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    Senior Member peripatetic's Avatar
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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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    max
    Last edited by peripatetic; 02-18-06 at 06:34 PM.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by peripatetic
    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.
    Last edited by Old School; 02-18-06 at 07:09 PM.
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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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