Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries - Women's 90's Pink LeMond Bike - worth $450?
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02-26-12, 02:40 PM
I'm trying to purchase my first road bike and I saw this posting on CL (http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/2870614795.html).
It's a 90's LeMond Road Bike. Is it worth the posted $450? What should I offer instead? Also, there isn't much information available on the posting, so is there anything I should ask or look for when I go check out the bike? I'm looking for a dependable ride to get to work every morning - it's about 20 miles away.
02-26-12, 09:09 PM
Yes, if it as advertised and fits you well. Offer $375-$400 cash based on condition, fit, and how bad you want it.
Looks like a cool ride - let us know if you pick it up.
02-26-12, 09:31 PM
If it is really full Dura Ace and it fits you, then yes I'd go for it at $450. Definitely a cool looking bike.
SF market is very hot. If you want this bike e-mail them NOW and tell them you'll pick it up as soon as possible. Otherwise someone else will. At that price I'd expect it to go fast.
+1 All DA? and red hot San Fran market = should be gone.
Suggest you spend a little time on the web educating yourself on what the various DA components look like, while someone is driving you to pick it up.
02-29-12, 01:25 PM
Someone else got it before me by a mere couple of hours. I was pretty bummed but now continuing the search. Thanks the input everyone. I'm looking at this Dawes Lightning 1000: http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/2876481236.html. She's asking for 350, which I think is too high. She claims that it's European-made - I'm not sure what that even really means in terms of quality.
I offered 200. Is that a good price? Should I up it at all?
Here are the pictures she sent:
Tell her she's a dirty liar.
02-29-12, 03:46 PM
Tell her she's a dirty liar.
$200 would be a reasonable price on that bike but it's just... eh. If you have a budget of $450 I'd aim higher.
Unless you need a bike right now, I would keep looking for something that has character, with style, is cool. Like you! Not a mail order generic cheap bike.
02-29-12, 09:59 PM
haha yep, fair enough. thanks everyone! i suppose it's just aznchickonfoot for the time being :P
03-02-12, 06:24 PM
Got a bike from the local bike shop! A red Scott Speedster, not actually sure what year/model it is, but I am pretty happy about it. Paid $200 for it!
Thanks everyone for answering my questions. I'm super excited to get out on the road.
Wow, you got one hell of a deal. Congrats!
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