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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:36 am 
Old School Hero

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I agree with JSH: without a bike having very rare components or a specific rider/race history it's difficult to break that £1500 ceiling for a used bike, let alone £2k. Lot's of people try asking, few achieve. Special Editions are also a little tricky in my book: limited numbers yes, but sometimes more driven by the commercials: take a look at the latest triple diamond encrusted retro SLX steel Battaglin Stephen Roche celebration frame http://officinabattaglin.com/roche/ (POA)!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:31 pm 
Retro Guru

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I reckon £1200 or so.

And my advice would be to hold on to it if you don't need the money!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:32 pm 
Newbie

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Thanks to all of you for your help and time. Very useful opinions.

On the other hand I have a large collection of MERLIN Titanium, do you think they are well valued?.

Have a good ride !.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:37 pm 
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micbook wrote:
Thanks to all of you for your help and time. Very useful opinions.

On the other hand I have a large collection of MERLIN Titanium, do you think they are well valued?.

Have a good ride !.


Merlin = quality!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:40 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:46 pm
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It's Bianchi and it's aluminium. Keep dreaming.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:12 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:43 pm
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Location: Surrey
I don't think what he is asking is unreasonable.

Record 9s with the alloy levers are very hard to find.
The Mercatone Uno frame with the correct graphics - hard to find.
101 models - hard to find.
That saddle in good condition, extremely hard to find.
Three vintage bike dealers sold similar bikes in the last year or so for £5k+ and this year is the anniversary of his giro tour double.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:29 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:43 pm
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Location: Surrey
examples - https://premium-cycling.com/product/bia ... tani-1998/
https://www.steel-vintage.com/marco-pan ... 998-detail

both over £5k


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:09 pm 
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Great !!. Thank you. ;)

M.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:08 am 
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sethpistol wrote:
I don't think what he is asking is unreasonable.

Record 9s with the alloy levers are very hard to find.
The Mercatone Uno frame with the correct graphics - hard to find.
101 models - hard to find.
That saddle in good condition, extremely hard to find.
Three vintage bike dealers sold similar bikes in the last year or so for £5k+ and this year is the anniversary of his giro tour double.


Hard to find doesn’t mean “in demand”.

Come on... alloy frames were hardly the industry’s finest hour!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:59 pm 
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Joined: Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:56 pm
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These and all Mega Pro Bianchi frames ride great! - just because they are alloy doesn't mean they are bad.


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