28 more posts in this thread. [Missing image file: 13662442825482.jpg]
So this bike (Colnago Dream Lux Limited Edition) is being sold in my area, and I know some of you said I shouldn't get this as a first bike, but at 1000 as is and he's throwing in new biking shoes, I am on the fence about whether or not to let this deal pass up, because it's a beautiful bike and I don't think any one like this will ever come to be again, it's about my size, and it is the type of bike I've been yearning for.
The guy intended on doing CX races with it, but it never came to be and he doesn't want it wasting away in the corner, he did use it as a road bike/commuter a while back, but everything looks great, he stated that the drivetrain would need to be replaced in about 500 miles or so.
The bike is made of aircraft aluminum, has a steel fork, and the year/make is somewhere in between 2001-2004. The frame alone brand new is $1500, he is selling me the bike for $1000. It's either this, or a used Specialized Tricross Expert Double from 2010 for $1200.
I did not list the Colnago in my choice of bikes initally in my older thread because I found it after posting it, so I would love to hear your guy's opinions on the matter.
-Colnago via Craigslist
Custom paint job
A brand new pair Sidi of biking shoes
Handbuilt Velomax wheels
Cateye wireless computer
Serious CX Bike
Not from a LBS
No direct support (but I have loads of great bikeshops around that service for cheap)
Drivetrain needs to be replaced in around 500 miles.
Not as versatile.
I want to cum all over it.
Specialized Tricross Expert Double
From a bike shop
Carbon integrated/aluminum frame
Loads of LBS support
Has slots for panniers and fenders
Specialized frame warranty (if it breaks it will be replaced)
A cross between a CX bike and a Touring bike (not a real CX bike)
Long Chainstay for being a CX bike
Minor oxidation on aluminum frame
Was used as a demo bike (used)
15 more posts in this thread. [Missing image file: Untitled.jpg]
how do you make it past a pair of rocks like in pic? Its easy to get teh front wheel through, but I cant get that rear wheel, I either hit it straight up, or brush up on the side of the tire, crank, pedals... just about knocking me off