Hi guys, I know that this 2005 bike is not a C&V bike but it has been constructed with a Classic in mind so I
figured I would ask y'all what this is worth---plus, there is no other appraisal forum It is essentially NOS; the seller bought it and stored it and then sold it to me. Yes, I own the bike and I would ride it except that it is too much bike for me...it is too nice and I wouldn't want to ruin it so I think it is better off in someone else's garage.
The photos show a bike that is in fantastic condition but up close, you can see that it truly has never been ridden; the little knobby things on the tires are there, the chain hasn't got a spot of dirt on it and there is a fine dust from an attic on the brakes so I believe the seller when he tells me that he never rode it.
I've google'd around a bit and understand that the frame itself is worth a fair bit and the bike as pictured has a 9-speed Veloce group on it, probably not a group typical for a frame of this calibre. Would I be best to part the bike out?
Another thing, when I post the ad, how do I get across that the bike is NOS? It doesn't have the shipping wrappers on it or anything like some of the NOS stuff I see on eBay, is this just one of those things we take at face value?
The wheels are Veloce hubs lace to Ambrosio balance aero profile rims and the fork is the Colnago Flash fork.
I hope some of the Colnago aficionados can give me some ideas, how do the photos look? It is hard to get the colours to show and that the tubes are a special "crimped" tubing built especially for Colnago by Columbus. I have never sold a bike as high-end as this so any advice is appreciated, cheers.