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I am very tempted by this.....(9 posts)

I am very tempted by this.....tryn2bfast
Jan 13, 2004 7:12 AM
I really think I want to try this fixed gear thing.

Can someone let me know if this looks like a good deal??

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3653171892&category=7298
sounds like a great deal! (nm)jtferraro
Jan 13, 2004 8:50 AM
Didn't see that reserve so we'll see how much it goes up to (nm)jtferraro
Jan 13, 2004 7:23 PM
re: I am very tempted by this.....Arnold Zefal
Jan 13, 2004 9:11 AM
guessing his reserve is $500, and if bidding stopped there it would be a decent deal if it is your size. those frames run a little tall because of the BB location so keep that in mind. if it goes higher than $500 I would just go to a local dealer and buy a new one. remember you're going to have to pay shipping and trust the guy's packing job, etc. the brakes and spare cogs are nice but pretty easy and inexpensive to get locally.
If it fits...cmgauch
Jan 13, 2004 9:17 AM
...it could be a good deal. Still, I wonder what his magic # is, since the bidding was up to $400 w/the reserve not met.

My $.02: Nice to have the front brake. A fistfull of cogs is also nice to have but you may only need the "right" one. If it were me, he could keep the 20t freewheel, the rear brake & the Wellgo clipless pedals. I'd hate to overpay when all I want is the bike. Spare parts? I've got plenty of my own.

Good luck, the bike looks sweet. Let us know how you do.
watch the price..joe friday
Jan 13, 2004 2:13 PM
IF it ends up being cheaper AFTER shipping etc.. then hellyes. But, if it looks like $5 vs. half of ten, then
why not buy it from a LBS and new with their service etc..?

Lastly, i see he has no feedback, so my paranoid self would
want him to take it to a shop and let them pack it, and then
you could call the shop just to know that it's for real.

Best of luck, bet you'll love fixed!!
Watch the classifieds....rcmann
Jan 13, 2004 2:37 PM
...and get yourself a used track bike with top-shelf components for about the same price or maybe a bit more. Try the Old Skool Track site for links http://www.oldskooltrack.com/files/home.frame.html, and also the Classic Rendezvous ads. Good luck.
your getting more advise than a pretty girl at a hardware store!joe friday
Jan 13, 2004 4:36 PM
and i've posted more today than I ever planned to, anyway,
one more caveat. if you do buy a used frame and want to
part it up... a person can spend their arse off just by
totalling up ALL the individual shipping.

the Bianchi as a complete bike looks very cost effective.
How's this for cost effective?....rcmann
Jan 14, 2004 7:43 AM
This is a bike I randomly pulled off the CR ads. May not be your size, but it's an example of what's out there. Why buy a low-end fixed gear bike when you could have a Paramount track bike with Campy Pista, etc for the same price???

For Sale:
Schwinn Paramount track bike, serial #C7257, fixed gear, black w/ chrome rear triangle and forks, 58cm c-to-c, Nitto steel track bars and alum. stem, Dura Aace front brake, Campy track hi flange hubs, seat post, pista crank and pedals, head set. Unicanitor seat, Wolber Alpine rims. frame in good condition with unusual derailleur hanger on track drop-outs. $450.00 Marc Zito, Barrington, New Jersey 856-546-4889 artsignusa@aol 12/16/2003