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Old 09-17-09, 12:09 PM   #1
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A worthy deal? Jamis Ventura Sport for 350 with Upgrades

Hi, So i posted on CL asking people if they had a bike for a 5'9" college student (nice road bike) that they would be willing to sell for a really good deal in order to see it go to a good home. I got this email from a guy and this is what he said-- worth 350?

I have a nice Jamin Ventura sport that I can sell for $350. I am 5’10” and the only reason I am selling is because I am into Mountain Bikes now. I haven’t listed it on CL yet…didn’t want to sell it until I saw your add.

Stock stuff.

* Kinesis Superlight 7005 triple butted aluminum
frame with a sloping top tube
* Carbon fiber straight blade unicroun fork with
alloy steerer and forged dropouts
* Formula XR5 wheelset
* Shimano Tiagra front and rear derailleurs with
Tiagra Dual Control levers
* SRAM PowerGlide PG-950 9-speed cassette 12-23
* TruVativ Touro crankset 52/42/30
* TruVativ PowerSpline 68x113
* Touring platform pedals with toe clips
* Tektro dual pivot calipers
* Easton Road cockpit
* Avocet Air 40R saddle

Upgrades


> both tires to Vredestein Tri-comp 23c tires
> Shimano Ultegra r derailleur
> Bontrager gel bar tape red
> updated cables/cable housing
> shimano dura ace chain
> dura ace brake pads
> Bontrager superlight tubes
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Old 09-17-09, 12:15 PM   #2
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He said this is what it looks like
http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...port&Type=bike
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Old 09-17-09, 12:18 PM   #3
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a good deal if it's in good shape and fits.
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ok they are pretty good bikes and the upgrades are good?
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depends on how worn it is. tiagra is a solid group, but if the bike has several thousand miles on it, they may be worn to the point where the shifting is getting sloppy, etc....
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seems like a really good deal
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