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Old 01-15-14, 01:39 PM
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Bianchi Columbus

Bianchi columbus formula two with full shimano 600 comps, what do you all think its worth?
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Old 01-15-14, 01:59 PM
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Mere speculation without detailed pics.

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Old 01-15-14, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by jchick78 View Post
Bianchi columbus formula two with full shimano 600 comps, what do you all think its worth?
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Old 01-15-14, 02:57 PM
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Hello Welcome to the forums!! Nice Bianchi are you buying or selling? The pics are not the greatest but I can tell you that is an '86 Metallic Violet Limited. Nice machine. Depending on its condition and location I think somewhere between $250 - 300 is about right
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Old 01-15-14, 04:41 PM
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Better pics in his ebay posting https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bianchi-Colu...item19e77c3ead
I never saw Bianchi in such color and it looks great (once cleaned up) but I don't think $775 is realistic price.
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OP, btw - these are not cantilever brakes (as you wrote in your ebay description)
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Old 01-15-14, 05:46 PM
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$775 A bit steep I think
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Old 01-15-14, 05:57 PM
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$775 is way too high. Given the vague description with errors and the poor mechanical condition (it's not "ready for riding," it obviously needs a complete overhaul) of the bike I'd say more like $200 as it sits. I would not bother with ebay and get rid of it locally on craigslist. The cost to ship the bike will cut down your price too much.

Really cool bike, but presented very badly at a price that is over 3x what it should be.
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
+10 $775 is going nowhere. "Ready for riding" = look for buyer to make a claim against you. Ebay is best suited for items in pristine condition, as their policies heavily favor buyers.
I'm with wrk101 no way would I sell a bike like this on Ebay with there current policies. Basicaly the buyer could take it to a nicer shop have it brought up to what it is advertised at IE overhauled with some new components to the tune of $200+ and get the cost charged back to the buyer and they will win under the current policies. Plus the price is just way two high this is basically a $200-250 bike with maybe $50 premium for the nice paint much better suited to selling as is locally on Cl.

If one is looking to buy fairly nice road bikes with a basic Columbus steel frames and 600 level components pop up pretty regularly on CL in most markets in the $200-400 price.

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