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Old 11-15-18, 09:15 PM
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The Japanese were obsessed with imitating Italian bikes back in the day. Side by side it was hard to notice any differences in a Japanese and an Italian bike from that era. The only thing was the difference in weight. The Italians figured out how to make bikes that weighed less than 21 pounds while most of the Japanese bikes still weighed closer to 28 pounds. Basically, vintage Japanese bikes are worth about 1/3 of what an equivalent vintage Italian bike would go for. High quality vintage Japanese bikes usually go for $300 or less. Average quality vintage Japanese bikes go for $50 to $150.
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