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Old 08-11-06, 01:18 AM   #1
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Am I being smart? or am I going to regret this....

....when I am not drunk?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEBI%3AIT&rd=1
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Old 08-11-06, 01:41 AM   #2
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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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Old 08-11-06, 07:06 AM   #3
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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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Old 08-11-06, 07:15 AM   #4
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If you really like it and can afford it it's a good idea.
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Old 08-11-06, 07:25 AM   #5
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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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Old 08-11-06, 07:34 AM   #6
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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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Old 08-11-06, 09:11 AM   #7
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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?
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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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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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Thats exactly how I ended up with a 3rensho.
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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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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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