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Old 12-13-05, 08:03 PM   #1
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2002 Bianchi Pista

hi guys, ive been in the market for a track bike. I came across this

http://boston.craigslist.org/bik/116689207.html

I emailed him wondering why it was so expensive, being a 2002 model, AND used. He said it has an upgraded Mavic wheelset. Is that what it looks like?

Anyway, I bargained the price down to 535.00(including shipping).

Do the wheels look upgraded? I found the picture of this bike on the bianchi site, and the wheels look exactly the same. I dunno.

Tommorow I'm sending the money via paypal, so I just would like it if you guys could look over it for my safety. He seems like a good guy, great communication skills, and im excited about the bike... Just last minute butterflies.

If it helps at all, the wheel set is the "Mavic CXP21 custom wheel set"
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Old 12-13-05, 08:05 PM   #2
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What kind of hubs..?
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Old 12-13-05, 08:07 PM   #3
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you're getting ripped off.

unless he's got phils on there you're paying more than MSRP for a 4-year old bike.
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Old 12-13-05, 08:09 PM   #4
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i agree with baxtefer, thats way too much
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Those wheels were stock if I'm not mistaken.

That's what I had on my '02.

Ah, my '02, great bike!

I put on some Dura-Ace cranks & sold the baby for like $400.

What was I thinking?!

I should of held out until the great track bubble of '05-'06-'07....
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Old 12-13-05, 08:10 PM   #6
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check out the angle of the bars on that bike

daannnnng
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Old 12-13-05, 08:10 PM   #7
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Cash talks.

It's xmas time, people need money.

Talk him down if you really want it.
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Old 12-13-05, 08:20 PM   #8
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Do you have a local LBS which sells Bianchi? His "improved" price is close to current retail for new bikes(not including any sales).
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Agreed, that's way too much. Plus it's fugly, and I kind of like the 02's.

Celeste tires on a black and red frame? ARRGH!!!
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Old 12-13-05, 08:35 PM   #10
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You're all crazy.
That's a vintage pista.
Take that into account.
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Old 12-13-05, 08:54 PM   #11
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vintage?! hah!
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Old 12-13-05, 09:03 PM   #12
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keep looking dude.
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Yeah yeah, those handlebars are crazy! He rode it like that?
Keep looking. Too much.
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Old 12-13-05, 10:10 PM   #14
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I just paid much less for a pristine 2003 pista. Keep on keepin' on.
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I believe the 2002 came with Mavic cxp 22 as stock.
New Pistas goes for $499 in Baltimore.
Just say NO.
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Old 12-14-05, 10:51 AM   #16
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Even better, go here:

http://www.irocycle.com/id78.html
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Old 12-14-05, 10:58 AM   #17
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oy vey, the ever-present iro recommendation. lay off it.
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Old 12-14-05, 11:27 AM   #18
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those are stock cxp-21 rims. if he didn't upgrade the hubs he's lying about the wheels

http://gianni.bianchiusa.com/2002/si.../13_pista.html
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BAH!!! Forget that thing
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dont buy it. i wouldnt trust anyone who would ride with bars adjusted like that.
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Old 12-14-05, 03:36 PM   #21
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You should ask him if those bars are an upgrade?
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