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Is this a good deal?

Old 08-06-19, 08:42 PM
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Is this a good deal?

I am looking at getting my first road bike in 40 years (currently have a specialized flat bar and a Gary Fisher MITB). There is a local ad selling a Fuji Roubaix United for cheap. Looks to be in good shape. Bike blue book says these bikes listed MSRP was over 2K new. Not knowing a lot about road bikes, looking for some advice.
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Does it fit, see it in person, ride it...
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Does it fit, see it in person, ride it...
All about condition and fit.... and, how ‘cheap’?
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Old 08-07-19, 11:44 AM
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That model is fairly old. Is it 9 speed?
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Originally Posted by owenclements View Post
I am looking at getting my first road bike in 40 years (currently have a specialized flat bar and a Gary Fisher MITB). There is a local ad selling a Fuji Roubaix United for cheap. Looks to be in good shape. Bike blue book says these bikes listed MSRP was over 2K new. Not knowing a lot about road bikes, looking for some advice.
Bicycle Blue Book is completely worthless, and the MSRP when it was brand new has nothing to do with anything.

Your best bet for ballpark price is to look it up on ebay and click "sold listings" on the side. People can ask for a million dollars all day long, but what is actually sells for is what matters.

And as others have said, fit and condition are important.
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