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Thoughts on Bianchi Alloro?

Old 05-15-12, 03:32 PM
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Thoughts on Bianchi Alloro?

https://nh.craigslist.org/bik/3013421163.html

Spotted this on craiglist and I'm considering making the trip. I have my heart set on a bianchi around this vintage, but I'm wondering if the pricing is too steep (especially considering it needs a rear tire/tube). I've been doing my research but I'm still a newbie and would appreciate the input.

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Old 05-15-12, 04:26 PM
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Hello mrkyletho, welcome to the forums. How long a drive is it? the price seems OK until you add in a nice pair of tires might run $50 Are you mchanical? can you do your own work? If so I would offer $250-275. It also needs bar tape and I would not be suprised if it needs a whole tune up.
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Old 05-15-12, 04:45 PM
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Thanks for the input! It's about an hour drive, but I haven't found exactly what I'm looking for in the area just yet (riding around a junker in the meantime).

I can do some minor work, but I would take it in for a tune-up to start. $250 would be easier to stomach if I'm going to have to put some money in on top of it, but I'm leery of spending the money if I'm better served by being patient and shopping around more. That said, it's a good looking bike and seems in line with pricing I've seen around the net (and on the boards here).
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I would be surprised if the bicycle is still available at the asking price. And, in my opinion, the asking price is just fine.
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