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Old 04-26-12, 12:57 PM   #1
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Bottechia Frame (1988? 'new' in box) value?

Columbus Chromor Size 63 Color White Fuchsia
Decals: Campione del Mondo 66 85 86 Campione Italiano 64 65 66 67 85
Never built, rarely removed from box, still in bubble wrap, top of box cut off
Value? Thanks!

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Old 04-26-12, 01:17 PM   #2
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Old 04-26-12, 01:27 PM   #3
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Have the fork too?

Pretty cool. It's definitely worth something. Taller size limits value a little, and that paint job may turn off some buyers though.
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Old 04-26-12, 01:47 PM   #4
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Yes, thanks (I forgot!) the fork - it is still originally wrapped, same color scheme.
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Mid range frame, if it fits, I would pay $300 to $400.
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Nice looking frame but I agree with Jet. It is only CroMor and the size is on the big side so that hurts value too.

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Old 04-27-12, 06:29 PM   #7
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I sure appreciate the input! Anyone else? Any Bottechia experts? - Thanks
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I don't agree that the size limits the value. Tall riders have very few choices for bikes.
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I don't agree that the size limits the value. Tall riders have very few choices for bikes.
I have sold many bikes, and larger bikes have less value here. While tall riders have few choices, there are just too few tall riders out there. And there are a lot of women riders here that want diamond frame racing bikes, so the demand for anything under 21 inch frame is high. I have a couple of tall frame bikes right now, a 25 inch, a 25 1/2 inch and a 26 inch. Its going to take a while to move them.

Your area could be different.
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saw that this morning. Looks nice
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I have sold many bikes, and larger bikes have less value here. While tall riders have few choices, there are just too few tall riders out there. And there are a lot of women riders here that want diamond frame racing bikes, so the demand for anything under 21 inch frame is high. I have a couple of tall frame bikes right now, a 25 inch, a 25 1/2 inch and a 26 inch. Its going to take a while to move them.

Your area could be different.
Advertise it on eBay, if possible. You get a much larger pool of potential buyers. My husband has been accumulating bike parts for decades and recently decided to clear some of them out. He's sold to people as far away as Japan.
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