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Old 07-06-07, 04:13 AM   #1
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Should I get this Bianchi?

What do you think about this bike - http://page8.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/h52893693

It's 80s era Bianchi with Dura-Ace components. The auction ends in 2 hours, I still can't decide whether should I get it or not.

I want to ride it, a lot, I really like the bike, but I'm worried that if something breaks/wears out I won't be able to replace it.

What are your thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

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Uh oh, it's in Japanese...can you translate the yen into dollars for the latest bid?

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It's around 500 dollars for now.
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Um, I think that would be a bit too much for me...but I am cheap.

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Stateside you can do better for $500.
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Parts should not be a problem, pretty much standard Italian stuff, easily obtainable!
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Overpriced? Oh well, I'll pass then.
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Overpriced in the states maybe. But in Tokyo, maybe a bargain. I am not a DuraAce aficionado, but I do believe at least some of the group is early DuraAce which I would think would make it a bit more valuable. The Japanese collectors are a bit more willing to spend for bikes. Bid is now $639.
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Overpriced in the states maybe. But in Tokyo, maybe a bargain. I am not a DuraAce aficionado, but I do believe at least some of the group is early DuraAce which I would think would make it a bit more valuable. The Japanese collectors are a bit more willing to spend for bikes. Bid is now $639.
It just went for 90k yen (730$). Too much for me anyway.
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Yeah, sorry we did not spot this earlier to give you more time to mull it over. I only saw it because I was at work!

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It's ok, it's too pricey.
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What do you think about this bike - http://page8.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/h52893693

It's 80s era Bianchi with Dura-Ace components. The auction ends in 2 hours, I still can't decide whether should I get it or not.

I want to ride it, a lot, I really like the bike, but I'm worried that if something breaks/wears out I won't be able to replace it.

What are your thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

Cheers
As a point of reference, a new TSX frame (only) in celeste recently sold for $810 US stateside
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