Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 16 of 16
  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    2
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Bianchi Celeste & Colnago Accacio Super !! What can i get for it ?

    Hy guys i found these 2 bikes in my parents garage , what can i get for them if i sell them ?

    I dont know so much about classic Bikes , more about the new Carbon Technoloegy so i hope that you can help me

    Where is the best market to sell them ?

    The condition is very very good , age should be about 1989-1991 i think


    I can sent more pictures if somebody has questions
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    DRF aka Thrifty Bill wrk101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    The NC Mountains
    My Bikes
    Too many to list, all vintage
    Posts
    19,375
    Mentioned
    54 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Depends where you live. If you are in a smaller population area, best bet is ebay. To sell on ebay takes perfect seller rating (100% feedback), a very well written ad, with awesome pictures. And you will have to be willing and ABLE to properly ship the bike.

    I pick up similar bikes when ads are poorly written, sellers refuse to ship and so on. Those make for great deals as a buyer, but not too hot as a seller. If you are unsure of what a good ad looks like, research history on similar bikes, and see who is getting the best prices (and who did the worst).

    By the way, "professional" store front ebay stores are often not the answer. Some of the poorest written ads with lousy pictures come from those shops. They are generalists, and certainly not expert on bicycles. I have a couple of them marked as "my favorite" sellers on ebay, so I get notified whenever they post a bike (or other item for that matter).

    If you live in San Fran, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, NYC or Boston, you can probably do pretty good on Craigs List. Even on Craigs List, you need a well written ad, with great pictures and details. But it eliminates the shipping hassles. Craigs List in smaller areas is better suited for the $100 to $200 bikes. Yours are a lot better than that.

    Do the wheels match on the Colnago? That is a red flag for me (if they do not match) as it is a sign of a possible accident. Note the Colnago looks super clean.
    Last edited by wrk101; 03-24-09 at 05:24 PM. Reason: clarification

  3. #3
    Steel Member fiataccompli's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    My Bikes
    N + 1
    Posts
    1,378
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hey, depending what you want for them, I might be interested...can't tell your location from your post....let us know or shoot me a PM.

  4. #4
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    5,285
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Triplemax View Post
    Hy guys i found these 2 bikes in my parents garage , what can i get for them if i sell them ?

    I dont know so much about classic Bikes , more about the new Carbon Technoloegy so i hope that you can help me

    Where is the best market to sell them ?

    The condition is very very good , age should be about 1989-1991 i think


    I can sent more pictures if somebody has questions
    You can expect 7 to 10, depending on how you behave

  5. #5
    Great State of Varmint Panthers007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Dante's Third Ring
    Posts
    7,481
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Can I ride them while you're rotting in prison? I'll take real good care of 'em!
    How do you keep an idiot in suspense?

  6. #6
    Since 1938... JunkYardBike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Northwestern NJ
    Posts
    6,209
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
    Depends where you live. If you are in a smaller population area, best bet is ebay. To sell on ebay takes perfect seller rating (100% feedback), a very well written ad, with awesome pictures. And you will have to be willing and ABLE to properly ship the bike.

    I pick up similar bikes when ads are poorly written, sellers refuse to ship and so on. Those make for great deals as a buyer, but not too hot as a seller. If you are unsure of what a good ad looks like, research history on similar bikes, and see who is getting the best prices (and who did the worst).

    By the way, "professional" store front ebay stores are often not the answer. Some of the poorest written ads with lousy pictures come from those shops. They are generalists, and certainly not expert on bicycles. I have a couple of them marked as "my favorite" sellers on ebay, so I get notified whenever they post a bike (or other item for that matter).

    If you live in San Fran, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, NYC or Boston, you can probably do pretty good on Craigs List. Even on Craigs List, you need a well written ad, with great pictures and details. But it eliminates the shipping hassles. Craigs List in smaller areas is better suited for the $100 to $200 bikes.
    Your work in VVI has paid off. This is the most succinct, universal, and helpful response I've read here. Well done. I think this should be the standard cut-and-paste reply for most neophyte value inquires. I hereby nominate you for the job!

  7. #7
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    2
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Lol why you talk from prison stupid guys ?? these 2 bikes are form my grand father

    I thought i can get infos about these bikes but i see i am not welcome here so i say Good Bye



    Stupid Forum .....

  8. #8
    Senior Member miamijim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Tampa, Florida
    Posts
    11,814
    Mentioned
    18 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Triplemax View Post
    Lol why you talk from prison stupid guys ?? these 2 bikes are form my grand father

    I thought i can get infos about these bikes but i see i am not welcome here so i say Good Bye



    Stupid Forum .....
    Your welcome here you just need a better story than 'my parents garage'. Now they turn out be your grandfathers?

    If they were in your parents garage they wouldnt be in such nice condition. They's be dirsty, dust and not looking like brand new for 20 year old bikes. Besides how could you be a bike person and 'find' those in your own garage after all these years?

    That would be like me, a Corvette guy, walking into my parents garage and finding a Ferrari thats been there for 20 years.

