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Old 09-18-12, 01:38 PM   #1
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New member here. I've been looking for a vintage bike in the 51cm - 53cm range for a few months. I don't find many frames in this size on craigslist here in the SF Bay Area. I would love to hear opinions on pricing for the following. It seems like most comparable bikes I see advertised on craigslist ask for $600 - $700. I don't have pics but the frame is white and everything should be in very good condition. Thanks for reading.

Battaglin Racing Road Bike 1984 Los Angeles Special Edition
Original owner of this road bike custom hand built in Italy and shipped to the USA -- Serial No. 037
51.5 cm -- Columbus SL double butted tubing; Aero forks and rear stays.
Modolo Brake Set (Made in Italy) -- All Red! Drilled levers. Purchased in Florence, Italy, hand carried back to USA. Also includes unused wet brake pad set & tan rubber hand rests.
Campagnolo Super Record rear derailleur.
Campagnolo Record front derailleur.
Campagnolo Record shifters.
Gipiemme (Made in Italy) 53/42 Crankset with Los Angeles 1984 engraving; 170 cm.
Gipiemme Battaglin engraved seat post and bottom bracket.
Montreal Ambrosio Chrono Durex heat treated tubular wheels with Campagnolo Record high flange hubs (very responsive) and DT double butted stainless steel spokes.
Vittoria Cosa CX tubular sew-up tires (cotton construction with latex tubes) 120 psi typical setting (brand new rear; front needs to be replaced).
Regina CX 20-12 and 19-13 rear six speed gear sets.
Cinelli Stem and Criterium Handlebars 65-40.
Old school pedals and clip-ons.
Pumps, tools and stand included.
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Old 09-18-12, 01:41 PM   #2
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1. Look beyond just C/L. There are a lot of bike sold via other methods, including here on this forum.

2. You are in one of the most expensive markets in the US. Consider buying outside your area: friends or family that live in another city, or whatever.

3. The best deals are sold before there is time to get an answer: "hey is this one a good deal?". So spend some time getting educated upfront so you can pounce on a deal.

4. Many riders are not fans of tubulars due to the cost of tires and the extra steps required to mount them.

I don't like what I see on that seat post on the SF bike. Did someone wrap in tape to shim a post that was the wrong size? Huh?
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