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Did I get A Bad Deal On This Good Looking Frame. $200 it was.

Old 10-03-06, 07:09 PM
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Did I get A Bad Deal On This Good Looking Frame. $200 it was.

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So im at my bike shop and the guy says he selling this brand new cinelli for $200. Was it a mistake or was it a good deal? Its 58 and im 5'11 which is just right Campy front and rear dropouts (rear drops have tensioners bulit in)

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Old 10-03-06, 07:15 PM
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i'd say good deal.
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Is it really a Cinelli, or just something with a Cinelli bottom bracket. Anyway you look at it though, that looks like a very nice frame for $200
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Old 10-03-06, 08:43 PM
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Looks a lot like the Kenevans road frame I am currently converting.
Columbus tubes, Cinelli BB etc...



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Old 10-03-06, 08:54 PM
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paint looks good. 2 bills for a lugged columbus frame seems like a nice deal.
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Old 10-03-06, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Gyeswho
Its 58 and im 5'11 which is just right Campy front and rear dropouts (rear drops have tensioners bulit in)
I don't know if it's a "deal" or not, but it seems like a perfectly fair asking price given the condition of the frame. I'm guessing it's lighter than a Surly Pacer (ie. dirt cheap steel road frame) and it's certainly cheaper, so you made out fine.

The fit makes me laugh though. I'm 5'10 and I ride a 54-54.5 (tt, c-c) "traditional" road bike. You're long in the torso and I'm all legs.
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Old 10-03-06, 09:39 PM
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I doubt thats a cinelli frame at all... too many details starting for the missing serial number...

About the tubing, looks like the real columbus SL tubing, but with out taping the tubes there is no way to know (columbus and reynolds have different sounds) But anyways... the frame looks good man. Probably is another brand who knows really but what u have there is a classic steel frame. Looks quite similar to my "Del Valle."

U did a good deal, probably you will die and frame will be un damaged.

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Old 10-04-06, 12:12 AM
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Looks like some classic Italian steel and for 200 bucks that ain't bad.

edit: nasty color though, I hope it looks better in person
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$200 for brand new cinelli? Columbus? I think the answer is obvious.
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Old 10-04-06, 12:37 AM
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Old 10-04-06, 07:18 AM
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The frame looks great but you should have "words" with the guy that sold you that camera.
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You should have posted this in the other thread about this frame. You know, the other one with the poorly worded title.
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Originally Posted by Shiznaz
You should have posted this in the other thread about this frame. You know, the other one with the poorly worded title.
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Originally Posted by Gyeswho
So im at my bike shop and the guy says he selling this brand new cinelli for $200. Was it a mistake or was it a good deal? Its 58 and im 5'11 which is just right Campy front and rear dropouts (rear drops have tensioners bulit in)

Nice frame, probably worth $200 even if it's not a Cinelli. But those are NOT tensioners.
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