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    1980's Torpado Beta - what is it worth?

    I have an early 1980's Torpado Beta, in great riding condition. It has a little rust on the frame but all Torpado markings, stickers, and labels are easily legible. Componets are:

    - Columbus allele tubing
    - Original chrome forks and frame
    - shimano 105 derailers, brakes, levers, crankshaft, shifters
    - Cinelle barstem
    - Giro handle bars
    - Capagnolo Montreal rims (great shape)
    - new tires

    All componets are in seemingly excellent condition.

    I want to sell this bike and wonder what its value is. Any opinions would be greatly appreciated. I am in the Southern California area.
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    Pretty bad rust issues but the brand is well known enough that you can still probably get $250 or so.

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    Thanks Jet sanchEz. Was wondering earlier if the frame (rust issues), could be refurbished by someone who does such a thing for a living (If there is such a profession). The rust seems to be the only thing wrong with this bike - it rides like a dream and is super light.

    thanks.

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    was this one a trainer? there are lots of place that paint frames. you can have almost anything you want done from about $300, one color no clear and up to $700+ for multi colors, candy, pearls, handrubbed clear you name it.

    I can't deem to find the home page Bilenky Cycles in the Philly Pa area. there is also Spectrum cycles near Allentown Pa these thre plus dozens more

    http://www.campyonly.com/joebell.html

    http://www.chriskvalecycles.com/CKC/Home.html

    http://home.windstream.net/franklinf...epainting.html
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    The 105 parts should bring at least $250. Given the condition of that frame, you are best served parting it out. Wheelset and 105 parts will bring more than what the bike would sell for complete, probably quite a bit more. Buyers will have a tough time looking past the rust. Those that can will expect to get a hefty discount. Then sell the frame as a project, someone will want it. Or if you want to mess around with it, read up on oxalic acid and go for it.

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    +1, value is in the parts.

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    Thanks for all of your input. Yes it was used as a trainer.
    I really would hate to see this bike parted out though. It really dos ride like a dream. Its the lightest bike. I've ever been seen.it is too big for me otherwise I'd keep it

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