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OK, fess up. What is the MOST you have paid for a C&V bike?

Old 01-21-10, 11:05 AM
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OK, fess up. What is the MOST you have paid for a C&V bike?

Like everyone else on this forum, I like to brag about the dirt cheap deals I have gotten on C&V bikes. Now, let's go to the other and more difficult side of this equation. What is the most you have ever paid for a C&V bike?

To be fair, I'll start. Regarding my C&V bikes (I don't want to talk about my titaniums), I have been pretty lucky. My most expensive purchases have been:

1985 Tommaso SLX -- $325
1985 Pinarello Record -- $300
1991 Land Shark -- $300

Next?

BTW, it looks like Seattle in Scottsdale today. Skiing is going to be great this weekend, IF you can actually get to the mountains. Four feet of snow expected in Flagstaff on top of the existing two feet. But I-17 is closed.
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Old 01-21-10, 11:16 AM
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$80.
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All the sudden I'm feeling like a total sucker (and I thought I was shrewd).

I paid about $650 for the De Rosa SLX and put money into it with parts.

I traded a Kona JTS, which I could have probably sold for around $800, for Steve Bauer's Eddy Merckx...I put a couple of hundred into some fancy touches for it.

I paid about $675 for the Merlin Titanium.
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400$, 1967 Peugeot PX10 in immaculate condition.

Other than that, I think the record is 175$ for the Serotta.
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Old 01-21-10, 11:29 AM
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$100 and a 2hr drive. plus stuff afterward, of course.
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Old 01-21-10, 11:34 AM
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$1100 (frame only) for my Carlsbad-built Masi in 1988, when I really couldn't afford it. But I've had her ever since, and I recently spent another $800 on her refurb, (and god-knows-how-much on Ebay for the NIB components.)


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Old 01-21-10, 11:34 AM
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I spent $1500 for the NOS Cinelli SC, but it is not an older Cinelli - more like a "Keeper Of The Flame". Although it is lugged steel, it is probably a 2000-2001 model year frame.

The Battaglin cost me $325, but I needed a good frame in that size to build for my daughter. I paid $300 for a "glued and screwed" Guerciotti/Alan, but later sold it for $500.

Other than that, nickels and dimes.
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Old 01-21-10, 11:34 AM
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$700 for an '89 waterford paramount, dura ace, complete bike
$600 for an '80 mclean/silk hope, campy sr, complete bike
$350 for a '76 fuji feather track bike, dura ace + suntour superbe pro, complete
$500 for '79 raleigh track, frame and fork. I probably overpaid for it, but it is mint, and very cool.
So, no screaming deals for me, those all seem to get snatched up before I can get there.
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$250 for a Cannondale w/ full Dura Ace components (1992 vintage?).
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$1200... for a flip bike
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If you consider the 93 Bianchi Campione C&V, then it's the tops @ $200 plus parts and tires. If not, then close to it is the 85 Ironman @ around $190.
As for total investment, I think the 86 Nishiki Prestige is the current front runner at around $250.
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I have paid 150 euros on three occasions, one track bike, one alan with a campy tripple and the third was not such a good buy. All were my size
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$105 + shipping for my daughter's '87 Super Sport (excluding bikes I purchased new and are now C&V)
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$450.

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the total for my 4 bikes would barely buy one new lowish end plastic bike, so I don't feel too put out.
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$400 for a bike I bought in 1984, does that count?
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Fess up? Are you kidding?

My greatest fear is that something will happen to me and my wife will sell my bikes (or guns) for what I told her I paid for them.

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//not my original thought, but it is a good one.
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I paid $475 for my '49 Clubman, and around $350 for a few other bikes in my herd, but I think that all of those purchases should hold their value if I decide to sell off. More problematic have been a few framesets that I've bought for around $100 or so and then put another $100 in on powdercoat or decals, and then I'm looking at a loss if I want to sell.

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$10K for a Gloria, which is a lot, but not completely insane when one considers what some new bikes cost these days.
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$200 and a classical music cd(part of the dickering) for my 1986 Bridgestone 400. For any other size it would have been too much, but it was a hard to find 68cm.
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In 1991, I traded a 1990 Miyata CountryRunner for a 1970 Schwinn Paramount track bike. I still think I came out ahead.
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My first road bike was a Benotto Modelo 3000 with full SR, 500$.

I bought a Motobecane Champion Team from the second owner last year for 250$

Recently paid for shipping across country for a Gios Professional with NOS Dura Ace 8sp, 250$.
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$50 for a 1985 Trek 670, all stock with Campy Nouveau Record parts and ready to ride. This was a shock as the most I paid up to that time was $20.
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My CV bike, also my first real road bike, is my Raleigh Super Course TT with tubular wheels that cost $192 in 1973. After years of neglect and abuse I decided it was time to make her whole again. After a repaint, new decals, wheels, freewheel, upgraded bars, stem, crank-set, seat post, etc... an additional $771 was added to the original cost. It's a good thing the original Winnerman brakes and levers were still good.
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Highest to lowest.

$500 88 Wheaties/Schwinn Team Paramount
$200 85 Paramount (Wife's)
$70 81 Miyata 1000
$40 90 Miyata Triplecross (commuter)
FREE 73 Dawe's Galaxy


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