|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 well||PaulCL|
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...nm||rwbadley|
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...nm||bicyclerepairman|
Jun 4, 2003 11:37 AM