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Old 12-08-12, 12:49 AM
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I know a guy selling a nice Specialized Carbon frame for a little above your budget...
Geee I wonder who? It's definitely NOT some dude named ddeadserious.
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Should I buy a cinelli gazetta in my size for 260?

Edit: Frame only
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Old 12-08-12, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by ddeadserious View Post
I know a guy selling a nice Specialized Carbon frame for a little above your budget...
only $230 out of my budget haha
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Old 12-08-12, 02:38 PM
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Should I buy an aerospoke or will I be made fun of, I found one for 150 on craigslist.
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Old 12-08-12, 06:49 PM
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I've wanted to get into mountain biking. My roommate has this, pretty much unused.

http://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/B...e#.UMPd16zhcnV

$100. Should I?
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Old 12-08-12, 06:50 PM
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Should I buy an aerospoke or will I be made fun of, I found one for 150 on craigslist.
Buy it and flip it. I think aerospokes look cool, so I would probably keep it. Don't expect it to earn any cred with the trackies though.
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Old 12-08-12, 06:51 PM
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Hell yeah.
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Originally Posted by GMJ View Post
I've wanted to get into mountain biking. My roommate has this, pretty much unused.

http://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/B...e#.UMPd16zhcnV

$100. Should I?
Disc or V brakes?

What kind of riding?
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Old 12-08-12, 09:03 PM
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Disc. Just regular ol' trail riding. The only places to ride that I know of around here are some simple singletracks. I would love to eventually get technical, but I consider this a starting point.
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Originally Posted by Muffin Man View Post
only $230 out of my budget haha
I could work a bit with you...
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Old 12-09-12, 12:28 PM
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Just realized its a size too big too :/
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Well crap.
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should i buy a used gruppo from ebay for my roadbike project?

anything i should be wary of when buying a whole set?
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Which groupset?
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Old 12-10-12, 11:30 PM
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im not really sure to be honest, i was just looking at prices and saw that new stuff costs as much (+) my whole bike i have now so, trying to avoid that.
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Old 12-10-12, 11:46 PM
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im not really sure to be honest, i was just looking at prices and saw that new stuff costs as much (+) my whole bike i have now so, trying to avoid that.
You can always give microshift shot, I've been hearing nothing but good stuff about them.

Nonetheless, DA 7800 is a good place to start in the 2nd hand market for a top notch group.
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Old 12-11-12, 12:01 AM
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call me vain, but im not terribly fond of the looks of most of the shimano stuff, microshift looks kinda similar
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Old 12-11-12, 12:10 AM
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Sram is nice.
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Old 12-11-12, 12:37 AM
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Sram is nice.
But campy is nicer.
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Old 12-11-12, 12:44 AM
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I was just looking at prices and saw that new stuff costs as much (+) my whole bike i have now so, trying to avoid that.
Not in this case.
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Old 12-11-12, 09:11 AM
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Get a 5500, 6500, or 7700 group they pop up all the time and cost 400 at most. These came out before shimano started making everything fugly. Just make sure its in good condition. I have a friend thats selling a full 105 5500 group in almost new condition fo 175! Thats an amazing price!

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Im not too concerned with models at this point since i havent really started researching stuff

im mostly just wondering if buying a used gruppo is a good idea or not, more moving parts than im used to

if it helps im leaning towards something more modern like sram however
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Old 12-11-12, 02:42 PM
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Sram groups aren't as common in the used market as Shimano or Campy. Buying used is a good idea but make sure it's not to worn.
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Sram groups aren't as common in the used market as Shimano or Campy. Buying used is a good idea but make sure it's not to worn.
Or crashed.
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Threads are always what scare me off of buying used parts
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