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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.

    Cheers

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Tadashi
    Overpriced? Oh well, I'll pass then.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by CV-6
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Tadashi
    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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