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did i get ripped or what?(10 posts)

did i get ripped or what?sicily rider
Jun 18, 2001 10:26 PM
i just bought a bike in Naples, Italy and I want to know if got ripped. The guy came out with this gizmo to measure me hieght and inseam and then told me to pick my components. Here are the specs:

Perna 7020 AL frame and fork 53 cm
mavic wheels
ITM headset
2001 Campy Veloce 9 speed group (it came with everything)
Italian maximmum split seat
Shimano SPD pedals
Normal aluminum seat post and handle bars

The whole thing was about 860 dollars.
Did I get ripped off or what?

Jun 19, 2001 6:23 AM
i'd return it
prollysicily rider
Jun 19, 2001 7:22 AM
why would you return it?
That looks about right to me (nm)Leroy L
Jun 19, 2001 7:50 AM
That seems reasonable...TJeanloz
Jun 19, 2001 11:36 AM
$860 for a Veloce equipped bike? It's not the deal of the century, but most full Veloce bikes retail in the $1100-$1500 range. And it came with pedals too. If the $860 was VAT inclusive, I'd say it was a bargain, and even if that's after the VAT rebate, it's still a good deal.
Not unless it doesn't fit (nm).muncher
Jun 20, 2001 9:58 AM
it does fitsicily rider
Jun 20, 2001 3:46 PM
this guy who i bought the bike from brought in this gizmo that measured my height and inseam and then he asked me my shoes size and then told me that I needed a 53cm frame. Mr. Perna makes his own frames out of columbus aluminum makes If it doesn't fit he will take the frame back. So this is a good deal?
it does fitSpokeman
Jun 20, 2001 6:29 PM
sounds to me like you got something wonderful for your $. The builder measured you and put you on a bike that fits with pretty decent parts for less than $1k. Unless the frame is pure crap I would say that you got a great deal.

Oh, you also got it done in Italy. Hell that in itself is the coolest part of the whole deal.
the cool partsicily rider
Jun 21, 2001 12:01 AM
I forgot to mention that I live on the island of Sicily. I was up in Naples for vaction. That is how I got into riding. I bought a decent rigid mountain bike last year about this time and started riding to work. Then I moved in January to a farther disatance. I put some Tommy Slicks on my mountain bike and was happy. Until this roadie showed up and said hey lets ride together one day; and you can use one of my road bikes. I was hooked from then on out.

My one buddy just bought a Pernilli with the Dakota group and some special rims and he spent 2300 dollars. He was measured by this other guy and his specs sent to the factory. I showed him my bike and he dogged me out. he said that my frame was to heavy 7020 AL VS 7005 AL. I couldn't tell the diffrence. I do about 100 miles a week and I thought this would be a good starter frame and group for a few years to see what I could upgrade into.

The riding here is great! If any of you get the chance to come to Sicily email me and I can hook you up with a place to stay.

There's your answer then...muncher
Jun 22, 2001 2:54 AM
Seems to me that when someone starts telling you that your bike is "way too heavy" and other patent nonsense, you have tweaked a raw nerve - as if Italian bke builders are in the habit of putting together crap bikes for a living.

You clearly got a very good deal there - enjoy it!