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    Is this worth the 650$??? bianchi imola

    I'm interested in buying myself another bike and I found this bianchi on Craig's is this worth the 650 or should I just keep searching . the bike is perfect size and I believe it will be a perfect commuter especially in San fran
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik/4281303148.html
    With many thanks -k.p

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    I believe they are around $1400 new, and if it truly is almost new, and you truly like it, then I don't think it's a bad price. It does look very clean in the photos.
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    As long as you never ever let it out of your sight, it's the perfect commuter. Otherwise, fuggedaboutit. Too much eye candy for those with battery powered grinders.
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    Fairly nice bike the price seems about right if stated condition is accurate. I wouldn't want to use this one either as a commuter it is more of a road bike and would be very tempting for thieves.

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    Too new for my taste but looks like a nice machine. Steel is always a good commuter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    Too new for my taste but looks like a nice machine. Steel is always a good commuter
    But expensive steel with a coveted name may not be there when you get to it for your ride home!
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    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik/4288557861.html
    I found another bike on Craig's around the same price yes/no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
    But expensive steel with a coveted name may not be there when you get to it for your ride home!
    If he's fortunate he can just bring it inside like I do.
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    I think they are comparable but look to me to be two different sizes. The Bianchi looks more like a 59 or 60. which is your size?
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    I would say both are some very nice road entry level race bikes at pretty fair prices. The thing is niether is well suited for commuting both high end theft targets, tight geomtry with little or no room for none clipped pedals, larger tires, fenders or rack all of which one may want on a cummuter at some point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    Too new for my taste but looks like a nice machine. Steel is always a good commuter

    I love that frosty color. The Volpe last year was similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zukahn1 View Post
    I would say both are some very nice road entry level race bikes at pretty fair prices. The thing is neither is well suited for commuting both high end theft targets, tight geomtry with little or no room for none clipped pedals, larger tires, fenders or rack all of which one may want on a cummuter at some point.
    +1 to above. It's like going to Costco in my Z3. Where's the 18 rolls of paper towels and 36 rolls of TP going to fit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    I think they are comparable but look to me to be two different sizes. The Bianchi looks more like a 59 or 60. which is your size?
    I'm like a 55 around 5'9 to 5'10 the lemond might be a little too big for me but it all depends on the bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by zukahn1 View Post
    I would say both are some very nice road entry level race bikes at pretty fair prices. The thing is niether is well suited for commuting both high end theft targets, tight geomtry with little or no room for none clipped pedals, larger tires, fenders or rack all of which one may want on a cummuter at some point.
    Ima use the bike for mostly going to school and riding it with friends. Sometimes going to my local cafe. But because I live in San Francisco I will try to be extra cautious. If you were me what bike would you choose? The Bianchi or the lemond? I really like them both.

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    I'd ride them before choosing
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    They both have pros and cons. The Lemond has a higher level groupset but is older and likely has more miles. Its really going to come down to size. What I can tell you is, if you park either of those bikes at a bike rack, they WILL BE GONE. You can't be cautious enough. I like to ride nice bikes as much as the next guy but buy two. One to enjoy one to ride to school and the cafe.
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    +1 to above.

    It only costs $40 + tax and battery + 45 seconds to steal your new ride.

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