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Old 02-10-11, 11:13 PM   #1
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Bianchi Zurigo!

I'm not sure if this is a normal or even acceptable thing to do among these forums, but I am going to buy a Bianchi Zurigo and strip the parts off and put them onto a Surly Cross-Check.

So... does anyone want to buy a brand-new Bianchi Zurigo frameset (Frame, Fork, Headset, Seatpost, Seatpost Clamp)? I'm looking to get about 600, but I could be talked down in price if need be.

P.S. I would get whatever size you needed, I haven't bought it yet.
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I...uh, gotta be honest, I think I'd ride the Bianchi.

Not sure what you're gaining here.
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Or, if you're set on the Surly, just purchase the parts you want and hang them on the Surly. Seems like it would cost less in the long run.
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Competitive Cyclist has Zurigo framesets for $700 so why would anyone bother?
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Old 02-11-11, 08:47 AM   #5
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Seriously, if you're going to buy a new bike for the parts, I think Bikes Direct is the way to go.
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I...uh, gotta be honest, I think I'd ride the Bianchi.

Not sure what you're gaining here.
I want a steel frame, I may instead go with the Ritchey Break Away

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Or, if you're set on the Surly, just purchase the parts you want and hang them on the Surly. Seems like it would cost less in the long run.
I can get the Zurigo for cheap, otherwise I would do just that

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Competitive Cyclist has Zurigo framesets for $700 so why would anyone bother?
Because I will sell it for $600 or less, which if you didn't notice, is at least $100 less.

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Seriously, if you're going to buy a new bike for the parts, I think Bikes Direct is the way to go.
I wouldn't be able to sell a Bikes Direct frame for nearly as much as a Zurigo frame
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Yeah, this isn't the place to sell things and I think goes against forum rules. There is a For Sale forum for this type of thing.
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I wouldn't be able to sell a Bikes Direct frame for nearly as much as a Zurigo frame
Obviously I don't know how much you're getting the Zurigo for, but for $1000 you can get a bike from BD with Rival components and a Gossamer crank, as opposed to the Apex/Omega on the Zurigo. If you were paying retail for the Zurigo, then this would be a better deal even if you had to pay someone $100 to take the BD frame off your hands.
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Yeah, this isn't the place to sell things and I think goes against forum rules. There is a For Sale forum for this type of thing.
Ok thank you. Sorry for misthreading

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Obviously I don't know how much you're getting the Zurigo for, but for $1000 you can get a bike from BD with Rival components and a Gossamer crank, as opposed to the Apex/Omega on the Zurigo. If you were paying retail for the Zurigo, then this would be a better deal even if you had to pay someone $100 to take the BD frame off your hands.
Ok thanks for the advice, I'll look into that.
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Okay, but surely you can find a nicer steel frame than a surly. Even a double-cross would be nicer.
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Okay, but surely you can find a nicer steel frame than a surly. Even a double-cross would be nicer.
Like what?
I couldn't get a Soma.
I can get some special pricing from my LBS, but they aren't dealers for Soma, so I'm kind of limited.

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