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should I buy this bike?

Old 09-04-06, 04:45 PM
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should I buy this bike?

I currently ride a Trek 1200 2003 model. the size is 54. My friend wants me to sell his bike on Craigslist for him. It's a 2004 trek 1200 size 56. I'm comfortable on the 54 and am considering just buying the 56 from him for 450 dollars. I'll try riding it a bit at before buying it but just wondered if anyone though me riding the 56 would be a problem? I'm 5'8" with a 31 inseam. This bike is a cherry with only like 500 miles on it and will include spd pedals and some spare tires.
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Old 09-04-06, 04:47 PM
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it sounds to me like a 56 would most likely be big for you
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I agree

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it sounds to me like a 56 would most likely be big for you
It is a really good deal though and my bike has like 7k on it. I know I just need someone to save me from my self lol.
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I'm 6'0" and I ride a 57. Test ride very carefully.
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Tread very carefully here as a big bike is an unfixable problem. There are no anti-spacers or negative stems to make it fit right. That said, only a test ride will tell you for sure. If you think there is even a slight chance that the frame would be too big, I would pass. Even on a great deal...
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7 k is really nothing on a bike. is it still a good deal if it dosent fit?
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Originally Posted by scum1
It is a really good deal though and my bike has like 7k on it. I know I just need someone to save me from my self lol.
it's not a deal if it's too big and as Millice already mentioned - 7K (whether that's miles or kms is irrelevant) isn't that big of a deal.

It's a fraction of what plenty of folk here do a year, and there aren't that many here who get 2-3 bikes a year. Some, but not many.
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Don't buy it unless you know the 56 is the right size. Listen to a professional fitter if you want to determine whether or not the 56 would fit.
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What's your motivation for buying a 1200 that's a year newer? If yours fits, keep rolling on that.
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Just need a back up bike

I'll most likely pass on it. Thanks for the input. I need a second road bike(who doesn't !). If this on has problems I want to have one I can grab and go if needed. I'll keep looking in the mean time.
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