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    Help pricing out Pinarello Treviso

    Gang,

    I've been on the hunt for my grail bike now for nearly a year. I've seen a lot but only a few have been worthy enough to make my heart flutter. I found a Pinarello Treviso that has done this and I am interested in getting the groups thoughts.

    Here are the details:

    - Late 80's vintage Pinarello Treviso. Definitely a Treviso. This was proven (decals, BB confirmation & chainstay bridge).

    - Absolutely pristine bike that has had meticulous care and maintenance. It has never been crashed or otherwise abused.

    - Bike has been completely stripped and repainted to Pinarello factory specs by Dave Wilburn of Southern California. He also applied an original factory decal kit and then covered everything with a final clear coat. The paint is almost perfect and the chrome has no rust. The decals are flawless. In my opinion, this bike is a work of art.

    - Full Campy Centaur Gruppo with exception of the headset (Chris King)
    - Wheels - Campy Nucleon Clincher

    - The seller is meticulous and has shot some high res, professional looking photos which are located here.

    Overall, the seller is fantastic to work with and I get a great vibe from him. The only two problems I see are size and cost. I ride a 54/55cm but I'm starting to question my size (too small?). I will be test riding tomorrow to see if the size is an issue.
    The other issue is price. This bike is quite a few hundred dollars than I wanted to spend but, my grail bike is something that will be used often and something I plan on having with no determined date to ever sell.

    My big question is... is $1,400 worth the asking price? Your thoughts on this, and any other matter you see, is appreciated.


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    I spent $800 for a CycleArt paint job with full decals and details and already owned my 1987 Montelo.
    If you like the components then do the math.

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    Sorry, I'm not sure I'm picking up what you are putting down, dvs.
    Me thinks it's that me, purchasing a frame I like, then slapping on a new paint job/decals and a group set would be much more than this gentleman is asking. Is my assumption correct? Just clarifying.

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    Do the math is what I always do when I start looking at a frameset and restoration project.

    For example:

    Buy a frame = $400-$500
    Gruppo = $500-$700
    Wheels = $250 -$400

    and on and on.

    If the bike fits, and to me that's always the big if, it could be a wonderful bike for you.

    Looks like a beauty.

    Oh another point. Stop by a bike shop or three and see what you would be able to purchase for $1,400.

    Compare to this bike and see how they measure up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Thin Man View Post
    Sorry, I'm not sure I'm picking up what you are putting down, dvs.
    Me thinks it's that me, purchasing a frame I like, then slapping on a new paint job/decals and a group set would be much more than this gentleman is asking. Is my assumption correct? Just clarifying.
    Exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gomango View Post
    Do the math is what I always do when I start looking at a frameset and restoration project.
    Thanks Gomango for your thorough answer.

    As I feared, not only is the bike absolutely stunning but it fits pretty darn well.
    I'm pretty sure I pulled the trigger but wanted a night to sleep on it.

    Thanks again!

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