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 Post subject: Steel-vintage.com
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:07 pm 
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Hi, been looking at retro road bikes and have found steel-vintage.com, some nice if pricey bikes. Don't know as much about road stuff as I do MTB, so am very wary of fakes. Anyone used or have any info on this site. Looks legit but can't be too careful.


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 Post subject: Re: Steel-vintage.com
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:40 am 
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I think you're right to be cautious, I can't help with the legitimacy of the site but they appear to have a nice range of good quality bikes. I don't think the prices are to bad, assuming your based in the UK 1000 euro's is about £850.

It is a lot of money to spend on a purchase based on photo's, personally I'd rather see, inspect and ride a bike if I was paying that kind of price. I'd keep an eye on UK sites and Ebay, there's a seller below who imports some very nice Italian bikes, although he doesn't have anything at the moment.

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Retrospective- ... les?_rdc=1

One of their previous sales:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/colnago-vinta ... 7675.l2557

Also well worth keeping an eye on Retrobike or posting in the Wanted section of Road Bikes :)


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 Post subject: Re: Steel-vintage.com
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:04 pm 
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Just bought a Masi Gran Critrium from them,good service,bike was all they said it was & I got a bit of discount.


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 Post subject: Re: Steel-vintage.com
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:29 pm 
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Robbied196 wrote:
I think you're right to be cautious, I can't help with the legitimacy of the site but they appear to have a nice range of good quality bikes. I don't think the prices are to bad, assuming your based in the UK 1000 euro's is about £850.

It is a lot of money to spend on a purchase based on photo's, personally I'd rather see, inspect and ride a bike if I was paying that kind of price. I'd keep an eye on UK sites and Ebay, there's a seller below who imports some very nice Italian bikes, although he doesn't have anything at the moment.

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Retrospective- ... les?_rdc=1

One of their previous sales:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/colnago-vinta ... 7675.l2557

Also well worth keeping an eye on Retrobike or posting in the Wanted section of Road Bikes :)


That second link showing a previous sale is a curious one to give as an example. Are you sure that's a Colnago?


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 Post subject: Re: Steel-vintage.com
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:10 pm 
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I am referring to Steel-Vintage


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 Post subject: Re: Steel-vintage.com
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:29 pm 
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Cool, yeah, I got that. I was referring to the seller Robbied198 mentioned.


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 Post subject: Re: Steel-vintage.com
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:05 pm 
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American Friend wrote:
Robbied196 wrote:
One of their previous sales:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/colnago-vinta ... 7675.l2557

Also well worth keeping an eye on Retrobike or posting in the Wanted section of Road Bikes :)


That second link showing a previous sale is a curious one to give as an example. Are you sure that's a Colnago?

Interesting. I hadn't looked that closely just picked it out as one of their ended items. To be honest, I'm not sure that any Colnago is a Colnago, they seem to be 'faked' on a daily basis.


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 Post subject: Re: Steel-vintage.com
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:15 pm 
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If that's a Colnago I'll eat my trousers............

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 Post subject: Re: Steel-vintage.com
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:54 pm 
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Yeah, no, it's not a Colnago, but I'm starting to feel guilty about derailing Clubby's thread looking for feedback about a completely different seller, steel-vintage.com. Sorry about that Clubby. :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Steel-vintage.com
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:29 pm 
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clubby wrote:
Hi, been looking at retro road bikes and have found steel-vintage.com, some nice if pricey bikes. Don't know as much about road stuff as I do MTB, so am very wary of fakes. Anyone used or have any info on this site. Looks legit but can't be too careful.

They have a "proper address" (not a PO box) and a landline phone number, the two things I always look for.

Give them a call and explain your concerns and see how they react.

The prices are a bit "toppy", but that's to be expected in dealing with a business, rather than forum classifieds.


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