bychosis wrote:Budeman wrote:I am having a look at the Cadex this arvo - given its an older bike is there anything I need to look out for?
AFAIK the cadex is a carbon tube bonded to alloy lugs. Thoroughly check the frame for damage, check the bonds for signs of repair. Some people wont touch old carbon with a barge pole, but other recognise that it is still functional if in good condition.
Check operation of all parts, especially the shifters. Make sure the rims are running fairly smooth and true and the brake tracks aren't too worn. It might need new bar tape and brake pads (cheap and easy enough to do at home), but have a look to be sure.
Looking at the pics of it and online this one is the ALR so aluminium rather than carbon I think. Will be sure to check out for everything you have mentioned though thanks.