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Old 07-07-11, 02:58 PM
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Gios - Overpriced?

I'm looking at a Gios Compact A70- I've copied the craigslist description below, as well as pictures. In person, it looked like it was in pretty good condition, although the paint chips are mild-moderate. What do you think about $900 as the asking price for this bike?

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One of your more exotic Italian brands, about 2000 vintage, Aluminum frame carbon fiber fork, about 32 1/2 inch stand over height, Shimano Dura ace components, derailleur, 18 spd, cranks, brake lever shifters, brake calipers, hubs, radially laced 28 spoke front wheel, cross spoked rear, with Mavic rims, paint chips on top tube from bike rack, and overal paint for that reason IS NOT perfect.just paint chips no dents, about 19 lb bike shimano clipless pedals

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Old 07-07-11, 10:27 PM
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I would not call it classic or vintage, just used. Good price? okay, But I think Italian bikes should have Campagnolo.
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Old 07-07-11, 10:34 PM
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Nine hundred for an 11 year old aluminum bike may be a little much but it is Dura Ace. It may not even be an Italian bike.
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Old 07-07-11, 10:41 PM
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You saw it in person so I assume you rode it, did you like it? Are the hubs also Dura Ace? And what rims are on the bike? A lot of the value of a bike is in it's wheelset.

$900 is a bit steep, I bet he will go to $750.
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Thanks for the replies! Probably naivete; when you question the italian nature of the bike, I'm a little confused. Does that mean that the GIOS A-70 was made elsewhere? I was under the impression that Gios bikes made in Japan are relatively new (2010 or later). Or, is it just a concern that the Campagnolo components are sold and now replaced with Dura Ace?

Not 100% sure about the hubs and rims, but I believe Dura ace and Mavic (not sure about the model), respectively. Any concerns there?
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Old 07-08-11, 09:53 AM
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I think it would have been made in Italy, not that it matters. The frame and fork would have been imported to North America and then the owner would hang whatever components they wanted onto the frame, the top of the line stuff in this case.

I personally don't have a problem with an Italian frame having Japanese stuff on it, especially if it is Dura Ace because, simply put, it is much better than anything that Campagnolo could have offered at the time. Lots of teams are riding Italian frames and are sponsored by Shimano, it really doesn't matter at all.
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Old 07-09-11, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
$900 is a bit steep, I bet he will go to $750.
What I was thinking. Classy rider if you don't need the latest equipment.
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