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    1989 Pinarello 58cm Amatore

    1989 Pinarello 58cm Amatore

    hey guys, new to the forum, well newly registered. anyway, ive been riding roadbikes my entire and have had numerous frames, usually classic ones, i guess im a sucker for looks and just knowing that my frame was built with some love and not overseas somewhere. I currently ride a 62cm de rosa somewhere from the mid-80s and i really like it. i got if for a steal but the frame is a bit big for me, so im thinking about selling it and switching to a track frame... i want to try the whole fixed gear thing. i found this 1989 Pinarello 58cm Amatore on craigslist here in LA but the guy wants 850 for it... seems a bit high, especially when i searched it in google, i found out that that very same bike was for sale in NY for 600 a while back. anyway, here's the link, tell me what you guys think.

    http://newyork.backpage.com/SportsEq...-bike/20029300


    also ive never riden a track bike before and have been told that if im going to do urban riding that i should consider either converting a road bike or getting a newer track that has more relaxed geometry. im 6'2'' and usually ride a 58/59 road frame, how would i feel on a bike like this? (if thats even answerable...)

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    For that much money you could get a really nice new bike complete. If you are new to fixed gear, I would recommend getting a much cheaper bike to learn on, like a Kilo TT or a Dawes SST AL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge_Walker View Post
    For that much money you could get a really nice new bike complete.
    That is a really nice complete bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    That is a really nice complete bike.
    yeah, i would take one of those over a fleet of BD bikes. part of me is trying to figure out how i can get it to iowa...

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    how nice? the thing is, my current de rosa, i can sell and not lose a buck on it. im kinda hoping that this thing is the same. also i know the tubing on these isnt top end, ie its not columbus but oria which ive never heard of. so, if there are any experts out there, how much is this bike realistically worth? also given that it doesnt have a single campy part on it...

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    Still seems like buying a Ferrari as your first car. What if you don't even like riding a fixed gear? I'm not disputing the fact that its a nice bike (because it looks damn fine) but rather spending that kind of money on a used one. Just my .02

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    Is this a joke? $600 for a fully restored, period-correct Pinarello??

    BUY IT NAO.

    Maybe you don't like fixiezz? Maybe it's a little big? Worst comes to worst, you'll be able to sell it for more than $600.

    edit: Also, didn't read your post. $850 might be pushing it, but you can probably get him to come down.
    Quote Originally Posted by rustybrown View Post
    Obvious bro has mastered zen of fixie gear riding. Really feel the road, snow and black ice included, while clenching NJS steel betwixt his 510-laden staunches. He hovers over any potential obstacles like an urban Jesus, performing miracles of barspinnnz and no-handsies skiddz for the non-believers. That spoke card is actually a pamphlet inscribed with the Word, tentatively awaiting passage to the newest disciple.

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    also say what you will but i love quill stems.... this bike just looks sexy, and i got a big ubolt

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    Do it den boy-o!

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    about the not liking to ride fixies, well that could be true, but i know im kinda over riding road bikes, but not over biking. plus worst comes to worst i can sell it and go back, given i wont have a derosa but what the hell, a change never hurt

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    if it fits, buy it
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    next step is recumbent.




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    shell art is OVER!

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    what does that mean?

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    ugh ok ive seen it, great. still dont really understand what youre trying to say

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruskiantonov View Post
    about the not liking to ride fixies, well that could be true, but i know im kinda over riding road bikes, but not over biking. plus worst comes to worst i can sell it and go back, given i wont have a derosa but what the hell, a change never hurt
    Don't worry dude not trying to make fun or anything. This post just reminded me of that clip haha.

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    ok... i think this thread might be over.... still didnt get an answer to what i was looking for

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    your answer is to try to talk the 850 guy down a hundred bucks or so, if that pinarello is built similarly to the other it wouldn't be a bad deal and if it doesn't work for you you can probably flip it for about the same, good luck, track bikes are fun

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