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    Help with De Bernardi bike

    On out last night's group ride I noticed someone riding thing really cool looking old bike. Italian steel, Campagnolo Veloce, has a lot of nicks and scratches. The girl that was riding it told me that is their old family's "beater" bike, and she's getting a new Trek Madone for racing. I offered to buy this old bike, but have no idea of the value, or if it worth getting and restoring, or just riding it as is. Most importantly, I'd like to offer a fair price for it, but it's not like I need another bike...

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    I think about $200-$250 is about right depending on the condition (which seems just fair). Aelle tubing is at the lower end of the Columbus line. That doesn't mean it want have a nice ride, it just mean it will be heavier. Restoring it is probably overkill but sanding off some of the rust and touching it up would be a good idea

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    I think Dave has the value in the right ballpark. I have a De Bernardi made of Aelle tubing (straight-gauge manganese steel), probably the same model frame as that. Mine is a little over 20 years old. It rides great, though as Dave says, it's certainly heavier than a more modern or higher-end frame. But it's a sweet ride; on high-speed descents it tracks around curves like it's on rails. Very stable, but quick enough handling for most any situation.
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    As noted, Tre Tubi is not high end Columbus steel, but De Bernardi is a nice marque and that is a solid bike. Agree on the 200-250 estimate

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    Thanks everyone. That really helps!

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