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    car dodger norskagent's Avatar
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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
    Wheelset
    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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    Back to being a Clyde.... ZappCatt's Avatar
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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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    or tarckeemoon, depending marqueemoon's Avatar
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    It's not a house. It's a bike.

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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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    O RLY?

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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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    just buy some google shares

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    No, I prefer to stare at my investments displayed as wall art.
    Last edited by norskagent; 04-27-06 at 06:54 PM.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by onetwentyeight
    Buy some art then. God knows I wish someone would buy my crap.
    20 bucks!
    Looking for a gipiemme pista headset, trade or otherwise. PM if you have one.

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    jack of one or two trades Aeroplane's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by norskagent
    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...
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Irwin Goldstein
    Men should never ride bicycles. Riding should be banned and outlawed. It is
    the most irrational form of exercise I could ever bring to discussion.

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    It would make a cool mobile in the hallway.

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