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Yikes! Impulse Purchase! Opinions Please....(9 posts)

Yikes! Impulse Purchase! Opinions Please....Brian T
Jun 4, 2003 5:18 AM
I did the 'ole premature bid on eBay, don't quite know what I was thinking at the time, but I guess I let the auction continue in hopes that someone would out-bid me. Well, I actually won the thing! I'm scared, because the ad was kind of vague about the bike. All I know is: It's a 1998 model Bianchi with all Campy chorus on it "made to commemorate Marco Pantini" It has 500 miles on it. I can't make out anything else out from the picture (wheels, pedals, etc). Was this a good deal? I want to be a good eBayer and not re-nig on the deal--- but 750 bucks is a lot of money for this recent college graduate! Your .02 please!

Here is a link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3610842613&category=7298&rd=1
Have no knowledge of value but have seen one of those.dzrider
Jun 4, 2003 5:43 AM
It was in a local shop, and not for very long. All of the regulars thought it was a really cool looking ride and were happy when somebody we liked bought it and rode it. I don't remember what the asking price was. For me the value of a used bike is measured by the riding, more than the price.
... you probably got a decent deal...Akirasho
Jun 4, 2003 12:19 PM
... Bianchi made a few different "grades" of frame in this scheme... but if I remember correctly, all retailed new for at least $700 USD (frame and fork).

As long as both frame and fork are sound, you should have a very nice ride.

I bought this Mega L version in '98 (I think)... and only recently cut the fork and installed a Record headset! At this rate, the build will be done in 2010.



Be the bike.
If it fits you, and is in as good of shape as...jesse1
Jun 4, 2003 5:58 AM
...it looks, for $750, I'd be THRILLED!
looks like you did wellPaulCL
Jun 4, 2003 6:07 AM
Bianchi with Chorus, from a bike shop, with low miles, for $750 ! Hey, if it doesn't fit...sell it on Ebay yourself.
re: Yikes! Impulse Purchase! Opinions Please....M_Currie
Jun 4, 2003 6:49 AM
Because it happens to be in my size, I'm tempted to say that it's a real piece of junk and you got ripped off but "I'll take it off your hands...."

Looks like a very nice ride!
If it fits, I think you got a great deal...nmrwbadley
Jun 4, 2003 8:45 AM
re: Yikes! Impulse Purchase! Opinions Please....t-bill
Jun 4, 2003 9:14 AM
Looks like a good deal to me. I think you'll be happy with it. Have fun!
"Mechanic owned"...if true...would be a major plus for me...nmbicyclerepairman
Jun 4, 2003 11:37 AM