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Old 10-04-06, 12:08 PM
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What's a good steel, lugged or fillet brazed, campy equipped bike with non-crap wheels for less than $1500? Does any such thing exist?
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Old 10-04-06, 12:23 PM
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um, Bianchi Veloce? I would look used...
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Go late '80s vintage. The bargains are many and steep.
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if you can find a frame separate for cheap. I got lucky on a Campy headset/BB/dropout Pinarello frame/fork for $300... it almost seems too good.
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I wanted the same thing. Look around for NOS frames and spec out your group. I found a Marinoni (SLX Tubes) in the back of a shop (used) for $200. Then found 9 speed ultegra group for about $500. It can be done, you have to dig around.
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