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Old 02-18-06, 07:29 PM   #1
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Don't know if it's my size, but just wanted to know anyone's preliminary thoughts on price before I go out into the extreme cold:

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http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/135071209.html

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Old 02-18-06, 07:32 PM   #2
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Sounds like too much money to me, but it depends on the local market, which I understand is difficult in New York. The components are good, though, and if it's in "superb condition" ...
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Old 02-18-06, 07:47 PM   #3
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Don't know if it's my size, but just wanted to know anyone's preliminary thoughts on price before I go out into the extreme cold:

(sorry, no pics, just a written description)

http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/135071209.html

Thanks,

max
Hey M, I'd say size is not an insignificant detail! So happens, I'm looking for a l/w CroMo (57-58 cm) frame right now. I'll give you first dibs since you've been so helpful to me. Let me know if you take a pass on it, and it happens to be the size I'm looking for, as I might then check it out for myself.
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Don't know about being "very collectible", but I guess even Elvis bobbleheads may be considered very collectible by some. Under 20 lbs. -- without the wheels maybe. Remember it is a steel frame with older but respectable components. "26-inch... Araya rims" -- more likely 27-inch or 700C. "Superb condition" ought to be equivalent to pristine or NOS for that price. That said, it is a nice mid-80's road bike.

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Old 02-18-06, 09:37 PM   #5
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The bicycle is slightly older than advertised. The last, and maybe only year for the Comp TA was 1984. Weight is also a bit optimistic as these were advertised as 22.7 lbs and the marketing guys usually cherry picked the data from the smallest size frame. As for the price, it was only $465 US, brand new!
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