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Old 12-10-09, 07:01 PM
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What would you pay for a one of a kind-hot pink Gianni Motta Olympic Triathlon with..

...ALL original Campy "Victory" Gruppo parts (except for seat and seat post) and Mavic MA40 rims??










Honest feedback and opinions appreciated-as much as I can't bare to part with it, I have to sell it to save my car insurance policy from lapsing!

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Old 12-12-09, 08:49 AM
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that is a very nice looking bicycle. what size is it and what kind of tubing? unfortunatly it may not fetch too much as it is not, atleast I do not think it is, a well known name. also it does not "click". also it is deep winter in most of the country. where do you live?
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Pink + Victory = $350 tops.

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Unfortunately, would not be able to get $350 for it around here due to the obscure brand and the fact the market is in the midst of its annual winter slowdown.
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I assume you don't have the time, but if you scrub everything and part it out, you could potentially get more than $350 (though I agree that would be tops unless you're in a super overheated market):

I think these are conservative estimates, but I'm willing to suffer a flogging if I'm way off target:

Wheels: $75-$100 if true and bearing are smooth
Crank: $40-$50 in excellent condition (you'd have to get rid of that corrosion on the bolts)
Brakeset: $50-$60, especially if those white hoods are in excellent shape (again, address the minor corrosion on chrome bits)
Derailleur set: $20-$30
Pedals: $30-$40 if in excellent condition (more if you had the dustcaps, which you appear to be missing)
BB: $30 if not pitted
Stem: is that an Cinelli XA? Maybe $20
Bars: $20-$30 if they are Cinelli

The frame is a wildcard. Yes it's an uncommon marque, but there are people that do know Gianni Motta and know the frames are good quality. And for certain collectors, pink is a plus. Do you have more details on the frame? Tubing? Dropout brand? It's possible the frame is better than the component group. I'd guess you could get at least $150 for the frame, maybe more. If you put it on ebay, two people who really want an italian frame in pink at that size might bid it up to $250 or more, but that might be optimistic thinking.

I think it's easier to sell parts this time of year than a complete bike - and parting it out will always garner a greater net sum, though the time and labor investment is greater.
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hey folks...I'm in Cali, so the market is year-round in these parts...thanks for the feedback though...frame is about 56 cm and is Columbus tubing...Gianni Motta is a pretty well known name in the vintage/classics world actually-it is listed on Classic Rendezvous.com here! I was able to find out more about the bike here on BF as well based on a couple other forum posts...still trying to do anything I can to avoid selling it though! Thx again...
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