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Old 08-28-20, 07:49 AM
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Fair Price Madone 5.5?

This bike is for sale near me:

It is not exactly what I am looking for, but might give me an opportunity to get a few miles on a road bike and help me make a better choice of a bike that suits me better.

What do you think is a fair price? I have looked at online bike valuation services that have it anywhere from less than $200 to $900. $1,525 seems high to me.

I think it is a 2008. How much risk do I take riding a 12 year old carbon frame. I have heard stories of spectacular frame failures of carbon frame bikes.

How much has carbon frame technology changed since 2008?

I think I would be between a 54 and 56 cm frame. I think this would be close enough to get some experience.

The picture looks like it has some spacers to raise the handlebars.
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