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    Quote Originally Posted by wilboh View Post
    Thank you immensely for this information. I truly appreciate it.

    Response from the owner when I requested more info:
    "Hello,

    To be completely honest the bike maybe has 200 miles on it. I bought it when I graduated from college and thought road biking would be as enjoyable as Mountain, not the case.


    The bike is in great to exceptional shape. I dinged the top tube with my shoe cleats and had the chip repaired. There is a blemish but the repair has held up for the last 3 years with no issues. I love the bike it just doesn't get used.


    I still need to give the bike a spring tun-up but everything is ready to go."
    Aha! Dinged up top tube! That's your bargaining chip, right there. Spook the seller a little and he'll drop the price down another hundred!

    Top tubes don't have to take up torsional forces [flex] hardly at all, so if the repair held up, take the chance!
    Last edited by Fredrico; 04-04-2018 at 11:33 PM.

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    Tell him you'll take the bike for $600, and don't bother with the "spring tune up". A bike with 200 miles on it doesn't need a tune up. Looks like it has low miles and was well taken care of.

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