Looking at ORBEA ASPIN 07

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Looking at ORBEA ASPIN 07

Postby Power_Pete » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:36 am

Morning folks,
Hope you are all recovering well from the fantastic TDU in Adelaide last week,
What a great event.
Looking forward to next year allready.

Now over the weekend I have found a secondhand road bike in a shed, a mate of a mates.
I have not seen it yet but have been told the following ;
Its an ORBEA ASPIN running gear on a VOLATA frame
07 model he thinks
B&W 54cm frame with carbon fibre forks
A few bolts have surface rust and the chain needs replacing due to rusting
Not sure about the tyres but guessing they may need replacing also.

Would anyone have a stab an approximate value of this bike ?
Its fallen my way so I better chase it down.
ANY comments much appreciated,
cheers Pete

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Re: Looking at ORBEA ASPIN 07

Postby MarkG » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:29 pm

Offer him $500 and reverse / replace that stem!
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Re: Looking at ORBEA ASPIN 07

Postby Power_Pete » Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:09 pm

Excuse my ignorance markG, but what exactly do you mean ?
I'm guessing the head stem ?
By why ? or will I find out when I get on !
What would the original price be on this do you think ?
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Re: Looking at ORBEA ASPIN 07

Postby MarkG » Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:36 pm

Stem is what connects the handlebars to the bike.
On a bike like that, it shouldn't be like that, typically horizontal or tilted slightly.
That one has the stem on some strange angle, put the handle bars almost even with the saddle height.

I don't know what the bike cost when new, but it seems in decent condition, so offer $500 and see what he says!
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Re: Looking at ORBEA ASPIN 07

Postby Power_Pete » Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:57 pm

I see what you mean now,
Certainly angled upwards.
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Re: Looking at ORBEA ASPIN 07

Postby JessicaAlba » Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:24 pm

MarkG wrote:I don't know what the bike cost when new, but it seems in decent condition, so offer $500 and see what he says!


...and if you see his face light up, quickly offer him a lot less! :lol:
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Re: Looking at ORBEA ASPIN 07

Postby Power_Pete » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:03 am

Right you are Jess, Might start lower,
Can always come up $
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Re: Looking at ORBEA ASPIN 07

Postby Power_Pete » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:56 am

BTW if anyone in Adelaide ( Hills ) has a suitable good condition 54cm road bike for sale I may be interested
Looking sub $ 1000 , around $ 500 preferably,
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Re: Looking at ORBEA ASPIN 07

Postby Power_Pete » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:10 pm

Had a look at this bike, its a no go....... unfortunately.
Many rusting parts and tried to pump the tyre and the valve came away from the tube !
The chain was pretty seized up and all cables needed replacing
He was asking top dollar and the condition was certainly not reflecting the price.
So factoring in a few hundred dollars worth of repairs it was overpriced.

Not looking for an Orbea bike specifically but I have found another one second hand for sale i will look at the end of the week,
see how we go.
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