    Jeez, if you want to know what they're worth just ask....without the lame story.

    Colnago with Shimano components and a very popular size....$600-800 depending on what wrk101 said.
    Bianchi with low end Shimano and low end frame in a not so popular size....$200-400.
    WWW.CYCLESPEUGEOT.COM 2005 Pinarello Dogma; 1991 Paramount PDG 70 Mtb; 1976? AD Vent Noir; 1989 LeMond Maillot Juane F&F; 1993? Basso GAP F&F; 1989 Terry Symmetry; 2003 Trek 4700 Mtb; 1983 Vitus 979

  9. #9
    Steel Member fiataccompli's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    My Bikes
    N + 1
    Posts
    1,378
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    uh...I don't get the 'not welcome' part...folks on message boards are inherently a little smartass & i figured that's all it was. the how/why was not the OP's point so I didn't really pay attention. in fact, i was actually serious about being interested. good luck in finding homes for the bikes either way.

  10. #10
    www.theheadbadge.com cudak888's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Southern Florida
    My Bikes
    http://www.theheadbadge.com
    Posts
    22,731
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The point is, there are plausible stories about garage finds, then there are implausible - such as spontaneously finding these particular mid-upper-range machines, each sized for riders of noticeably different heights, and both in absolutely spotlessly clean condition; in your grandfather's/father's garage (which is it?).

    Fact of the matter is, the story isn't believable. Had you omitted the story, I dare say you would have been received with less skepticism.

    -Kurt

    P.S.: Taking your toys and running, are you? You're only adding fuel to your own bonfire of credibility.

  11. #11
    DRF aka Thrifty Bill wrk101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    The NC Mountains
    My Bikes
    Too many to list, all vintage
    Posts
    19,375
    Mentioned
    54 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    The point is, there are plausible stories about garage finds, then there are implausible - such as spontaneously finding these particular mid-upper-range machines, each sized for riders of noticeably different heights, and both in absolutely spotlessly clean condition; in your grandfather's/father's garage (which is it?).

    Fact of the matter is, the story isn't believable. Had you omitted the story, I dare say you would have been received with less skepticism.

    -Kurt

    P.S.: Taking your toys and running, are you? You're only adding fuel to your own bonfire of credibility.
    +1 Too clean, basically spotless.

    I can believe they just came out of a garage.

  12. #12
    Harsh Generation Benjamin11's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Lake City, FL
    My Bikes
    GMC Yukon XL
    Posts
    178
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Me.Want.Celeste.
    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    i climb at <10 mph. you want to take this outside?

  13. #13
    Bike Junkie roccobike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    South of Raleigh, North of New Hill, West of Harris Lake, NC
    My Bikes
    Giant OCR-C, Specialized Tarmac, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR, Stumpjumper Comp, 05 Rockhopper, 88 & 92Nishiki Ariel, 01 Bianchi Campione, 87 Centurion Ironman, 92 Paramount, 97 Lemond
    Posts
    8,891
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by miamijim View Post
    Bianchi with low end Shimano and low end frame in a not so popular size....$200-400.
    +1, I paid $200 two years ago for my Celeste Bianchi, about the same size, similiar components. You can add $50, maybe $100 for price increases over the last two years.
    Roccobike BF Official Thread Terminator

  14. #14
    Senior Member miamijim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Tampa, Florida
    Posts
    11,814
    Mentioned
    18 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    each sized for riders of noticeably different heights, and both in absolutely spotlessly clean condition; in your grandfather's/father's garage (which is it?)
    I can see these bikes originaly being bought as pair. When I sold bikes back in stone age husbands would always buy something a level or 2 higher for themselves.

    The Bianchi with lower components and smaller frame was hers while the Colnago was his.

    (Whoever his and her are )
    WWW.CYCLESPEUGEOT.COM 2005 Pinarello Dogma; 1991 Paramount PDG 70 Mtb; 1976? AD Vent Noir; 1989 LeMond Maillot Juane F&F; 1993? Basso GAP F&F; 1989 Terry Symmetry; 2003 Trek 4700 Mtb; 1983 Vitus 979

  15. #15
    www.theheadbadge.com cudak888's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Southern Florida
    My Bikes
    http://www.theheadbadge.com
    Posts
    22,731
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by miamijim View Post
    The Bianchi with lower components and smaller frame was hers while the Colnago was his.
    They both had the same bad habit of using their rear brake copiously.

    -Kurt

  16. #16
    Senior Member miamijim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Tampa, Florida
    Posts
    11,814
    Mentioned
    18 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    They both had the same bad habit of using their rear brake copiously.

    -Kurt
    Dam rookies...
    WWW.CYCLESPEUGEOT.COM 2005 Pinarello Dogma; 1991 Paramount PDG 70 Mtb; 1976? AD Vent Noir; 1989 LeMond Maillot Juane F&F; 1993? Basso GAP F&F; 1989 Terry Symmetry; 2003 Trek 4700 Mtb; 1983 Vitus 979

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •