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    Recommendations on buying a bike..

    I have decided to move on and sell my Bianchi and search for another bike. I have a found a few potential candidates but had a big question.
    A good number of the bikes I am interested in have been sitting or been stored for a few years inside or are constantly ridden. I know this might sound like a dumb question but which of those two would be a better situation to buy the bike?

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    Get a New one..
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    Quote Originally Posted by 09box View Post
    I have decided to move on and sell my Bianchi and search for another bike. I have a found a few potential candidates but had a big question.
    A good number of the bikes I am interested in have been sitting or been stored for a few years inside or are constantly ridden. I know this might sound like a dumb question but which of those two would be a better situation to buy the bike?
    The well ridden ones may be well ridden, but may not have been maintained. The unridden ones will still need new grease and stuff.

    There's no hard, fast rule... Ultimately you decide what's important- pristine, patina, or new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
    The well ridden ones may be well ridden, but may not have been maintained. The unridden ones will still need new grease and stuff.

    There's no hard, fast rule... Ultimately you decide what's important- pristine, patina, or new.
    Yes, it is definitely a case-by-case issue. What sort of bike (condition and appearance, as well as brand and model) do you want, and how much work do you want to do yourself?
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    What Bianchi? Unless there is something you absolutely hate about I would suggest hanging on to it until you have found a new love. I can't tell you how many I have met or see reply here "Oh I had a Bianchi once but I sold/traded it. Wish I still had it"
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    Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '09 Motobecane SS, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape

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    It is an 88 Nuovo Rosso.

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    For your general question, the answer is yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 09box View Post
    It is an 88 Nuovo Rosso.

    OH yeah I saw that the other day. Never heard of a Nuovo Rosso model. It looks like it might have been a Nuovo Alloro. So do you hate it just no room for two?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    What Bianchi? Unless there is something you absolutely hate about I would suggest hanging on to it until you have found a new love. I can't tell you how many I have met or see reply here "Oh I had a Bianchi once but I sold/traded it. Wish I still had it"
    BG's N+1 solution really makes a lot of sense.

    Even if you do decide to sell it later - it would be wise to reevaluate against your new purchase before you do. I would surely miss mine, and it's just a mid-level Bianchi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
    For your general question, the answer is yes.
    Incorrect.

    The correct answer is the blue one.

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    Either way I would overhaul a used bike. If it's been sitting around not being used, at least the parts won't be worn out.

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    Come to think of it, it might be the Nuovo Alloro.

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    For your next ride - keep your current one - look for a double butted cro-mo or 531 frame and forks; lugged or fillet brazed.
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    Either way I would overhaul a used bike.
    this.

    If it's been sitting around not being used, at least the parts won't be worn out.
    what wears out on a vintage road bike? i mean, besides the consumables that i replace anyway? yeah, very infrequently you'll need to replace a chain ring or front derailleur. those are usually easy fixes. i almost always also replace the chain and freewheel, which is about $30 total (shipped to your door).

    my point is, with a little investment (mostly time), a 30 year old bike can usually be brought back to like-new.

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    Speaking as a noob who bought 3 bikes from CL in the last year, I was less concerned with never used vs. used, and more with the overall condition of the bike: no dents, no large areas of rust, no signs of damage or repairs, no bent fork, etc. I was looking for Miyatas, and I didn't know much (still don't!), but I knew that Miyatas were well built and plentiful, so I couldn't really go wrong.

    When I got my newest bike, same approach, with just a bit more knowledge (I knew going into the purchase that it would be overhauled and customized and already have someone lined up to do the work). Worn parts can be replaced, and a good overhaul can really bring a bike back to life, but dents and damage are more problematic, and I don't want to deal with those.

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    I have it narrowed down to four choices:
    1. mid 90's Cannondale R2.8 at consignment at local bike shop. Owned by older adult who gave up road bikes and went to a hybrid. It has 105 ergo shifters.
    2. 94 Trek 1220 nearby found on Craigslist. Original owner is selling it. Price is $250. Trek 1220 Bicycle great condidtion
    3. 01 Trek 1000 Alpha found on Craigslist. Has new cassette and chain. Price is $160. Ad is deleted now.
    4. Year unknown Shogun 1000 with 105 bar end shifters, Nitto bars and new big ring $250. Offered by someone who was interested in Bianchi.

    Which of the four should I pursue? Any recommendations?

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    I just wanted to let everyone know that I brought home a late 90s Bianchi steel frame road bike with Campy Components.

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    Congratulations! Is it the Veloce model? I ride with a guy that loves his Veloce. Please post photos when you can.

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    Is it a Veloce. I will post a picture in the next couple days when I get a chance.

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    I swapped over my bags to it and had a new post installed. The old one was toast and wouldn't hold the saddle in place.

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