Here is the question?
Did I blow it...
I went and took a look at Ciocc Designer 84 with mostly complete campy 50th anniversary group.
Frame was a 7/10 with a slight dent/ding in top tube and fair amount of rust/pitting on the chrome fork and rear triangle. Components were in good shape.
Needed new tires, tubes, cables, bar table and a complete overhall tune and lube
Guy didn't know what he had and wanted someone to make an offer... I offered $450 but didn't have cash in hand but said I'd come back the next day. He sold it the next day to another guy for $475... essentially using my offer to get a higher offer.
The frame was nice but I mainly wanted the campy 50th components. If he would have asked for 475-$500 I probably would have given it to him.
Any way its not to often I come across higher end vintage stuff so I keep telling my self I should have scooped it up.
Any opions or condolences appreciated.