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Need advice on a purchase

Old 07-18-12, 06:17 PM
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Need advice on a purchase

just getting into riding for the fitness aspect and I am currently riding a 80s something schwinn world sport and am ready to upgrade and looking for advice. I found a 2009 Trek 1.5 in excellent condition with little outdoor use, i think I can buy it for $500 and am wondering if its a good deal.It is a 56 cm. I am 5'9" and 190lbs.What do you guys think.
This is all I am willing to spend at this time.I have also found a 2006 Specialized Sequoa Elite that a guy want $475 for. Would either bike be better than the other? Thanks
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The Trek is a nice bike.
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Old 07-18-12, 07:22 PM
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The trek for sure, great price.
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Old 07-18-12, 07:23 PM
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56cm may be a little big for you depending on your inseam. That trek is probably going to have a stand over height of just over 31 inches
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Old 07-19-12, 01:19 PM
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Thanks for the replies, I went ahead and bought the trek. Got it for $460.It had a computer, aero bars, and the clip in peadals. Looks brand new so i figured if i didnt like it i could always sell it
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Thanks for the replies, I went ahead and bought the trek. Got it for $460.It had a computer, aero bars, and the clip in peadals. Looks brand new so i figured if i didnt like it i could always sell it
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The bike isn't too big? I'm 5'9'' as well w/ a 30.5'' inseam and I ride 52-54cm bikes depending on manufacturer. Do you feel too stretched out on your bike? It's not a good buy if the bike doesn't fit...
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Old 07-20-12, 08:58 PM
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It is actually a 58 cm but it fits me fine i think. Its comfortable when I ride so it should be good.I probably have a inch to inch an a half clearance when i straddle it
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