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    Am I being smart? or am I going to regret this....


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    it's a nice frame, but i wouldn't go much more on it. a quick search returned a rumor that it could have been manufactured by pinarello. caveat emptor

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    my research points to gita as the builder. i have an identical frame and while i love the bike, i think you are pretty much at the top end of its value (typical for eBay, i suppose). if you end up winning, try to get a deal on some really good wheels and it should all balance out. otherwise, shell out the $550 (or whatever) for a bianchi pista and you will have a whole bike with a pretty similar-quality frame (in my opinion).

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    If you really like it and can afford it it's a good idea.

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    I find that when contomplating expensive purchases, it is best to consume substances that will impare your judgment.

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    well, according to myspace, that frame
    might be a bit too big for you.

    what size frame do you currently ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pfutz
    I find that when contomplating expensive purchases, it is best to consume substances that will impare your judgment.
    I love this quote.

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    Yah I was going to say... don't you think that frame's going to be a little big on you. My winter bike is a 56x56 and I'm thinking about selling it because it's a little big for me.

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    I ride a 55 now and it is a little small. I have REALLY long legs.

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    well, how long are they?
    www.bmxboard.net/bnw
    -go there for pics of how stupid i am

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    or tarckeemoon, depending marqueemoon's Avatar
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    Don't worry. As long as you post this enough places somebody with deeper pockets will eventually outbid you.

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    Senior Member Caraxmarie's Avatar
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    I am actually kind of bummed now because me pay check is a lot better than I was expecting and I could have gotten something I liked more. Someone outbid me please. $451 haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pfutz
    I find that when contomplating expensive purchases, it is best to consume substances that will impare your judgment.
    Thats exactly how I ended up with a 3rensho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caraxmarie
    I ride a 55 now and it is a little small. I have REALLY long legs.
    mmm hmmm, you're gonna need some long arms too for those 56cm of tt.

    edit: a long torso too...

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    so much for physics humble_biker's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by cicadashell
    my research points to gita as the builder. i have an identical frame and while i love the bike, i think you are pretty much at the top end of its value (typical for eBay, i suppose). if you end up winning, try to get a deal on some really good wheels and it should all balance out. otherwise, shell out the $550 (or whatever) for a bianchi pista and you will have a whole bike with a pretty similar-quality frame (in my opinion).
    A TIG welded Bianchi Pista from Taiwan or a lugged Pinarello. Sorry to differ in opinion but there is no comparison between the two.

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    I think Gita is an importer, not a framebuilder. If it was a pinarello you got a pretty sweet deal. Even if it wasn't I've seen giordana frames that looked really nice.

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    Either way it's a whole lot nicer than a pista.

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