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    I can't believe I bought another bike

    What the heck is wrong with me. Yesterday I saw a picture of JoeDaddio's Bianchi which reminded me I had been looking for an old Bianchi for a while, but hadn't found anything in my size. So I search ebay for Bianchi 51 and low and behold one bike. I just won the freaking bike. I need another bike like a whole in my head.

    Well here is the picture of the bike $167.50 did I do good or did I let my desire get the better of me.
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    Mucho Cool!

    ( but look who's telling you that!! )

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    Nice bike, great deal, congrats, pat yourself on the back!

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    For that price anything that's not covered in rust is a great deal! Shipping will be 1/3rd the cost of the whole bike. Yikes!

    This said by a person who put in a lowball bid for a new carbon bike and never expected to get it. Went on a weekend vacation and returned to find I'd won it. Now how to explain it to the wife. While I got a great deal and did want the bike, I was surprised and unprepared. Very glad I got it but the wife was none too pleased. I'm in the process of selling two of the nine bikes I have to pay for the dang thing!
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    Dang, Not bad at all..... For that price you didn't "buy" another bike....

    Nice Job;

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    Toomanybikes, "Mucho Cool!" means a lot coming from you with your incredible bike collection.

    That is my 3rd bike in 2 months, but I just fell in love with it. It does look like it has a little bit of rust but nothing bad, will see when it comes in. I am already thinking about getting her repainted and getting new decals. Just got to figure out where I am going to keep all the bikes.

    It came out to $227.50 with shipping not bad and worse comes to worse I just do with 3 weeks less of physical therapy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plank
    Toomanybikes, "Mucho Cool!" means a lot coming from you with your incredible bike collection.

    That is my 3rd bike in 2 months, but I just fell in love with it. It does look like it has a little bit of rust but nothing bad, will see when it comes in. I am already thinking about getting her repainted and getting new decals. Just got to figure out where I am going to keep all the bikes.

    It came out to $227.50 with shipping not bad and worse comes to worse I just do with 3 weeks less of physical therapy.
    Looks like entry level Bianchi, would not think its worth more than fifty dollars..........but I am a Bianchi snob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bridgestone
    Looks like entry level Bianchi, would not think its worth more than fifty dollars..........but I am a Bianchi snob
    I always say, It's only worth what someone is willing to pay, you can probably find more people willing to pay $150+ for it so you will probably be able to get your money back if you decide to sell.

    But to the point of the bike, that bike will make a heck of a commuter, Plus+ with those horizontal dropouts you can make it a fixie.

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    That's the kind of bike I've bid on several times, and every time I've come to regret it before the auction even ends--there's invariably something I didn't notice at first that makes me not want it. So far, I've been lucky and always gotten outbid. I guess my subconscious knows enough to really lowball a dubious choice.

    That's not to say this won't be right for you, but it sounds a little like you're having the kind of remorse I usually have when I've bid on a marginal bike.

    Whether it was a good deal all depends on what you want it for.

    It's not much of a roadbike, I'd say--nothing I'd bother building up with classic gear (or even modern stuff). But if you wanted something to just make rideable and put racks and fenders on, for a commuter/grocery getter, you got a good choice. Likewise if you wanted to build a single/fixie, it's probably a decent platform.
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    The bike is intended for riding around the neighborhood. Turning it into single/fixie is a possibility I do want a single speed so that is doable. Of course that could be an excuse for bike 6 next year.

    The money really doesn't bother me, I can easily spend that on dinner. It just this is my third bike in 2 months, and I can't even ride a bike for another month.

    I personally like the bike it puts a smile on my face when I see it. I will probably spend some more money on getting it to look like I want but that is half the fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plank
    The bike is intended for riding around the neighborhood. Turning it into single/fixie is a possibility I do want a single speed so that is doable. Of course that could be an excuse for bike 6 next year.

    The money really doesn't bother me, I can easily spend that on dinner. It just this is my third bike in 2 months, and I can't even ride a bike for another month.

    I personally like the bike it puts a smile on my face when I see it. I will probably spend some more money on getting it to look like I want but that is half the fun.
    If you're happy with it, then you've got all you need out of it already.
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