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    bianchi san jose 2006: $425 a good price?

    Hi, singlespeed newb here: I'm checking out this 61cm San Jose probably later this week—specs are:

    - 2006
    - "Very good condition".
    - "Maybe 800 miles"
    - all components stock except handlebars

    Is this a good/accurate deal? Any suggestions on what to look for or ask about?

    THANKS!

    sanjose.jpeg

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    well, the san jose retails at most around $700. and if you buy it from a bike shop they're obviously willing to work with you and go lower on the price. throw in the fact that the bike is over 5 years old and has almost 1000 miles on it (probably more).

    its definitely overpriced.

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    Lowball the **** out of it and then take it for a reasonable price. Requires level 5 haggling.
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    Great. Was wondering if it was overpriced considering my LBS is selling a 2011 for $650.

    Thanks for the advice!

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    I bought my San Jose new in 2006 for $550.

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    How do you like it, coldslabs?

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    I like it a lot and ride it (on the road exclusively) while often neglecting my geared bike. It is relaxed without feeling sluggish. Since I don't race it I couldn't comment on its abilities as an actual cross bike though.

    The stock parts are pretty low quality. I have replaced everything over five years but the brakes, brake levers, frame and fork (after using them up or breaking them outright).

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    Way too much. They don't make them anymore but that's too much. Last year there was a shop on eBay that was blowing them out for $450 brand new with free shipping.

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