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Old 02-15-24, 04:31 PM
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Possibly buying bike on ebay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/325931217580?du=5&mkevt=1&mkpid=0&emsid=e11304.m3112.l46401&mkcid=7&ch=osgood&euid=3a141efe5d2e4332a 61639dc20b16676&bu=43042912055&osub=-1%7E1&crd=20240215145200&segname=11304&ul_noapp=true

any thoughts on this? Too much money? Too risky? Thanks
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It might not be a lot for what it is but it seems like a lot to spend on a used bike which I assume is many miles away from you.
If I was going to spend that kind of money I would want to deal with a local shop.
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Originally Posted by big john
It might not be a lot for what it is but it seems like a lot to spend on a used bike which I assume is many miles away from you.
If I was going to spend that kind of money I would want to deal with a local shop.
thatís what I was thinking. Local shop experiences have been very meh so far, even when spending plenty. :/
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Originally Posted by icedmocha
https://www.ebay.com/itm/325931217580?du=5&mkevt=1&mkpid=0&emsid=e11304.m3112.l46401&mkcid=7&ch=osgood&euid=3a141efe5d2e4332a 61639dc20b16676&bu=43042912055&osub=-1%7E1&crd=20240215145200&segname=11304&ul_noapp=true

any thoughts on this? Too much money? Too risky? Thanks
You dont need all that junk in the url, it can only cause problems, so:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/325931217580

Then its nice to provide the bike so we can be sure this is what your asking about:
2022 S-Works Aethos Size 54 SRAM Red eTap AXS 13.98lb 6.34 kg Raw Carbon

>bike blue book 2022 S-Works Aethos with Red eTap in the best condition possible:



Conclusion: that is high private range sale, probably best to buy locally
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If I was spending that kind of money on a used (or new) bike, Iíd definitely want to inspect in person and test ride.
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Originally Posted by icedmocha
thatís what I was thinking. Local shop experiences have been very meh so far, even when spending plenty. :/
What about mail order?
Specialized Tarmac SL8 Expert Road Bike (Gloss Smoke/Obsidian) (49cm) - Performance Bicycle (performancebike.com)
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Thanks for saving me money and a headache all! Iíll wait until something closer comes up. Or save and buy a No22 titanium.
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Located in NY but pickup in Florida?
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Dream build with that bar tape?

Why have they had enough of it after less
than 100 miles? And it looks like at least $14kís worth at UK prices (if you believe any bike is worth that). Something seems fishy.
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Does not accept returns. That is a red flag for me. 7.5k. Sight unseen. No way
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What frames were they using in 2022? Current frames for S-Works Aethos is Fact 12r. But if that is Fact 10r, then you could get a Specialized Aethos Expert for much less money brand new.
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Originally Posted by Iride01
What frames were they using in 2022? Current frames for S-Works Aethos is Fact 12r. But if that is Fact 10r, then you could get a Specialized Aethos Expert for much less money brand new.
Fact 12r
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Originally Posted by icedmocha
Thanks for saving me money and a headache all! Iíll wait until something closer comes up. Or save and buy a No22 titanium.
If No.22 is on your radar, I say go for it. The S-work is a nice machine but a No.22 would be unique, built for you and likely last a lifetime. I am a little biased, because I know some of the folks that make them (former Serotta staff), but they have won awards and make some pretty sweet rigs.
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Originally Posted by choddo
Dream build with that bar tape?

Why have they had enough of it after less
than 100 miles? And it looks like at least $14kís worth at UK prices (if you believe any bike is worth that). Something seems fishy.
curious - what brand bar tape is on the bike ?
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Originally Posted by t2p
curious - what brand bar tape is on the bike ?
Dunno but it damn ugly
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Just looked closer at the photos on my PC



That happened in less than 100 miles?

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