Hey guys, I've become interested in doing some triathlons and I'm good in the running and swimming department but have no experience in the cycling department whatsoever. I've gone to a couple LBS but what they had for the prices they had was not really within my price range. They did give me my size and said I should be good on a 53cm or a 54cm bike. I'm 5'8''.
I looked up on craigslist and have been looking(literally every day, in class, instead of doing hw, its become an obssession) It's come down to these three:
2001 Fuji Roubaix Bought in 2001. Fuji Roubaix Road Bike. 54 cm, Shimano 105 components, Look pedals, all new handlebar grips, just had complete tune-up. It also has Catseye tachometer on handlebars. Barely used, great condition. Includes Cycle Ops trainer to use for stationary training.
I've opted to not take the trainer, as I'm in a dorm room and no space for it anyway, and it'll run me $440, they also said it was recently tuned for $100.
2008 Fuji Roubaix
Very nice bicycle, like new condition! Size 54CM I am the original owner. This is a top-notch bike with parts from the best bike component makers in the whole world.
It was used only few times.
High Modulus Carbon C4 spikes
Continental tires with CX-R6 Zero gravity wheels
Altair custom buttered 2 (two)
Custom Extended Stem that angles to 90% to support taller persons
Shimano 105 Tiagra 9-Gear back, 2 Gear front.
Super Light aluminium frame bike, superfast on road
Owner's Manual included
I'm a little worried about that custom extended stem, as the LBS told me I'm on the smaller end of the 54cm range. This one is going for $499
~2010 Scott Speedster S30
Nice 52cm Scott blue Speedster Road Bike. Good intro road bike. Stiff alumin frame 700S; alex rims; shimano tiagra front derailler and shimano 105 rear derailler; tru vativ crankset; look 206 pedals; scott pro brakes; scott headset and bars; maxxis tires recent and recent new chain. Runs great. Selling to get a carbon fiber bike. About a year old.. Good ride for the money. Email me for pictures. Paid about 1100$ for this bike from Austin Bikes.
Pictures look great and I can get it for about $550, which I think is a steal for a bike only a year old. I'm kind of leaning toward this one but I was hoping to not spend this much. (My original budget was sub 300, but as I researched more, the amount I was willing to spend grew and grew )
So what do you guys think? Which is the best deal?
Thanks for any advice you guys can offer
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