Re: Worth it to buy $450 bike with 105 group if it has a Reynolds 520 chromoly frame?
Originally Posted by babybunny
Man oh man oh man... tough decisions. I just declined the $450 bike offer (2002 Mercier Corvus, 105 group, Reynolds 520). Now I'm back to the drawing board. I'd like to get 853 but then that'll mean I will be spending even more money than if I would have gone with an aluminum bike, which would already have been up from the 520.
Is it easy to swap out frames? I was thinking that maybe I should have gotten the $450 bike, found a good deal on a 853 frame (~$200 perhaps?), and swapped it. Or just go with a $695 2005 Mercier Corvus Aluminum framed bike. Dangit. I feel lost.
Nah, that's the thing; you'll never get a new 853 frame for $200.
What brand is the 853 frame?
How much is the 853 bike?
If i was gunna only spend $690 on a bike, I'd get the alu over a Reynolds 520. Even though the alu is probably cheap, it will feel more like a racing bike than a cheap cro-mo frame.
But like I'm hinting; I'd try to go for the 853