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Old 02-01-19, 08:48 PM
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APRILIA fixed bike info?





iím thinking of buying this bike and riding it or flipping it.
can anyone help with info or pricing? i canít find anything.
also. it has far welds which i assume means it is aluminum?
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iím thinking of buying this bike and riding it or flipping it.
can anyone help with info or pricing? i canít find anything.
also. it has far welds which i assume means it is aluminum?
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Put a magnet on it. If it doesn't stick, its aluminum.
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Old 02-01-19, 08:53 PM
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Looks like garbage to me. It's definitely aluminum. The Aprilia stickers are just that, stickers.
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Old 02-01-19, 09:06 PM
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Looks like garbage to me. It's definitely aluminum. The Aprilia stickers are just that, stickers.
thanks man. no wonder. so...
o like to think i have a good eye. the hub sounds great.
what am i missing with this bike/frame? itís chinese crap basically?
cane creek stem. selle italia saddle. hub sounded great. frame looks great to me.
i guess my eye is getting tricked or i donít know what i donít know i guess?
can you guys help further please?
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Old 02-01-19, 09:09 PM
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"aprilia" is a motorcycle company, and I think that is their logo.

Apparently owned by Piaggio.

I'm not seeing much info about the company and bicycles, although Piaggio has been heavily into Mopeds, and now probably E-Bikes.

Your bicycle may well be a fake, and does have an appearance as if the paint has been stripped. Do you see any clearcoat?

Where are you located?

The frame is definitely aluminum, with steel dropout inserts, and probably a carbon fiber fork (or fork blades).

My guess is the bike has been assembled from parts at the time the frame was stripped. The crankset appears to be 20 to 30 years old, maybe Sugino?

The hubs and wheels look relatively cheap, with straight gauge spokes, and silver on the rear, black on the front.

That looks like a freewheel (not fixed) on the side shown. I can't see the other side of the rear wheel.

Those welds are pretty typical for aluminum.

Overall, it is probably not a real valuable bike. < $200?
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thanks a lot clifford, gents.
maybe i donít have as good an eye as i thought. seemed like a very expensive bike to me. but maybe i am imaging it was titanium or something.
THANK YOU for helping me put that to bed.
located in texas,
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thanks a lot clifford, gents.
maybe i donít have as good an eye as i thought. seemed like a very expensive bike to me. but maybe i am imaging it was titanium or something.
THANK YOU for helping me put that to bed.
located in texas,
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That style frame, fat tubed aluminum etc gained popularity with the whole fixed gear trend, probably because they have a unique look. Companies like Leader (which is no longer around) pumped these out and they were sub par, often cracked. Now there are other companies out there making similar style frames, probably with even ****tier manufacturing. If you go on ebay you'll find a lot of cheap Chinese bikes with the same ''look''. This is probably one of those, and as mentioned before, it appears to have been stripped raw and had components added. You're better off not messing with it. Most people who have been in the fixed gear 'culture' and still remain involved will likely tell you the same.
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That style frame, fat tubed aluminum etc gained popularity with the whole fixed gear trend, probably because they have a unique look. Companies like Leader (which is no longer around) pumped these out and they were sub par, often cracked. Now there are other companies out there making similar style frames, probably with even ****tier manufacturing. If you go on ebay you'll find a lot of cheap Chinese bikes with the same ''look''. This is probably one of those, and as mentioned before, it appears to have been stripped raw and had components added. You're better off not messing with it. Most people who have been in the fixed gear 'culture' and still remain involved will likely tell you the same.
thanks a LOT mouse. for some reason i spotted it and thought is was an expensive bike. figured to flip it and make a couple bucks. or ride it and see if i liked it.

you guys saved me a lot of time and hassle.

APPRECIATE IT.
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Well, if it had a 2000cc engine attached to it, then it would be pretty expensive.

How much is the store asking for it?

I do like the steel dropout inserts.

But, really haven't been in the Single Speed/Fixie market.

You might get an estimate of the quality based on the weight. If it is < 20 lbs, then it will at least be of moderate quality.

If it is > 20 lbs, then it isn't.

Selle Italia has a number of models. Is your seat leather covered?
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brb gonna slap some Ferrari stickers on my car.
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Fakes have been the bane of the cycling industry for eons.

This one looks like a fairly classy done aprilia. But, there is no idication that aprilia has ever made bikes (it could, of course, be an offical contracted promotion).

But, periodically, one sees fake Colnago frames showing up on E-Bay.

Lots of imposter parts, often with fake names that look similar to the real ones.
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It looks like another boring aero-esque aluminum frame that probably rides like a stiff boat anchor. I wouldn't waste any money on it especially to flip it. Get a bike you want to ride that is comfortable don't just scour the bottom of the barrel trying to find something because you won't.
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It looks like another boring aero-esque aluminum frame that probably rides like a stiff boat anchor. I wouldn't waste any money on it especially to flip it. Get a bike you want to ride that is comfortable don't just scour the bottom of the barrel trying to find something because you won't.
thanks a lot for the intel gents. somehow this one struck me as the proverbial diamond in the ďroughĒ. but apparently my eye is not as educated as i thought it was on these bikes.
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It is wearing Campagnolo cranks, vintage ones. If in good condition worth $50.00 to $100.00 to vintage buffs. I have two bikes with similar cranks and they are very nice.
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Looks like one of the Bikesdirect Motobecane track bikes
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Same rear dropouts and everything

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Is that not a white industries trials freewheel? Hard to tell, but the green lock ring gives that impression. Those donít come cheap. If the price is right, it could be worth snapping up just for the campy bits (crank/brake), freewheel and cane creek headset. If not, thereís nothing compelling about it. Itís pribably heavier than it looks and rides like ****e.
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Is that not a white industries trials freewheel? Hard to tell, but the green lock ring gives that impression. Those donít come cheap. If the price is right, it could be worth snapping up just for the campy bits (crank/brake), freewheel and cane creek headset. If not, thereís nothing compelling about it. Itís pribably heavier than it looks and rides like ****e.
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If the price is right may be worth it for the parts.
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Fun fact kids, you can replace the lockring on the WI Freewheels so I have a trials FW that is red because papa was doing a black and red bike.
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