Nakamura, a good buy?

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Nakamura, a good buy?

Postby tkoppis » Tue Feb 26, 2013 13:16 pm

A lady friend of mine is looking to buy a bike, and she's gotten an offer at around £200 for this one:

http://www.finn.no/finn/torget/tilsalgs ... e=39946470

It's a Nakamura Pro Leader 7005 Alu with Shimano 105 gears and Tekro brakes. The lady selling it says it was £1200 new?! Don't know what year it's from but I'm in the process of figuring it out.

Will be used for training and one triathlon.

Good buy or not? Take into consideration that everything costs 2x more here in Norway ;)

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Re: Nakamura, a good buy?

Postby pkripper » Tue Feb 26, 2013 13:36 pm

i *think* nakamura is intersports own bike brand. you'll be able to get some idea of original value etc here: http://www.nakamura.fr/C-12-quizz-nakamura

the chainset doesn't look like 105 if that's any help - no idea on age.

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Re: Nakamura, a good buy?

Postby tkoppis » Tue Feb 26, 2013 13:38 pm

Isn't this Shimano 105?

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The bike is approx. 5 yrs old and has not been ridden much.

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Re: Nakamura, a good buy?

Postby NapoleonD » Tue Feb 26, 2013 13:43 pm

I would say anything over £100 is daylight robbery.
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Re: Nakamura, a good buy?

Postby tkoppis » Tue Feb 26, 2013 13:56 pm

NapoleonD wrote:I would say anything over £100 is daylight robbery.

Really? What are the deal breakers here?

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Re: Nakamura, a good buy?

Postby NapoleonD » Tue Feb 26, 2013 14:45 pm

tkoppis wrote:
NapoleonD wrote:I would say anything over £100 is daylight robbery.

Really? What are the deal breakers here?


It's a bargain basement frame with outdated eqpt.
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