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Old 05-17-12, 11:02 AM   #1
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Fuji America Touring Series V

I'd appreciate input on the pricing for this Fuji; prices run moderate to high in my area. I replaced the 27" tires, bar tape, and cables. Suntour derailleurs and barcons, Nitto stem/drop bars. She has nice lugs.


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Old 05-17-12, 11:22 AM   #2
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Touring bikes tend to be hot esp w/canti brakes and toutring crankset. I would expect atleast $250.
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I know Robert's area well, and would list this at $475.
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+1 $450 to $500. Looks great, I would dump the turkey levers and install gum hoods.

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That looks very clean. My experience is when I sell real vintage touring bikes in my area and a person that is looking for one finds it in his/her size there is no hesitation in paying full market price.
I don't know if I could get $450 for it but I certainly would list it for that.
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WOW that is a beauty!! those always were great looking bikes. I never really got the 1/2step plus Granny thing but great bikes.
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No takers so far at $375.
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No takers so far at $375.
I have done well on touring bikes, but it is a niche market, and sometimes it can take a while to find that perfect buyer. In addition, only really savvy buyers will recognize the TS V as a top notch touring bikes. Most buyers only have a couple on their list (Miyata 1000 for example), and overlook a lot of good ones.

I have sold two TS IV (one step down) here in Hooterville, $400 for one, $375 for the other. Cosmetically, my $400 one was very similar to yours above, but mine was a less desirable size. The $375 one was a more desirable size, but in poorer condition.
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Still dead market for the Fuji. CListers this month are very flakey - cannot arrange to meet, back out. Asking for 40% off the top.
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Take it off and put it back in a few weeks. Are you close to the Circus bike thing in Leesport next month?

If that was a 59 I would thinking about but the last thing I need is another bike esp a touring bike.
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The Fuji sold at $375. Out of the blue I got two serious buyers. Now I have a beautiful large Club Fuji to sell. I'm building funds for a special recumbent trike.

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Take it off and put it back in a few weeks. Are you close to the Circus bike thing in Leesport next month?

If that was a 59 I would thinking about but the last thing I need is another bike esp a touring bike.
Thanks for reminding me - I have to sign up!

I got a nice Bianchii Velope cross bike yesterday.
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