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Old 12-06-09, 06:42 AM   #1
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your opinion please

would this be a good purchase for the price

http://www.usedottawa.com/classified-ad/10502298

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Old 12-06-09, 07:01 AM   #2
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Maybe, but going by their website, it looks like they ordered the bikes made from Taiwan with their logo on them. Looks like the site hasn't been updated since 2006 also!

http://www.eclipsebicycles.com/en/Bi...Road_5805.html
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Old 12-06-09, 08:51 AM   #3
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For 500 bucks (non-negotiable), I'd be looking elsewhere.

It's funny how the guy "needs the $$$ for new computer parts", yet he'd be down to "trade for older Limongi, Bianchi (older Pistas?), or high-end Peugeot models (fixed-gears)".

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Old 12-06-09, 03:52 PM   #4
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For 500 bucks (non-negotiable), I'd be looking elsewhere.

It's funny how the guy "needs the $$$ for new computer parts", yet he'd be down to "trade for older Limongi, Bianchi (older Pistas?), or high-end Peugeot models (fixed-gears)".

Ha
Seriously? Because he's got red Oury grips on there.
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True! Never mind my previous comments. Give him $550.
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What do we deduct for sole brake being a rear one?
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On this site, asking for opinions = asking for insults.

I've never heard of that brand. That doesn't automatically mean it's crap, but the diacompte (sic) brake and the alex wheelframes (????) indicate both that the components are ****ty and that the seller is an idiot. For $500 you can get a pretty nice bike- a hell of a lot nicer than that one for sure.
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Old 12-06-09, 04:47 PM   #8
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On this site, asking for opinions = asking for insults.

I've never heard of that brand. That doesn't automatically mean it's crap, but the diacompte (sic) brake and the alex wheelframes (????) indicate both that the components are ****ty and that the seller is an idiot. For $500 you can get a pretty nice bike- a hell of a lot nicer than that one for sure.
^True on both counts.

Buy a Kilo TT.
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