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    Faggin Is it worth it?

    Hi Everyone, I am looking for a bicycle with a racing geometry. I saw this and like it and was wondering if anyone can tell me if its a good race bike.


    http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/bik/2947600368.html

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    Strong price, but worth it. Superbe Pro is great stuff, SLX speaks for itself. Condition looks excellent.

    Around here, the best deals on C/L are higher end older bikes like this one. Buyers just aren't interested, so you can find something really nice at a reasonable price. Realize $700 only buys an entry level new bike. C/L is full of buyers for $100 to $200 bikes. Buyers get scarce as you move up in price.

    Nice bike, I would go for it.
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    that's about right for a bike like that.

    Moving this thread to appraisals

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    Worth every penny
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    Sorry Everyone, I did not see this section. I am going in the morning to see the bike I spoke with the owner and confirmed he built this bike

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    Yes, if as described, it is worth it..

    I paid five hundred for a similar vintage red one
    last year.........Mine required complete overhaul
    and tires and new rubber everywhere.

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...n#post13287963

    As you can see, i was happy to get it.
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    As t-bill mentioned, that's a stong price, but if it fits - go for it.

    One of the best riding/most fun bikes I've owned was a Faggin. Did everything right and was a hoot to ride. Mine was Tre-tubi and a little on the heavy side, so I can only imagine how SLX would ride. It also had similar era Suntour Sprint group (non-index) which I liked quite a bit.

    Hated to sell mine, but it was just a bit too small.
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    I bought it for 650
    I am going to trip my 1973 paramount and swap components to campy. The bike has new tires, new tape in the package and the first bike computer ever made by Advocet. I am stoked

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    Sweet!!!! I didn't see that the hubs were Campy - even better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
    Strong price, but worth it. Superbe Pro is great stuff, SLX speaks for itself. Condition looks excellent.

    Around here, the best deals on C/L are higher end older bikes like this one. Buyers just aren't interested, so you can find something really nice at a reasonable price. Realize $700 only buys an entry level new bike. C/L is full of buyers for $100 to $200 bikes. Buyers get scarce as you move up in price.

    Nice bike, I would go for it.
    +1 If you can afford it and it your size this bike is worth the price great frame about as good as it gets for vintage steel nice components. It looks like it has already been sold hope you got it.

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    yes, I bought it.

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    And so the ad was deleted-PICTURES pretty please?

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    Are you going to change your user name to Johnonafaggin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thinktubes View Post
    Are you going to change your user name to Johnonafaggin?
    no, I still have a couple schwinns , but can I change it?
    I will upload pictures soon enough the bicycle is at a friends who lent me the cash it will live there until I come up with another 540.00

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    pictures as promised a little late, due to the fact I can't stop riding it long enough to picture it. it was bought of the original builder who had a spinal injury while motocross riding and the bicycle has sat ever since. It has suntour superbe derailers, crank. I replaced the cheap seat post with a super record cmpy. campy hubs laced to dinged wheels from the owner riding on flats(40-50psi) I purchased NOS suntour superbe levers and need to find the calipers and i will be done except for the bars and stem. rides nice, but not as nice or twitchy as the paramount I will miss the paramount, but at least the frame has chromed lugs and stays in perfect condition. the bicycle has been in the high desert since new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnonaschwinn View Post
    pictures as promised a little late, due to the fact I can't stop riding it long enough to picture it. it was bought of the original builder who had a spinal injury while motocross riding and the bicycle has sat ever since. It has suntour superbe derailers, crank. I replaced the cheap seat post with a super record cmpy. campy hubs laced to dinged wheels from the owner riding on flats(40-50psi) I purchased NOS suntour superbe levers and need to find the calipers and i will be done except for the bars and stem. rides nice, but not as nice or twitchy as the paramount I will miss the paramount, but at least the frame has chromed lugs and stays in perfect condition. the bicycle has been in the high desert since new.
    Cool bike.

    She's a looker.

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    Nice bike! I've only seen one of these and it was at a garage sale for 500.00 and she couldnt sell it. How long before you get rid of the Bontrager tires?
    Having a flat tire as part of the total cycling experience is highly overrated. Knowing how to fix one quickly is not.

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    That is one pretty bike!
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