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What would you pay? 2005 Specialized Allez sans wheels

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
http://rochester.craigslist.org/bik/753384280.html

Just as the title says, what would you pay for this bike? I've seen a few in stores and I think I like it, depending on the fit of course.
post #2 of 19
Thread Starter 
Bump for the morning crowd.

I haven't seen this bike yet, but it is 4 years old, I was thinking of offering $450...
post #3 of 19

55cm frame

Aren't you taller than that?

Somehow I had the impression you were looking in the 58cm-60cm range?
post #4 of 19
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by comprex View Post
Aren't you taller than that?

Somehow I had the impression you were looking in the 58cm-60cm range?
I'm 6' even. Honestly, I have no idea what size frame I need. I'm hoping that a friend who works at a bike shop can help me out with that.
post #5 of 19
K, I'm 5'6" and I was sized for a 54 inch when I was looking a few years ago.
Just as a point of reference.
post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
K, I'm 5'6" and I was sized for a 54 inch when I was looking a few years ago.
Just as a point of reference.
:::

how big was your bicycle frame supposed to be tho?
post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by comprex View Post
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how big was your bicycle frame supposed to be tho?
Ooooof, caught me in, Yet another, Blonde moment!


Glad to be of entertainment value
post #8 of 19
Thread Starter 
Yeah, figured it wouldn't fit.

Oh well. I'll keep looking
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by krp8128 View Post
I haven't seen this bike yet, but it is 4 years old, I was thinking of offering $450...
That's closer to it.

A 54 should fit up the the 5'8"-5'9" range. When in doubt...

http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za...LCULATOR_INTRO


If you end up buying this bike, please god, get rid of the blue handle bar tape....
post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by Lonnie View Post
A 54 should fit up the the 5'8"-5'9" range.
Maybe - maybe not. Relative inseam and torso measurements matter much more than total height.

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Originally Posted by Lonnie View Post
Absolutely. Also https://www.wrenchscience.com/Login....=R&stylecode=R
You have to create an account to use this one but no charge, and no spam. Good to compare the results with the competitive cyclist site.

And then find the frame geometry from Specialized or some google searching, compare with the results from comp cyclist and/or wrench science, and you'll have done a better job sizing yourself than 90% of the bike shops. Maybe you'll need a slightly longer or shorter stem and play with the seat position but you'll be well within range.

PS - if you end up buying this and need wheels - I have a pair of Shimano RH 535 road wheels - clinchers w/moderately aero rims - good condition - $125 plus shipping.

PPS to answer your original question - I would NOT pay the asking price for that bike - $400 to 500 seems ok depending on condition. New chain / chain rings / brake pads / cables can set you back, plus you'll need wheels and a cassette.
post #11 of 19
Random price comparos:

http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/bik/765743641.html -- another respectable alu frame road bike with 105 components, practically mint condition according to seller, asking $650. And it has those things it rolls on, what are those called, ... WHEELS.

And not that I'm bitter about losing this one but last week someone sold a full Dura-Ace Litespeed tri bike on NYC craigslist for $750.

So I'd pay way less than $700 for a Specialized 105 bike w/o wheels.
post #12 of 19
Thread Starter 
Yeah, I was jsut trying to get a feel for what I could offer him. Obviously, $700 is way too much. I could go buy this new from the LBS for about $1200.

I think the frame is going to be too small, but if it is not, what kind of things should be on the look out for?
post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by krp8128 View Post
I think the frame is going to be too small, but if it is not, what kind of things should be on the look out for?
A lot of interesting considerations here: http://forums.roadbikereview.com/showthread.php?t=58937
post #14 of 19

ebay treasure 2004 Roubaix 56?

Keep an eye on this one....56 Roubaix will rock your world....keep in mind tho that august is shopping time at your LBS....I just moved on from my steel Campy Chorus Bianchi to a new leftover 2005 Roubaix elite 56 double w a mostly ultegra drivetrain....nearly $1000 off orig list at my LBS. Check out 2005 archives on www.specialized.com and click on 2005 Roubaix elite double to see my sweet new steed!!!!!

I never dreamed I would ride carbon, but it is an amazing pc of eqpt.....I've had it since Saturday..already nearly 100 miles of pure bliss.

This one tho is alum with carbon seat stays...my bro in law has this exact bike, it is fantastic(tho not as nice as mine)

Again watch the auction but keep in mind another LBS near me has this same bike in the listed auction (2007 leftover new) for $1100....a 2008 oubaix elite new can be bought locally for about $1500...tho it is not the same elite as mine, 2008 elite has 105 drivetrain and generic brakes...

ebay 190237714170 is the auction I would like you to watch....

Do not buy that 54, too small for you and not a good buy at that price, allez is an entry point model for Specialized....in fact ride a Roubaix before you buy anything. Comfortable beyond belief, fast and smooooooth...

Good luck.
post #15 of 19
Thread Starter 
Yeah, the frame is definetly too small for me, I hadn;t even looked at that part when I posted here. I was more curious what the price should be.



That said, I am not real impressed with the local lineup, here are some prices/specs the LBS gave me:

2008 Specialized Allez Elite Compact
$1150
Shimano 105 in the rear, otherwise Tiagra


2007 Roubaix 30 $1299
not sure about components, wrong model listed?

Cannondale SIX13 6
$1200
Tiagra all the way through

Cannondale CAAD 5 $1350
Shimano 105 w/ Ultegra front deral.

Cannondale Synapse 6
$1100
Tiagra again

Cannondale Synapse 5 $1900
105 all the way through


I really want 105 components, but I guess I would have to pay $$...




LBS
post #16 of 19
Roubaix's are real sweet. Most will also be 105+
post #17 of 19
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
Roubaix's are real sweet. Most will also be 105+

2008 Roubaix Triple

Yep, pretty sweet AND full 105, all for $1600 MSRP. The LBS tells me that 2008s are getting hard to come by...


All in all, I would be better of to wait, it would be nice to get some money in the bank to make car payments and avoid having to work during classes/ski season.
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by krp8128 View Post
2008 Roubaix Triple

Yep, pretty sweet AND full 105, all for $1600 MSRP. The LBS tells me that 2008s are getting hard to come by...


All in all, I would be better of to wait, it would be nice to get some money in the bank to make car payments and avoid having to work during classes/ski season.
Yup 08's are going fast and 09's have a hefty price increase.
post #19 of 19
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by krp8128 View Post
All in all, I would be better of to wait, it would be nice to get some money in the bank to make car payments and avoid having to work during classes/ski season.


Well, that plan has changed. I just went down to my storage cage and




MY BIKE HAS BEEN STOLEN!!!!

Fvckers
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