Insane Price Tag

Nov 08 2017

oh just 17,000 USD

This guy with all the emails photoshopped on the picture is selling the bike. He reads the blog and sent in the auction…So I’ll be cool.

He put in a lot of work. It’s a nice bike.

But good luck getting over 3000.

I was thinking about a price scale for 70’s italian track bikes.

like:

TOP PRICE:
de rosa
colnago
masi
pogliaghi

That’s all interchangeable. Depends on the specific bike. History. Condition.

$5,000 and up , complete, used on the track.

–Then there’s some relative oddities by master builders that would go for as much or more then the brands above.
Ex.

camilotto
cinelli laser

$10,000 dollar area.

Middle ground is deep. Lots of brands. Large and Small. Quality mixed. So many really good ones in here. Better price value then the top level stuff.

middle:
EX.

pinarello (kind of rare but not priced like a pogliaghi. you’d think it would be top level but they just aren’t that sought after.)
cinelli (this is borderline top level. but sometimes you see cheap ones. you’re never seeing a cheap colnago.)
rossin (but I’m seeing Rossin prices rise now. just not to de rosa levels yet. )
wilier
Motta
gios
bianchi
freschi (kind of think this should be up higher on the list but I can’t justify it. I’ve never seen a crazy priced one. I want a freschi.)
etc.
etc.
etc.

$2,000 – $5000 complete, used on the track.


Bottom:

denti
Viner

$750-$1500. complete, used on the track.

No diss to denti or viners but they’re always cheap.

You can find cheaper complete stuff then this but rarely.

If you buy from Italy you’re paying $100 plus to get it over. So consider that in your budget.