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Old 04-11-11, 08:09 PM
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I had a buddy who sold these in his shop about a decade ago, or so. I kinda always thought they were relatively "run of the mill" Italian bikes....nice, but not especially nicer than most of the others out there. Decent build quality, pinned (I think) and brass brazed lugged bikes. I seem to remember they did have good paint too. SLX is a good, durable tubeset...not ultra-light but not heavy either. It is drawn tubing, so it is a bit stronger than the seamed tubing Columbus made. I'm sure if your interested, someone here will have the tensile strengths and actual tube weights. If I were in the market for this bike, I personally wouldn't go above a couple hundred for it though (if that), and that's if the paint was in really really good condition.
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i'd put the value at $200 - $250. it would be worth more in a smaller size.
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Paint is pretty typical Italian. I'd place the value around 200$, in part because of the size. The other two commentators are spot on.

Big bikes do not move. This will go right away at 150$ and will likely sit a bit at 200$. Those of us who ride larger bikes come to understand this.
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Originally Posted by Poguemahone
Paint is pretty typical Italian. I'd place the value around 200$, in part because of the size. The other two commentators are spot on.

Big bikes do not move. This will go right away at 150$ and will likely sit a bit at 200$. Those of us who ride larger bikes come to understand this.
I just came across this thread in the archives. Forgive me for digging it up again, but I need to know this.
Are you saying one can find a frame set like this one:

for around $200?
If that is the case, could you please point me in the direction of the seller?
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Originally Posted by Again
I just came across this thread in the archives. Forgive me for digging it up again, but I need to know this.
Are you saying one can find a frame set like this one:
for around $200?
If that is the case, could you please point me in the direction of the seller?
Thank you!
I agree! Point me there also.
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Originally Posted by Again
I just came across this thread in the archives. Forgive me for digging it up again, but I need to know this.
Are you saying one can find a frame set like this one:

for around $200?
If that is the case, could you please point me in the direction of the seller?
Thank you!
Alas, I said nothing of the sort. That is a different bicycle frame , with different paint and a different size than the one the OP listed. Read the comments above (pics are gone, alas); the paint was in bad condition and the size was larger. Both factors work to depress sale values.

You might try ebay. In the past couple of years, I have picked up a Viner there for 100$ and a Somec (complete) for $200. It helps that I ride a larger size; this depresses value. However, on the Italian food chain, I would place both Viner and Somec above any DeBernardi I have ever seen. Build quality is certainly superior. Judging from the pic you posted, you ride a smaller size, so you'll have to pay more. It may be quite a bit more. Sorry, just a fact.





On the Italian front, I also own a Masi (150$, trexlertown swap) and a Bonanno ($450, local find, out of this price range. It is also superior-- and far rarer-- than any of the bikes pictured in this thread, so I was willing to go higher.). Hope this helps you in your search.

Keep in mind ebay values tend higher than Craigslist values, and DeBernardis do not have the same mystique that Colnagos and De Rosas do. Or Viners and Somecs, for that matter.
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