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OMG!!! Check this out on ebay... (not mine)(8 posts)

OMG!!! Check this out on ebay... (not mine)gspot
Jan 7, 2004 2:00 PM
old bianchi....
check it out... it is not mine.. if I had this, I would not sell it...
quickly... it ends soon...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=22681&item=3651186470
wow, that is nice! (nm)laffeaux
Jan 7, 2004 2:09 PM
I saw that also....Dave Hickey
Jan 8, 2004 4:32 AM
Very cool bike except you'd have to make a fixie out of it unless you want the downtube "Bianchi" to be obscured by the shifters. Either way it's a very cool frame......
pretty cool; too big for me, though nmDougSloan
Jan 8, 2004 3:09 PM
What a crime ...Humma Hah
Jan 9, 2004 9:50 AM
... to leave that bike in the wrapper for 40+ years!

Now, I certainly hope the new owner takes that #$#! paper off and takes it out for some exercise! I'm sure they'll try to keep it looking like new, but I hope that doesn't mean it will just be a piece of wall art, or worse yet, stored away never to see the light of day, only to be auctioned off periodically to another collector.
That brings up a good questionlaffeaux
Jan 9, 2004 10:41 AM
Suppose you had a bike that was semi-collectable, and in absolutely mint condition (i.e. 10 year old NOS bike). Would you:

1) Never ride it.
2) Only ride it when the weather was perfect.
3) Ride it like it was any other bike.
Or ride it but take better care of it than a beater ...Humma Hah
Jan 9, 2004 4:07 PM
This particular bike is an interesting case: it ain't original paint, or even CORRECT paint, but it is FACTORY paint. That probably drops its value as a museum collectable, but means its a mint prize for someone who appreciates it.

If it were mine, I'd ride it on special rides when there was no exceptional risk, where I could keep an eye on it, and the rest of the time it would hang in a protected environment, cleaned and waxed. Which is more or less what I do with the Paramount.
Crime ?.....Au contraire!.....It's a time capsule...nmbicyclerepairman
Jan 9, 2004 12:36 PM