, bar tape etc. If you like the bike and it fits you, you can always offer less for it knowing you will have to repair/replace items.
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Don't be afraid to offer half the asking price and walk away if they stand firm.

If you aren't a DIY'er and know everything about adjusting the DR's, changing cables and other things, then you could easily spend more money on the bike than it's worth. Maybe even more than it's original MSRP.

If you can't assess the bikes mechanical condition then look for a bike that is obviously well maintained and in good running order. A new cheap bike might be better than a used great bike with lots of mechanical needs.
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Originally Posted by Frank72
It looks kind of tired. It will probably need cables, bar tape etc. If you like the bike and it fits you, you can always offer less for it knowing you will have to repair/replace items.
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Don't be afraid to offer half the asking price and walk away if they stand firm.

If you aren't a DIY'er and know everything about adjusting the DR's, changing cables and other things, then you could easily spend more money on the bike than it's worth. Maybe even more than it's original MSRP.

If you can't assess the bikes mechanical condition then look for a bike that is obviously well maintained and in good running order. A new cheap bike might be better than a used great bike with lots of mechanical needs.
Seller is asking 300$... I mean...
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Originally Posted by eduskator
Seller is asking 300$... I mean...
But the bike appears to be a low end bike. And has seen way better days.

I wouldn't even offer $100 USD. I have no idea what used bikes go for where ever the OP is. However like the US, I suspect many are way over priced and expect their customer to be new to cycling and not so on top whether a bike is really in condition for the price asked.

The OP mentioned Fuji, but Fuji today is not the Fuji of the 80's. Maybe not quite a discount store bike but not much better.
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Originally Posted by Iride01
The OP mentioned Fuji, but Fuji today is not the Fuji of the 80's. Maybe not quite a discount store bike but not much better.
That is not true. Fuji make/market some very fine bikes. My carbon framed, and Di2 equipped, Fuji SL is a fine bike.
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
That is not true. Fuji make/market some very fine bikes. My carbon framed, and Di2 equipped, Fuji SL is a fine bike.
You might be correct. Fuji isn't a common brand anymore around here. So maybe I've just lumped them unfairly into the same category as other bike brands from the 70's, 80's and 90's that went out of business and had their names bought to be used on discount store bikes that are cheaply made.

The few new Fuji's I've seen do look decently made up close. So maybe a good bargain bike. But still, I wouldn't offer 300 anything for a bike in that apparent condition. Even if it is only cosmetic.
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Fuji makes excellent bikes, and ordinary bikes, but no garbage bikes.

I liken them to a small Giant ... the name doesn't carry much cachet, but the bikes are ion par with the competition ... and generally offer very good value because the name carries less weight.

Any race weekend, I see some riders on Giants and Fujis .... all he big brands:Trek/Spec, Cannondale, and some smaller-makerm.achinery ,,,, but always a handful for Giants and Fuijis
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Originally Posted by Maelochs
Fuji makes excellent bikes, and ordinary bikes, but no garbage bikes.

I liken them to a small Giant ... the name doesn't carry much cachet, but the bikes are ion par with the competition ... and generally offer very good value because the name carries less weight.

Any race weekend, I see some riders on Giants and Fujis .... all he big brands:Trek/Spec, Cannondale, and some smaller-makerm.achinery ,,,, but always a handful for Giants and Fuijis
Agree- Fuji makes great bikes, and is still making great bikes, they just are not as prevalent as the big brands. My SST 3.0 rocks and has rocked since 2013
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Just the condition of the bar tape would put me off. That bike has seen a lot of use and the tape indicates to me that it wasn't well maintained
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