Re: [CR]Price Check requested

(Example: Framebuilders:Mario Confente)

Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 09:59:02 -0700 (PDT)
From: "bruce thomson" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Price Check requested
To:, 'Classic Rendezvous' <>
In-Reply-To: <001501c8901a$fe9842c0$fbc8c840$@com>

I think you are at the top of 'fair' price level depending on how complete or original you would be expecting the bike to be. Remember you are referring to a classic, not a modern wonder that is a carbon light-weight. The Dura-Ace is a give-away that it has been 'upgraded' by throwing away the original equipment and putting on the latest equipment of the time. Do a bit of research on the bike by going to the CR website and look at the scans of old brochures on and see if it is close to original. The value in classics is originality, plus CONDITION, CONDITION, CONDITION.

In my opinion it is at the TOP of the price and value, give the current components. You could sell off all of the Dura-Ace and then buy back the original equipment from eBay. But then what would you have? Your friend must decide what it is that they want. Ant what is it about the store that is NON PROFIT? Bruce Mark Birnbaum <> wrote: I'm shopping for a bike for a friend who wants to get into distance riding, centuries, etc... Not a show piece, just a good, solid, reliable bike. At any rate, I saw a Bob Jackson at the local non-profit bike store. Early to mid 80's frame, downtube shifters, full dura ace, Cinelli bars & stem, Laprade seat post. They're asking $750. Frame has few scratches, but looks good otherwise.

Is this a fair price?

Thx much, Mark Birnbaum Novato, CA USA


Bruce Thomson Spokane WA 99204 (509) 747 4314

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