Re: [CR]Bianchi Pricing--Comparative Analysis--Sample of Two


Example: Racing

Date: Sun, 03 Oct 2004 15:18:06 -0400
From: Marcus Coles <marcoles@ody.ca>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Bianchi Pricing--Comparative Analysis--Sample of Two
References: <e4.598c8379.2e919fa7@aol.com>
In-Reply-To:


LouDeeter@aol.com wrote:
>http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7104328556&ssPageName=
>STRK:MEDW:IT
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>The above linked Bianchi finished at $670 shipped. In my opinion, not even
>close the quality of bike that Nels Cone is offering at this link:
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>http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7104429588&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT
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>Nels bike is listed with a buy it now which includes shipping at $875. I
>know esteemed and fellow invalid rider Chuck offered his opinion that the $875
>shipped was too expensive, but in relative terms, the first one above sold at
>WAY TOO high if that is the case. I do agree with Chuck that if the $875 is a
>good price, then one has to wonder why nobody has snatched it, but geez
>Louise, in comparison, the second one is a steal. I must have too much on my hands
>to worry about this, but it just intrigues me to watch ebay activities. Lou
>Deeter, Orlando FL
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I agree if one uses the first bike as a measuring stick there is no comparison.

I may be way out to lunch on this, but in the first referenced example the frame material is listed as Bianchi Superset 2. The only frames I have seen with this sticker have been constructed of Tange cro-mo and mid-1980's Asian origin. While there is nothing wrong with such frames, but if I am correct that would IMO reduce the value of the bike to that of the components.

Marcus Coles
London, ON, Canada