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Old 04-27-06, 06:05 PM   #1
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good investment?

I can get a new 06 fuji track pro (retail $1300) for $700...here are the specs -
Main frame A-6 Quaternary phase alloy, custom butted and Aero shaped, Integrated Head Tube.
Rear triangle A-6 Quaternary phase alloy butted seat stays with shaped ride tuned Energy Transfer Chainstay, Fuji track dropout with stainless steel inserts
Fork FC-770 Fuji Straight Blade Integrated Carbon w/1 1/8" alloy steerer
Drivetrain
Crankset FSA Carbon Pro Track, 144 bolt pattern, 49T
Bottom bracket V.P. ISIS Sealed Cartridge
Pedals Nil
Front derailleur Nil
Rear derailleur Nil
Shifters Nil
Cassette/freewheel Formula 15T Sprocket with Lockring
Chain KMC Z-410
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Rims Alex Crostini R1.1 & R1.2, 32H Black
Tires Vittoria Diamonte Pro Lite, 700 x 23c
Tubes Kenda Ultralite Presta
Front hub Formula High Flange, 32H Sealed
Rear hub Formula High Flange, 32H Sealed
Spokes Double Butted Stainless
Features
Brake set Nil
Brake levers Nil
Headset V.P. 1 1/8" Integrated Road, with convex hollow alloy spacer
Handlebar Ritchey Logic WCS Classic 31.8mm Road
Stem Ritchey Logic WCS 31.8mm Road, +/-6 degree
Tape/grip Fuji custom cork wrap
Saddle Selle Italia C2 SE
Seat post Ritchey Logic WCS Road, 250mm
Seat clamp Allen nut
Others
Frame Weight, lb./kg. 3.7/1.7
Complete Bike Weight, lb./kg. 14.9/6.76


I have a nice city fixed bike and do not want to track race, I thought this would be a good deal to flip later, maybe in a year or two. deal or no deal? thanks...
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Old 04-27-06, 06:07 PM   #2
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I would not buy it with the thought to "flip it in a year or 2"
While MSRP is $1300, they are known to be blown out at year end.
There was also just a bunch of NOS which showed up at Chucksbikes for $650..

There also are a bunch of this price range(FTP, Bianchi Pista Concept) that are showing up on CL and eBay at well under retail.
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Old 04-27-06, 06:12 PM   #3
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It's not a house. It's a bike.
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Old 04-27-06, 06:13 PM   #4
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what ZappCatt said.
it's not a good investment.

(also, if you're thinking of bikes as investments, it's not a good way to go. appreciation is low, and they take up a lot of space).

also, they're meant to be ridden, which usually depreciates them.
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"modern" bikes aren't an ivestment. they depreciate while just sitting there.

now a 53cm masi frame, now that has investment potential.
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thanks...I would love to get it to ride but the hassle of selling my current bike then making the fuji street ready is too much. If they don't appreciate as a rule I'll pass.
the bike was strapped to the rack in the store to hold it down I guess!
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Old 04-27-06, 06:35 PM   #7
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just buy some google shares
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No, I prefer to stare at my investments displayed as wall art.

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Buy some art then. God knows I wish someone would buy my crap.
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make me a fuji track pro for under 7 and I'll buy it as art.
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Old 04-27-06, 07:48 PM   #11
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Buy some art then. God knows I wish someone would buy my crap.
20 bucks!
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make me a fuji track pro for under 7 and I'll buy it as art.
If you're looking at a fuji track pro as art, you've got a whole other set of problems...
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It would make a cool mobile in the hallway.
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