Bianchi reparto corse 928 Carbon, should I buy!?

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Ethan, 3 Aug 2012.

  1. Ethan

    Ethan Active Member

    I have been offered a Bianchi Reparto Corse 928 Carbon second hand for £800 delivered to my door.
    The offer wont be there for long, and I'm really in two minds about it.

    The bike has Ultegra all over, and all Carbon FSA finishing kit. Along with Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels, and he'll even throw in elite bottle cages and a cateye computer :laugh:
    Im a bit bothered as about its geometry, its perhaps a bit to relaxed for me. I'll be using it as a step into sportives and racing - will this be suitable?

    Is it a fair price?
    Will pigs fly one day in the near future?
    A photos of the bike in question for you:

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    And another one of a completely unrelated bike with the same frame (can't get the damn photos to work properly)
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  2. I'd always be very wary of second had carbon.
     
  3. Raging Squirrel

    Raging Squirrel Well-Known Member

    Location:
    North West
    as a newbie, could I ask why you would be wary?
     
  4. Rob3rt

    Rob3rt Man or Moose!

    Location:
    Manchester
    The frame is ugly as sin!

    You don't know if it has been crashed and damage is not always obvious.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Ethan

    Ethan Active Member

    Another one of my worries :laugh:


    Its not always obvious when carbon is damaged, and when it is its prone to rapid catastrophic failure
     
  6. Raging Squirrel

    Raging Squirrel Well-Known Member

    Location:
    North West
    ahhh okay, fair enough. I quite like the look of it though haha, but then I do like the carbon weave pattern
     
  7. ^Hit the nail on the head :thumbsup:
     
  8. Rob3rt

    Rob3rt Man or Moose!

    Location:
    Manchester
    That part is fine, but the downtube/headtube/toptube section is ghastly. IMO.
     
  9. OP
    OP
    Ethan

    Ethan Active Member

    I think I'll let this one go, which is a shame because it seems like a decent deal for the bike in question!
    I don't want to risk that much money on a bike I'm not 100% with :dry:

    I don't mind the toptube/headtube, but the curve in the downtube is just.... well its ugly! No other way of putting it.
     
  10. Rob3rt

    Rob3rt Man or Moose!

    Location:
    Manchester
    Yup that it is, it's farking gross, no idea what they were thinking with this one, lol.
     
  11. TonyEnjoyD

    TonyEnjoyD Veteran

    That's why it's being flogged cheap - its bent.
    Musta had a 25 stone geezer on it ;)
     
  12. Andrius.B

    Andrius.B Active Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    I wouldn't buy carbon until I actually make money from cycling.
     
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