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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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    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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    There's no such thing as too far.. just lack of time
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    Any other opinions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
    That bike isn't a 55cm.
    how can you tell? what size is it then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rexmakesbeats View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by chandltp View Post
    There's no such thing as too far.. just lack of time
    RUSA #7498 / PBP 2015 frame number P204: http://suivi.paris-brest-paris.org/P204.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by rexmakesbeats View Post
    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.
    Last edited by ThermionicScott; 08-08-14 at 09:37 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by chandltp View Post
    There's no such thing as too far.. just lack of time
    RUSA #7498 / PBP 2015 frame number P204: http://suivi.paris-brest-paris.org/P204.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by rexmakesbeats View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by chandltp View Post
    There's no such thing as too far.. just lack of time
    RUSA #7498 / PBP 2015 frame number P204: http://suivi.paris-brest-paris.org/P204.html

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