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Old 01-25-06, 08:19 PM   #1
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Help me decide whether to buy a vintage Frejus track bike that I cant afford

So, this dude posts on a local bike forum about a track frame for sale, no details, no pics, but I was curious, so I emailed him.

He replies that it's a 70's Frejus that he's selling for his Dad, and he wants ~$300 for it, but seems to REALLY need to sell it, so I bet he'd bite for like $250. All I/he knows about the componentry is that the cranks are Japanese replacements because the originals broke. I can't see it in person unless he has his dad bring it to town, which he obviously doesn't want to do unless I'm "serious" about considering it.

So basically what I want (or don't want) to know is whether this bike is too good a deal to let go, or whether I should just save my money for something else. I just spent a fair amount of money on parts for another bike which I should really be content with for a while, but it's a road conversion, and not an especially great frame to begin with.
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Old 01-26-06, 01:05 AM   #2
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i'd buy it and ebay any parts you don't want/need. you can easily sell the frame for at least $250, regardless of what size/condition its in, as long as its not bent or dented. but if it fits, keep it!
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yeah as long as its not bent or rusting, you should be fine spending 250-300 on it.
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Guys he posted the thread twice. Look at the other post. it more up to date.

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