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vintage cinelli laser on ebay...

Old 08-08-11, 06:22 AM
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vintage cinelli laser on ebay...

i know this was discussed somewhere here recently (as that's what clued me in to it), but i can't find the thread...

anyway, 1986 laser, full c-record, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. the question was, "how much do you think it will sell for?"

the answer is $16.6k. dang!
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Old 08-08-11, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
Here's a chance for you guys to own a cinelli laser..... and make carleton really jealous; LIKE A BOSS.

https://cgi.ebay.com/Cinelli-Laser-Ro...item19c78c288c

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Old 08-08-11, 11:46 AM
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HAAAAAAAAAA! I FREAKIN' KNEW IT'LL PASS the $10/15K mark!
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Old 08-08-11, 11:57 AM
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Dummies.
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Old 08-08-11, 12:00 PM
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Hey Carleton,

What would in your opinion would've been a fair price for it (the Cinelli Laser) anyway, assuming it is in mint condition?
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I have a really old textbook with a picture of a guy on that bike on the cover. I've always wondered what model it was.
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
Hey Carleton,

What would in your opinion would've been a fair price for it (the Cinelli Laser) anyway, assuming it is in mint condition?
$2K tops...to a collector or museum.

It's safe to say that that bike will NEVER be ridden. It's gonna sit in some dude's garage or living room. Seriously, where is anyone gonna ride that thing? Even Sunday rides will be a kick in the nuts riding that.

Unless it had some historic value (the bike that so-and-so won the Olympic or World Championship time trial on) or the Keith Haring art piece, no museum will buy it. And even if they would, they wouldn't pay $16K for it. They wouldn't get their money back.

It's just an old bike that was (arguably) state of the art years ago.


It's just dumb.
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
$2K tops...to a collector or museum.

It's safe to say that that bike will NEVER be ridden. It's gonna sit in some dude's garage or living room. Seriously, where is anyone gonna ride that thing? Even Sunday rides will be a kick in the nuts riding that.

Unless it had some historic value (the bike that so-and-so won the Olympic or World Championship time trial on) or the Keith Haring art piece, no museum will buy it. And even if they would, they wouldn't pay $16K for it. They wouldn't get their money back.

It's just an old bike that was (arguably) state of the art years ago.


It's just dumb.
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I agree with Carleton. 16k is absurd for that bike. Sure its amazing and was great for its time, but even the seller himself recommends against riding it and instead placing it as a decoration piece. I'd rather put 1/4 of the price of that bike into an incredibly functional, top of the line, quality ride.
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Old 08-08-11, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by dbwoi View Post
every party has a pooper...
He does have a good point; I have to confess, if I did drop the money for that instead of my planned dogma 2; it'll be in parked on a display stand in my living room.
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Old 08-08-11, 05:27 PM
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I bet some lots of people think dropping about 30.5 million on this painting is dumb too. Things are worth what people will pay for them.

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Originally Posted by Kayce View Post
I bet some lots of people think dropping about 30.5 million on this painting is dumb too. Things are worth what people will pay for them.

Yes...that's dumb, too.


EDIT:

But if they put it in a museum and charge admission to view a piece of history and make their money back over time...not so dumb.

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anywho, SSFG??
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Old 08-08-11, 05:52 PM
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anywho, SSFG??
That bike will be a sweet fixie in Japan or Hong Kong in about a month.
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Old 08-08-11, 07:34 PM
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How many people here have seen a Laser without paint?

The one I saw wasn't pretty.

'Nuff said.
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
The one I saw wasn't pretty.
i believe that. some pretty radical construction for its time.
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Old 08-08-11, 07:42 PM
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I can make my own with a old pursuit frame and bondo....
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
That bike will be a sweet fixie in Japan or Hong Kong in about a month.
This.

Some guy will probably tarck it out - toss some risers, spoke cards, and Deep V's on it, powdercoat it, and successfully ruin a vintage classic.
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
I can make my own with a old pursuit frame and bondo....
That's pretty much what the Laser was, really.
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I always thought the way the hooded brake levers were just thrown on the end of those handlebars looked janky. So much care was taken to make everything else look integrated and smooth, and the brake levers look like a last-second hack.
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Old 08-10-11, 12:41 PM
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but the sewn and textured leather grips are *hawt*, no?

and the matching saddle?!

please, girlfriend...

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Originally Posted by EssEllSee View Post
This.

Some guy will probably tarck it out - toss some risers, spoke cards, and Deep V's on it, powdercoat it, and successfully ruin a vintage classic.
I'm pretty sure you can't powdercoat over Bondo . . . 16K for that Bondo baby with crazed failing paint is a tad over my limit.
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I always thought the way the hooded brake levers were just thrown on the end of those handlebars looked janky. So much care was taken to make everything else look integrated and smooth, and the brake levers look like a last-second hack.
That's how pursuit/TT/aero bars were equipped up into the 90s
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Should a bike have to look great under a paint job?
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