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    Bianchi Strada Frame - $80 .... worth it?

    Someone is selling this frameset for $80. However the frame looks 'not that great' in shape according to his picture. I don't know the year of this frame. What you all think about this?



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    I saw this one on CL as well. I decided not to bother just because it looks really rusty i.e the front cable guide, headset etc. It is also a very large frame. The other thing is building up a frame from scratch can be much more expensive than just buying a complete bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5cagm View Post
    I saw this one on CL as well. I decided not to bother just because it looks really rusty i.e the front cable guide, headset etc. It is also a very large frame. The other thing is building up a frame from scratch can be much more expensive than just buying a complete bike
    Yes that's the one I see on our CL. According to the picture, it's in a pretty bad shape and I agree that building up a frame from scartch can be expensive. I'll go ahead and grab it if the frame is in celeste.

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    I'd pass on it.
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    I would not consider it. The number 1 thing I look for out of a frame is the condition of the paint (other than obvious flaws like frame damage). Repainting frames is rarely worth the expense unless it is something really special.

    I can find donor bikes to supply wheels, components, etc., but I cannot find a donor bike to supply a paint job.

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    When I see bikes that have everything pretty much stripped off except for the stem, you can bet that someone is going to post on here asking how to get it out.

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    looks to be a '88 or '89 Strada LX and for $80 I agree pass on it. the frame is listed a Tange chromoly and Hi Ten fork. IMHO unless you already have all the parts this is not worth building.
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    Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '86 Bertoni (sold), '09 Motobecane SS, '98 Hetchins M.O., '09 K2 Mainframe, '89 Trek 2000, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape

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