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would u buy a fully airbrushed Italian racer?(8 posts)

would u buy a fully airbrushed Italian racer?prestigio
Mar 27, 2002 5:11 AM
Hi guys. Need your help here. I have been offered an exquisite airbrushed Italian frame for $1500. This price inclusive brand new Columbus Altec2plus frame, Carve carbon seat stay and Carve carbon fork, and internal headset...and of couse the actual attraction is the airbrushing work. As far as I know, the frameset is Viner and it is fully imported from Italy. The frameset and the paintwork comes with 2 years limited warranty.

I am in the midst of shopping around for my first road bike and I thot I should get more advise being jumping in. Assuming size and geometry is not an issue, is $1500 a fair deal? I know brand new Allez with Ultegra is going for approx $1500, I was just wondering is $1500 too much to pay for just the frame?
Check my answer to "selling the bike to the boss"Spoke Wrench
Mar 27, 2002 6:06 AM
Then rest in the knowledge that this IS NOT a sensible thing to do and buy the bike.
re: would u buy a fully airbrushed Italian racer?RayBan
Mar 27, 2002 6:17 AM
that's a fair price for the Viner. It's a high quality frameset. The Allez is in a different ballpark, that is why the whole Allez is selling for the same price as the frameset your eying up.
Buy it: who cares if it doesn't fitSlipstream
Mar 27, 2002 6:41 AM
Italian=LOVE

You can always hang it on the wall as art and then get one that fits.
re: would u buy a fully airbrushed Italian racer?DINOSAUR
Mar 27, 2002 7:53 AM
Just buy it. You'll never be happy and it will always be in the back of your mind if you don't. I ordered a Italian airbrushed, just waiting for it to arrive. Just make sure it fits and check out the geometry. If it's from GVH Bikes, he will be closed until after April 9th, time for you to think....
Well, I guess SOMEBODY has to say No.retro
Mar 27, 2002 8:50 AM
Assuming you have $1500, you're not raiding the kids' college fund or maxing out the Visa, it's your money. The Viner's a nice enough frame.
On the other hand, as they say--it's your first road bike, and by the time you get it working you'll probably have $2500 in it. You can get about 95 percent as much bicycle for 60 percent as much money.
On the third hand, the Viner's not likely to depreciate, so if you find out you hate road riding, you can sell it for close to what you paid (on the fourth hand, I personally wouldn't pay a nickel extra for the airbrushing. My bikes get scuffed and dinged, and an elaborate paint job is much harder to touch up. I'd rather save the money or spend it on components than pay for cosmetics).
re: would u buy a fully airbrushed Italian racer?Icefrk13
Mar 27, 2002 10:52 AM
I just bought a Viner ... not the same model but I love mine.
sure is....Spirito di Finocchio
Mar 27, 2002 11:08 AM
buy my airbrushed italian with altec2 in perfect condition for a lot cheaper

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