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Is this bike too much for a first road bike??

exmachinaexmachina Posts: 57
edited June 2007 in Road beginners
http://nowbikes-fitness.com/itemdetails.cfm?id=1398

I went to got to decathlon to get a sport 3 but stopped off at a local bike dealer typical place no room to swing a cat etc..

He had 1 2006 model of the bike above and he said I could have it for ?999 which is about œ670

I was tempted to bite his hand off but I am just concerned that It may be a bit too much for me for a first road bike..

It seems to have pretty top notch gear all around... any thoughts?

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  • If it's the right size, that appears to be a serious bargain!
  • 2191flint2191flint Posts: 803
    FFS!! If that bike is your size get back to the shop pronto and, hope no one else has wandered in off the street with œ670 in their back pocket! BARGAIN!

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  • domtylerdomtyler Posts: 2,648
    edited March 2011
    Are you for real? Buy buy buy!

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  • exmachinaexmachina Posts: 57
    Ok... looks like i'll be heading down to the shop again...

    If i hear anyone shout "oi look at the fat bloke on the carbon bike"! i'll be back to have a serious word!! :-)
  • Ste_SSte_S Posts: 1,173
    Blimey, that's a bargain and a half.

    If anyone shouts "Oi fat bloke etc" they're only jealous [;)]


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  • gavintcgavintc Posts: 3,009
    Holy poo, you don't see bargains like that much. Just make sure the components are as stated. Get yourself back down to that shop man. If you think the bike is 'too good' for you, well it is time to make you as good as the bike. Cycle regularly with a smile and just think of the dosh you saved.
  • HungryColHungryCol Posts: 532
    Yep defo go it. We know it's a bargain but the shop guy doesn't know you know it's a bargain so when you go back nonchalantly tell him that you've thought about the bike and perhaps you'll take it and it's a little bit more than what you wanted to spend on a bike so maybe he could throw in some bottles or bottles cages or give you a good deal on something, say, a pair of shorts too. The worst he can say is "no" and he's still going to sell you the bike. I see it's in Euros, I wonder if it's in Dublin cos I know there's only one supplier of Fuji's in Dublin.

    BTW are you sure it's the same spec as the pic you attached, Dura Ace and Ultegra components? You'll certainly be spoilt riding this for a 1st bike, enjoy the buzz and welcome to the one of the most addictive sports out there.


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  • exmachinaexmachina Posts: 57
    It's in malaga in spain...yep definatly the same spec..well according to the box it is!
  • pauluscppauluscp Posts: 2,530
    Don't think, Buy Buy Buy.

    So many roads, so little time!!!
    So many roads, so little time!!!
  • HungryColHungryCol Posts: 532
    Make sure it's your size and assembled for you if it's still in the box. The salesman was't blind by any chance [8D]?! And are you sure he wasn't pointing to a postmans bike or even an empty box?!! You did say it was wall to wall in the shop...

    In fact I need to see a picture of it in your paw before I believe it!!!!


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  • giant_mangiant_man Posts: 6,890
    Go for it man go for it! Bit of a bargain and thats rare.


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  • Buy! Fujis are seriously nice bikes. I had their top mtb Fuji Mt Fuji SL for a while - just lovely!

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  • peejay78peejay78 Posts: 3,378
    my fuji fixed is lovely, very smooth, very cheap.

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  • exmachinaexmachina Posts: 57
    OK..It's bought and set up and ready to be riden tomorrow..
  • whytecpwhytecp Posts: 16
    <i>Originally posted by davej</i>

    Buy! Fujis are seriously nice bikes. I had their top mtb Fuji Mt Fuji SL for a while - just lovely!

    Yep, i'd second that! I have one for sale if anyone's interested! see http://www.cyclingplus.co.uk/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=133119
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  • simon johnsonsimon johnson Posts: 1,064
    Congatulations!! Let us know how it rides
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