Old 10-25-23, 01:40 PM
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By far the most I spent on one bike was on my '82 Trek 730, especially since it was in 1980s dollars, which went a lot further. But technically it wasn't a vintage bike at the time, so it doesn't really count......

Next up would be, slightly ironically, my most recent acquisition. 1988 Centurion Ironman Carbon, bought as a frameset with a handful of 600EX Tricolor components in a bag. Finished with "bin" parts, including the wheelset, so the total dollar outlay is an estimate, based on what I faintly recall paying at various swaps, etc.

Since this shot, I've swapped in a matching-ish Tricolor FD, and bar/stem with dark-ish anodized 105 brake levers (that _kinda_ complement the anodized Tricolor) and Shimano 7-speed indexed bar-end shifters.

Frameset purchase was a splurge, no question. But by pressing into service a bunch of parts-bin parts that likely never would have seen the light of day otherwise, that kinda sorta justified it.
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