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1995 Bianchi Veloce

Old 01-15-11, 05:10 PM
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1995 Bianchi Veloce

So, I'm a bit of a newb, and this is one of the candidates for my new road bike.

1995 Bianchi Veloce, $850

What do you think? Any help's appreciated.
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Old 01-15-11, 05:46 PM
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do you have any pics?
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Newish bikes tend to be valued based on the original MSRP. That bike had an MSRP of $1300. So the asking price is 65% of MSRP, which is really high for a 15 year old bike. Realize that many buyers didn't pay MSRP, year end dealer close outs can be really sweet. A bike 15 years old will be valued more like 40% of MSRP, if in really good shape. $850 should buy you a really top of the line bike. Keep looking.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
do you have any pics?
No, sorry. I saw it at the LBS.
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Old 01-15-11, 10:03 PM
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OH it was at the bike shop. that may explain the price but I agree with Work it is a bit over priced.
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those bikes had a decent frame. if the components have been updated, it may be worth the money. if it is stock and very clean, wrk101 is probably spot on.
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It's at a shop where the price is usually negotiable, too.
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It's at a shop where the price is usually negotiable, too.
40% of $1300 is $520. So that is quite a bit of negotiating. Shops can charge over market on used bikes. Bikes that I sell for $300 around here, the shops get $450. Buyers are more comfortable buying from a shop and pay a hefty premium for it. Its not like the buyer is getting something different/better rehabbed/or whatever at the shop I am referring to, as they are selling bikes for me, and put them side by side with their regular stock.
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