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    is this bike worth $500

    from a local classifieds ad

    Leader LD 416 CR 7005 aluminum frame sloped geometry is equal to about a 54 cm
    Leader areo carbon fork
    Easton EC 90 carbon bars
    Shimano Cane Creek Brake Components
    Mavic double walled wheels
    Shimano wheel hubs
    Leader alum seat post
    Carbon bottle cage
    Shimano crank set
    Road tires and cyclocross tires included


    they're asking $500 obo. is this reasonable for this bike?

    he says it's a cyclo cross singlespeed, but it has v-brakes and a rear cassette (but no derailleur lol). i think it's a good looking bike...

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    I think your going to have trouble with that cassette/tensioner setup. Most likely it will jump gears. Other than that, it looks pretty nice.

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    Hmmm...isn't leader a budget frame builder? I'm not doubting quality or anything...but thinking the frame might be on the cheaper end.

    It's also got an older crankset on it.

    One thing I would do is price the average cost of all its parts. If it appears that you could build the bike for $100 more, then its too much.

    For example:
    Leader i802 Carbon Road Fork $139.00
    Easton EC90 Carbon Bars $90-$140

    That's around $260 dollars in new parts right there.

    If we say the wheels cost $125 new, on the low end, we have a total cost of a little under $400.

    If we said that everything else cost $100 (seat, seatpost, stem) we'd likely hit $500 for all the parts new.

    So personally, I'd offer $400.

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    It looks like his stem if forte, so I guess his chain tensioner is forte. I just put those on my bike and until I get a new wheel set I am using the cassette. So far the chain has not jumped. There is not clanging noise. Of course I did remove some links from my chain. I would not worry about the chain jumping.

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    ya i wasn't a fan of the forte/performance bike parts, but if it works it works...

    i'd have to put a new crankset and pedals on it, lose the cassette and try for a magical gear combo to lose the tensioner, but otherwise i think i'd be happy with the setup... the bike would be mostly just for commuting to/from work, about 9mi, and i'd rather not spin out on my MTBs which run a 32/15 lol

    anyway, thanks for the replies!





    the bike looks to me like a 29er MTB with drop bars... but it does look kinda neat!

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    Hell no...

    That thing is such a jumble of parts, you are in for a nasty ass rash with it.
    Everyone has the right to be stupid, but you are abusing the priveledge.

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    Simple, you can do a lot better for % bills.

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    what the F is that frankenbike?

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