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Old 08-06-14, 07:22 AM   #1
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1987 Bertoni Nuovitalia

still looking for my first road bike. found this bike on craigslist for $275. Is this a good deal?

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1987 Bertoni nuovitalia 12 speed made in Italy. The bike is equipped with Shimano 600 front/rear derailleurs and shifters. The Crank is Bertoni branded (Likely an italian ofmega crankset since the dustcaps are ofmega stamped). The frame tubing is Columbus Matrix, making for a lightweight frame. Columbus Dropouts as well. 3ttt stem. Brakes levers and calipers are Universal.The bicycle is equipped with 700c Mavic MA2 rims. This is a 55cm bike. Spent over $200 on new tires and full tune up.
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Old 08-06-14, 09:56 AM   #2
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whole what's it worth section
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries

$275 seems cheap .. or it's stolen..
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That bike isn't a 55cm.
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Any other opinions?
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That bike isn't a 55cm.
how can you tell? what size is it then?
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how can you tell? what size is it then?
It looks more in the range of 57-59cm to me. The more of these classic lugged steel bikes you look at, the better you get at eyeballing the sizes. The headtube length relative to the other tubes gives you a good indication.
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It looks more in the range of 57-59cm to me. The more of these classic lugged steel bikes you look at, the better you get at eyeballing the sizes. The headtube length relative to the other tubes gives you a good indication.
can anyone else confirm this bike is not a 55cm? i dont want to waste my time going to see the bike if its going to be too big.

the seller did say he is 5'9 and fits him fine
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i dont want to waste my time going to see the bike if its going to be too big. the seller did say he is 5'9 and fits him fine
How tall are you? A 5'9" person shouldn't have much trouble with a 57cm bike unless they have unusually short legs. I'm 5'8" and prefer bikes this size.
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How tall are you? A 5'9" person shouldn't have much trouble with a 57cm bike unless they have unusually short legs. I'm 5'8" and prefer bikes this size.
im 5'8 with 30in inseam. fairly short legs
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im 5'8 with 30in inseam. fairly short legs
Ah. Yeah, I'd hold out for a true ~55cm bike. I'm curious if the seller measured the bike incorrectly or guessed/mistyped.
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