Re: spare 30 K ?


Richard Sherratt

On 10 Aug 2003 18:25:27 -0700, [email protected] (rickster) wrote:

>If you've got a spare $ 30,000, you can pick up Stuart O'Gradys 1997
>Tdf bike, from Trak cycles in Southland. It's a Merckx, running an 8
>speeds Sachs group set on what looks like very early Csomic Carbones.
>It is definately used.
>It has great novelty value, but 30,000 ?

Bit steep.

One of the guys I ride round with has a Trek 5500 that cost him less
than $3,000. It's a genuine team model with the Shimano team issue
(big, fat logos) Dura-Ace groupset. About 2001 model. Issued to one of
the Australian US Postal team members.

You mentioned that 'It is definitely used'. I tried out one of those a
couple of years ago. A Scapin Pro-Team belonging to a former world
champ. He'd done about 25,000km to 35,000km in the year since he'd got
it. The Dura-Ace bottom bracket was stuffed. It was like the bearing
was filled with pebbles.

Macca was selling his Linda McCartney team Pinarello? a couple of
years ago for about $5,000. This could be described as "almost brand

Some of these are bargains.

Depends on what you want the bike for. If you want to ride it, you can
get some great bikes for very low prices. If you want to buy a
collectible, that's up to you :)