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Old 06-11-09, 08:03 PM   #1
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Need Opinions

So I found this bike on craigslist for $350 and I was looking for opinions. I know for a fact that some of the parts arn't that great, but I think the frame is good. I'm looking to upgrade it eventually.

Frame: Panasonic DX-1000 @58cm
Handlebars: Chrome Track Drops
Stem: Chrome Threadless Stem
Fork: OEM
Front Wheel: Weinmann Deep V, 32-hole
Rear wheel: Weinmann Deep V, 32-hole
Tires: Kenda Kontender
Crankset: Shimano
ChainWheel: Origin 8 110/130 46t
Bottom Bracket: OEM
Saddle: Velo Road Saddle
Seatpost: OEM
Pedals: Black MKS
Chain: 1/8"
Cog: 15t

I know the deep v's and cranks aren't too great, but I'm not too sure how everything else looks. I was thinking I would talk him down to $300 and wondering what would be some points to help with this feat.

here's the link to the listing:
http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/1215841859.html

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Old 06-11-09, 08:37 PM   #2
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Buy it and sell me the Nitto Rando knock off bars. (naked road bars do not equal track bars)

Also I think it's complete junk.
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Old 06-11-09, 10:00 PM   #3
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Stem: Chrome Threadless Stem
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Old 06-11-09, 10:16 PM   #4
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Wouldn't give him more than $150 for it. The only thing worth a crap on it is the wheelset.

Angles on it look real slack and I bet it's not a real fun bike to ride.

I'd buy a kilo tt from BD and slap some decent wheels, seat, stem, and bars on it, and have a ton better bike for just a couple hundred more.

That, or just keep looking.
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Old 06-12-09, 10:07 AM   #5
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crappy conversion trying to masquerade as a panny keirin bike. you can do (a lot) better for the money.
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Old 06-12-09, 10:12 AM   #6
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For tree-fitty you could get a new Kilo TT.

Anyhow, anyone who says that bike is only worth $150 is probably underestimating. The Weinmanns on there (which look to be new) sell for $150 alone.

It really depends on the condition of the bike. But it actually looks to have relatively new or well-cared-for parts. If the bike is actually in average or bad condition I retract my earlier statement.
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