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Old 04-30-10, 03:13 PM   #1
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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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Old 04-30-10, 03:21 PM   #2
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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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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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Old 04-30-10, 05:30 PM   #7
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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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