Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Needs to Ride More hxzero's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    irvine/sb
    My Bikes
    1996 Bianchi EL/OS, 1988 Fuji Sundance
    Posts
    756
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Not really vintage, 1999 Novara Randonee

    Hey all,

    My dad has been interested in starting to cycle for transport and exercise and I've found a blue 1999 Novara Randonee, full Tiagra (8-speed triple, brifters) for $350. It is in good riding condition. Is this a reasonable price for this bike, or should I try to negotiate for a lower price?

    Thanks

  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
    19,475
    Mentioned
    58 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    That's about full market value around here. If it is Craigs List, then negotiating is just a normal part of it.

  3. #3
    Super Moderator cb400bill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Kalamazoo MI
    Posts
    7,459
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Always bargain on CL items you want.
    Laterally stiff yet vertically compliant.

    Viscount Aerospace Pro Trek 770 Cannondale Synapse

  4. #4
    Too many bikes bikemore's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Boston MA
    Posts
    1,257
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
    Always bargain on CL items you want.
    I almost always sell for my asking price. And if there is a line of people looking at a bike and the buyer is interested
    in bargaining I tell them the next person in line will be interested in paying full price. I don't think I've ever had someone
    walk away. But then my prices are low to start with. $350 for a Novara Randonee sounds full price, sort of a different animal.

  5. #5
    Senior Member tugrul's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Portsmouth, NH
    Posts
    2,437
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You can get the 2010 model for $800 with the 20% member coupon they have going now, and that is for a Reynolds 520 frame, mix of Tiagra and 105 RD.

    Was the name Tiagra even around in 1999? I couldn't find the date that group was first introduced... this suggests it had a RSX group.

    I'd probably push for closer to 1/3rd the new price than 1/2 (and do it before the sale ends on the 18th ).

Posting Permissions

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