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80s Fiori Modena......How much?

Old 06-20-12, 11:20 AM
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80s Fiori Modena......How much?

Hi everyone! New poster here!

I am a faithful rider of my 96 rocky mountain, which I currently use as a commuter and part time trail bike. I am looking to branch out back to my road roots. I owned several different road bikes during my teen years in the 1980s. They included; norco avanti sl, norco Monterey sl and Fiori Modena. As evident from the brands I ride I am from Canada and from a town that had one bike shop when growing up.

I have opportunity to purchase a Fiori Modena 54 cm white in colour. It is currently being retooled at a local shop and will come for sale this Saturday. This a really good shop and will have this bike running as if brand new. I am wondering what would be a fair price for this bike? I have done some research on Craig's list and kijiji and have found a wide range of prices from 100 to 300 $ for the same model.

I have searched posts here to ensure this is not a retread of a previous thread and came up empty.

Any help would awesome!

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Old 06-20-12, 11:25 AM
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You say you have ridden a Modena before, you must have liked it or you wouldn't be interested in this one, so, if it is in great shape and recently tuned up and your size, $300 sounds about right.

What components are on the bike?

Fiori is a Canadian brand, not an Italian brand, as you probably already know, so they don't really garner a lot of attention, even though they are good bikes.
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Yeah, it is essentially a re painted norco. Most of the original components are intact. I do believe I will be looking at suntour derailleurs, not too sure though as I only looked at it fleetingly. I remember that later versions of the bike had Some sort of shimano sis index, but this one does not. They have replaced all cables and brake pads

The bike mechanic is not sure of the manufacture date, but looking at it being white I would put it at mid 80s. I don't think they made them much earlier and the later models had some sort of blended powder type coat.

I hope they price this one right to make it worth while.
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This is sort of 'What's it Worth' question - there is a separate sub-forum for that, for future reference. No worries, though (but the mods might move your thread).

If it's really tip-top and a good group (Suntour Cyclone, say, or 105), then $300 could be a fair deal assuming the shop put in a fair bit of work. But for that price it'd better have decent rubber, etc.

That figure would seem fairly high, though, if the component group is anything lesser (Exage, Light Action or...), if there are any issues with condition (bad paint, rust, whatever), or if it still needs anything. This is by comparison, of course, with what one might reel in off craigslist in Toronto or Ottawa...though the purchase from a shop obviously offers security and the assurance that you won't have to spend $100 to make ship-shape a bike you got a 'deal' on for $200. Still, if it's lesser than Cyclone/105, I'd tend to say that you'd have to go well under $300 to be considered reasonable, even with a decent bit of work done and great overall condition. And that's accounting for the fact that decent bikes are stupid expensive in Toronto (or Ottawa), especially relative to much of the US. You can generally find a pretty nice bike for $300 or less from listings sites if you put the work into it, but this time of year, wanting to get out and ride, wanting some confidence in the condition, the Fiori from the shop might be a good bet if the price resonates in the above range...
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Great responses, thanks! And I just noticed the other forum, thanks. If the mods could move this that would be awesome.

I will confirm the component group.
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