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Posted by cgwiz [Email] (#1128) [Profile/Gallery] (more from cgwiz) on Fri, 16 May 2014 13:04:47 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Re: Here is another angle..., dtechakacheaptech, Fri, 16 May 2014 11:03:30
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If buying used - carbon fiber is all the rage these days, but some of the earlier carbon bikes suffered from lack of knowledge re manufacturing carbon fiber. In addition, even a newer carbon fiber bike that has been abused could have hidden damage. Be cautious purchasing a used carbon fiber bike (mtn or road).

A better bet for someone not counting grams would be a last generation aluminum bike - I picked up a Giant OCR1 road bike cheap when they introduced the next gen carbon fiber frame. Still rides great many years and thousands of miles later. For that matter, I picked up an '80s vintage Specialized Allez (similar to the one Kevin Costner rode in American Flyers). Sweet ride.

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