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Old 01-28-07, 07:22 PM   #1
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Help me figure out how much more I need to spend--please

I am looking at a track bike that has the following. Frame, bb, head set, pedals and seat post. No wheels, crank, handlebars and so-on.

It is an Italian frame around late 80's vintage. Could someone help me figure out how much more I will need to spend to get it running with all campy and italian components?

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you're about halfway there...
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Well the frame may cost me $700. How much is a wheel set that would be apropriate for that vintage and a stem, crank, handlebars? I am bidding on something, but don't know how much I should bid?
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wheelsets really vary in price... but anything with campy record (or especially c-record) hubs will cost you a pretty penny for sure. stem and bars should be vintage cinelli stuff which can go 200+ for the two items in good shape. cranks are in the same boat, for vintage campy stuff.. it's all pricey.
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So, 250 crank, 225ish bars and stem, wheels? I have a bike with high flange, but it is has 27" wheels. All campy record from the 70's. Wonder if I could trade for what I need?
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Here's a couple things you can watch...

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Thanks. A wheel set is going to be a bear no doubt.
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if he wants late 80s italian, he should get the cinelli 2a, not the stem you linked derek.

i got my early 80s italian monstrosity for 225 bucks, but my next ones costing a bit more...

you could be spending anywhere from 500 to 900 dollars, depending on how smart a shopper you are.
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if he wants late 80s italian, he should get the cinelli 2a, not the stem you linked derek.

i got my early 80s italian monstrosity for 225 bucks, but my next ones costing a bit more...

you could be spending anywhere from 500 to 900 dollars, depending on how smart a shopper you are.
Yeah, but the one i linked is prettier
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you dont have to tell me that, you know how i am about those stems

they just look better on 70s and older...

ttt made some stems that would work for the OP too.
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