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Old 01-23-2008, 09:26 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Ultegra will be fine It's upper-mid level shimano components... SRAM makes good component sets too (that is, I wouldn't totally ignore a bike if it says sram).

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Old 01-23-2008, 10:48 PM   #32 (permalink)
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sometimes you can get a whole campy bike cheap, scoop the group and then resell the frame on ebay

i really like my campy and i'm about the weight of many tandem teams! LOL
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http://burlington.craigslist.org/bik/550147526.html

What do you guys think of this bike? Good price or too high for it? It's pretty close to me so I can ride it before I pick it up. He doesn't list a standover height but I'm about 31.5 inches standover so it should be great.
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Eh, it's a lot of schwag and wasted money.
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If average road bike bb height is 8cm and the bike's a 49cm then I'm getting a top-tube-standover height of ~23in

I think it'll be too small, even with these funny "compact geometry" road frames.
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Alright, the word is definitely pass on this one It was more than I wanted to spend anyways. Craigslist is absolutely DEAD in Vermont. I wish I were at home now. I'd prefer to ride before I buy so I've been holding out on ebay.
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have you tried any LBS's? Looks like Earls bikes in Burlington may sell used bikes, at the very least they can fit you on a bike. They've got a good review on google, so that's a start.
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I am probably going to try to get there sometime. I don't have a car with me at school so it's difficult. I'm torn between buying used to save tons, trying to scoop one on ebay which I cannot test ride, or paying extra so I can test ride before I buy...

There is only 20 minutes left, but what does anyone think about this bike?
http://cgi.ebay.com/Raleigh-Titanium...em180208756608
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With 8 minutes left, I don't know what kind of history raliegh has with titanium, so I might be a bit wary.
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It went for $850 anyways, quite a price jump in the last two minutes.

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