General Cycling Discussion - 1993 Centurion Accordo
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05-11-05, 05:40 PM
I bought a bike off of ebay. Its a 1993 Centurion Accordo steel frame with shimano components. This is my first road bike purchase. I paid $245 after shipping. Did i get hosed on this deal, dont know too much about the bikes and have never previously heard of this brand.
05-12-05, 01:29 PM
I have three Centurions from the mid-80's that I enjoy very much. One has been my favorite "everyday" bike of late. From the late '70's to the early '90's, Centurions were a popular road bike in the USA, usually among the better bikes in a given price range. Then, Diamond Back decided to "drop" the Centurion name, and put most of its corporate energy into its mountain bike models.
How much a bike is worth depends a good deal on its condition. An older road bike in "like new" condition can provide way more than $200 or $300 in riding enjoyment. E-Bay can be a bit of a lottery, but there are some "winners" out there.
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