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Old 04-19-11, 09:10 AM   #1
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Value of 2003 lightly used Jamis Quest

I am thinking about purchasing a used 2003 Jamis Quest. I live in Boulder, CO - a huge biking community! Seller states the bike has only been ridden about 10 times since she received it as a bonus from her work. She is trying to sell it for $450. I am thinking it's current value is about $350. From the photos (not included) the bike looks in good shape. Any thoughts?

Here are the stats on the bike:
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Road race & triathlon: MSRP (new): $1,299.95; Weight: 20.0; Size: 50cm; Color: Ti-Plate

Frame & Fork:
Frame Construction: TIG-welded; Frame Tubing: Material Reynolds 631; Fork Brand & Model: Kinesis Carbon; Fork Material: Carbon fiber composite w/aluminum steerer, aero crown

Components:
Component Group: Shimano 105 Triple; Brakeset: Shimano 105 Dual Pivot brakes, Shimano 105 STI Dual Control levers; Shift Levers: Shimano 105 STI Dual Control; Front Derailleur: Shimano 105 Triple, bottom-pull/clamp-on 28.6mm; Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105 GS; Crankset: Shimano 105 Triple, 30/42/52 teeth; Pedals: Ritchey Logic Pro V.2; Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB-5500, 118.5mm spindle; BB Shell Width: 68mm English; Rear Cogs: 9-speed, 11 - 23 teeth; Chain: Shimano CN-HG72, 1/2 x 3/32";Seatpost: Ritchey Pro Road V2, 27.2mm diameter; Saddle: Fi'zi:k Pave, titanium rails; Handlebar: Ritchey Biomax II; Handlebar Extensions Not included; Handlebar Stem: Ritchey Pro; Headset: 1 1/8" threadless Dia-Compe SAS

Wheels:
Hubs: Mavic Cosmos; Rims: Mavic Cosmos, 24-hole/28-hole; Tires: 700 x 23c Hutchinson Carbon Comp; Spoke Brand: Mavic stainless steel, 14ga. (2.0mm) straight gauge; Spoke Nipples: Brass nipples
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Old 04-19-11, 09:38 AM   #2
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I don't think there is anything wrong with the $450 ask.

It depends on whether they need the money or want to be rid of the bike.
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Old 04-19-11, 10:37 AM   #3
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I also don't think there's anything wrong with offering 350$. But I think 450$ is a reasonable asking price.
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The Jamis Quest is a nice bike. I bought one for $260 (that was low), fixed it up, rode it, then sold it to a coworker for $400. If it's in good shape then $450 isn't out of line. If you can get it for $350 or $400, you'll have a better deal.
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