Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 03-08-07, 08:59 PM
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Good deal from LBS?

What I was looking for:
I've been searching for a new/used bike for a bit, going to be a city commuter and general transportation. I need something fairly compliant with relaxed geometry as I broke my back several years ago, I want STI shifting and 105 or better components, I'm a 55-56 btw (~31" inseam and 5'11)

What I found:
'05 Iron Horse Excelsior Race for $999 + 100 in shop bucks, full Ultegra, besides the cranks, aluminum w/ carbon rear stays and fork, lifetime tuneups etc.

I've been shopping around quite a bit, mainly looking for a quality steel bike fitting what I want in my size in my price range (don't want to break the 1k mark as it will be a daily ride and very well could get stolen) and I haven't seen a better deal. Nashbar HAD the '06 model, but are out of the 56cm so thats a no go.

Does anyone else have any recommendations?

There is a Lemond Zurich I've been watching on ebay, but who knows how high that will reach in the next 4 days...
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Don't know the bike but have you considered bikesdirect.com? Big ugly steel is real ad on this page =====>
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Originally Posted by anomaly
What I found:
'05 Iron Horse Excelsior Race for $999 + 100 in shop bucks, full Ultegra, besides the cranks, aluminum w/ carbon rear stays and fork, lifetime tuneups etc.

I've been shopping around quite a bit, mainly looking for a quality steel bike fitting what I want in my size in my price range (don't want to break the 1k mark as it will be a daily ride and very well could get stolen) and I haven't seen a better deal.
Well anywhere near $500 or hell even $300 would be stealable. If you're just going to be looking for a commuter, look for something used and looks beat up. Anything with carbon, and ultergra on it is hugely stealable.
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Don't know the bike but have you considered bikesdirect.com? Big ugly steel is real ad on this page =====>
I have looked at that, but would probably rather get a $200 Dawes and put 105 on it and come out cheaper.
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