DRF aka Thrifty Bill
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
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Sounds about market value to me. I guess it depends where you live. In my area, once you get over the $500 to $600 mark, bikes just don't sell. But as a keeper, if it fits and is what you want, there is a lot of value there. For a third less than a new entry LBS road bike, you are getting a full Ultegra bike. Make sure brifters are working well, as the bike is old enough and has enough miles on it, that they might be (or probably are) nearing the end of their life. Replacement nine speed brifters (Tiagra) will cost you about $250, plus installation of course.
Personally, I would adjust the price mentally by $250. So if I paid $600 for the bike, I would assume I really paid $850.
I have two bikes with nine speed Ultegra STI right now. One is shiftiing a bit on the sketchy side (I have a set of Tiagras on hand to replace them once they die).
Last edited by wrk101; 08-11-10 at 08:25 AM.