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Old 11-11-07, 08:42 PM
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Need advice AsAp =)

Hello. I have an offer, of getting a 2002 DeVinci Silverstone.

-Rear derailleur : Ultegra
-Front derailleur: 105
-MAvic CXP23 wheels
-Michelin pro racer 2 tires
-carbon fork
-Profile design triathlon extension
-Selle Italia
-Look pedals
-Aluminum frame

BUT, the bike has already 7k on it. Knowing that metal has the property of the fatigue, would tha number of km affect it, or its really the way person rides it?

As for the rest, bike is in absolute perfect shape, not a scratch.
The guy was asking 750 negotiable, but I offered 600.

Is it overpriced or reasonable?
As for the model, I dont know. So I add the picture he sent.
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Knowing that metal has the property of the fatigue, would tha number of km affect it, or its really the way person rides it?
I wouldn't worry about fatigue.

...But getting advice on bikeforums about material science is like getting medical advice from a magic 8 ball.
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LOL. well. for me, its already better than nothing. =P
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does the bike fit you well.. it looks really small...
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LOL. its better than nothing for me... =P
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7k = 4300 miles (for us Americans)...

Not very many miles at all...
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7K is nothing
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does the bike fit you well.. it looks really small...
This is the question. If the bike doesn't fit you, it's worth nothing.
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bike is 18", I am 6'1. BUT, ive been already riding a performance hybrid with an 18" frame, but my seat post makes all the diff. With it, I have 33". ( its a bit high for me, I barely touch the pedals with my tips, bUT that makes me faster...somehow..)

Any idea how much this bike used to be back in 2002?
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Which measurement is 18"? In any case, that's 46 cm. Even with it being a compact frame, that's way too small for someone who's 6'1" tall.
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At 6'1" there is almost no way you should buy that bike.
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Youre right. I really need something like, 24". Thanx for advice. Just saved me 600$.
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Yikes! 6'1 on a 48 cm!
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what if I get the biek just for the parts. And get a Fetish or Leader frame off ebay, would the parts fit?
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Fatigue is not a property, it's a phenomenon.
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Those are not paticularly good parts for $600, especially used. You can buy an Ultegra 10 speed group for that much on probikekit.com. Keep looking, something will come up.
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+1. Keep looking.
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