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Old 12-17-16, 06:41 PM
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Torpado?

Is it with worth it?

vintage torpado
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Old 12-17-16, 07:00 PM
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Yeah, that's probably more like 54-55cm. The paint seems fairly decent, from the distant, single photo, but I would talk him down to at least $300-350 for Aelle and Gran Sport, or keep looking.
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Old 12-17-16, 08:09 PM
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Yeah, that's probably more like 54-55cm. The paint seems fairly decent, from the distant, single photo, but I would talk him down to at least $300-350 for Aelle and Gran Sport, or keep looking.
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Old 12-17-16, 08:32 PM
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I was thinking $300 also. It's a decent mid-range bike
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Id go even lower, like 250-275. Low level plain guage frame tubing, under appreciated brand, and lower end Campy components.
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The subject bicycle is a mid-range model circa 1983. This is solidly mid-range for the era. It's not like the tubing is Zeta or the derailleurs are 980. I'd say $300 is FMV, given the apparent condition, but given the location and time of year, I'd want slightly lower.
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Can anybody tell of those are sewups or clinchers?

Costs and benefits of both, but it may also affect the OP's decision.

The bike appears to be in pristine condition, down to a nice looking seat and brake hoods (which could still be dried out). No notes on whether it has been recently "tuned", so it may still benefit from a complete lubing.

Anyway, $425 isn't a bad price. I wouldn't expect it to sell for less than $300.
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Looking at the front tire I'd say its tubular tires.
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Typically, the Nuovo Sprint of this era were spec'd with 700C Ambrosio Model 19 rims. It was 4th in a line of six Torpado lighweight sports/racing bicycles and only the top two were spec'd with tubulars.
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Tires look to be tubulars. Clinchers of the era were stiffer and would only be flat at the bottom.
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I would say about $250 considering it has flat tires and is on a trainer. If it was ready to ride with good tires I would say you could go $350.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
Typically, the Nuovo Sprint of this era were spec'd with 700C Ambrosio Model 19 rims. It was 4th in a line of six Torpado lighweight sports/racing bicycles and only the top two were spec'd with tubulars.
Actually third in the six bike lineup from Torpado.
I'll stick with original estimate. The asking price on this one should get a person a decent Super Strada.
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Yeah man that is not a outrageous asking price. $350 wouldn't be a bad deal for that. he's saying excellent Overall condition,(only one pic though) Personally I have found that from mid-level to high end, I will pay more for something in better condition. I have been stuck with a couple bikes/parts, that I paid less for because of condition less than stellar. I just turn um into nice beaters, but since I have a few already. I only make plays on Mid to high range in better condition. Not really interested in fair to good stuff anymore in general. VG or better and I will pay fair price for it.
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Originally Posted by nesteel View Post
Actually third in the six bike lineup from Torpado.
I'll stick with original estimate. The asking price on this one should get a person a decent Super Strada.
It may have been 3rd, depending on the exact year, but my literature shows it below the Super Light, Super Racing and Super Strada.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
It may have been 3rd, depending on the exact year, but my literature shows it below the Super Light, Super Racing and Super Strada.
We may be counting from opposite ends of the lineup
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
Can anybody tell of those are sewups or clinchers?

Costs and benefits of both, but it may also affect the OP's decision.

The bike appears to be in pristine condition, down to a nice looking seat and brake hoods (which could still be dried out). No notes on whether it has been recently "tuned", so it may still benefit from a complete lubing.

Anyway, $425 isn't a bad price. I wouldn't expect it to sell for less than $300.
So what is a clean 1984 Super Strada worth with Campagnolo Gears and original parts ??
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Originally Posted by stalbot01 View Post
So what is a clean 1984 Super Strada worth with Campagnolo Gears and original parts ??
Best to start your own Appraisal thread and include pics of the bike or links to pics of the bike.
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84' Torpado appraisal thread.....

Attached are pics of my 1984 Torpado Super Strada.....57cm......Columbus Aelle Tubing.....Seat, Stem, Bars - 3ttt.....Brakes, Levers - Universal 70....Seatpost - Campagnolo Record.....Rear Derailleur, Rear Derailleur, Shifters, Crankset - Campgnolo Record

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Originally Posted by stalbot01 View Post
Attached are pics of my 1984 Torpado Super Strada.....57cm......Columbus Aelle Tubing.....Seat, Stem, Bars - 3ttt.....Brakes, Levers - Universal 70....Seatpost - Campagnolo Record.....Rear Derailleur, Rear Derailleur, Shifters, Crankset - Campgnolo Record
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