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Old 09-25-06, 10:15 PM   #1
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used pista - price thoughts?

alright, folks, looking for input from those wiser than i... i'm looking at buying a 2004 pista off of a local track rider... it's never been crashed, the frame's in awesome shape ... he keeps the pedals, i get the rest of it - factory/stock wheelset.

i've heard various words from folks at the track about whether/not pistas are The Way To Go ... but for my budget [yay grad school], and a new track rider, this is an excellent start.

so - editorial comments on the nature of pistas aside... any guesses on a reasonable final selling price? [nevermind the bantering of offers...]

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Old 09-25-06, 11:32 PM   #2
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This is the low end Pista and not the Pista Concept? I think they go for as little as $450-$500 new around here, so maybe half that unless it has better wheels (e.g. tubulars) or something.

Track bikes tend to be a buyers market-- people upgrade faster than new people come in.
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Old 09-26-06, 04:41 AM   #3
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Check the headset for notches and check the wheels for trueness and also for tension. It may affect your decision on an offer. I had problems in these places with mine. Hope the bike your looking at is built better than the one that I bought new in 2004.
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