Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries - 1998 Bianchi Eros - Assumed it was worth about $150. Guessing I was wrong....
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Sorry if not vintage but it feels like anything pre-carbon/alum is vintage these days.
Have a decent condition 98 pearl white eros. Some paint rubs on the frame and the drivetrain is a little worn. Posted it on Craigslist for $150 and have gotten 60+ inquiries and offers up to $250. Am I missing something?
Also, the rack and pedals weren't included in the price.
04-09-12, 06:51 PM
I have a '99 in similar condition; not the greatest bike, but no way I would sell it for $150!
04-09-12, 07:33 PM
Why didn't you sell it? You put a $150 price on it and you should have sold it.
That aside Bianchis are fabulous bikes and the steel ones tend to hold their value. The Eros model is a fairly popular model because of mix of racy geomentry but the ability to put a fatter tire and racks and fenders to make it a comuter or Ranonnneur.
Had this been near me and my size I would have loved to have it at $150.
+1 The time to research is before you post it for sale. Is $150 low? Oh yeah, its way low. Racks and pedals have little to no impact on price.
Ergo and STI bikes start at about $300 and go up from there depending on group (level), condition, brand and frame material. Bianchi bikes always get a strong response when I sell them.
Location is also a factor. I am in an "average" market. So my pricing reflects that. Hot markets like SF, Portland, OR, NYC and others bring more $$. BFE will bring less.
04-09-12, 09:55 PM
In Minneapolis/St. Paul that bike would go for $325-$475. I bought a 1997 Eros last fall for $100 from a woman that just wanted to get rid of it. The components (Campy Mirage) were in good shape but there were a lot of scratches, paint chips and the decals were bad. I can get it powder coated for $35 then will put it on the market for around $425.
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