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    Mid 80s Centurion

    Trying to get a year and value on this bike. I believe it's a 54cm frame, shimano Exage motion drivetrain in said to be rideable and good condition other than some play in the rear wheel. Would this be worth the asking price? I was thinking in the $25-$40 less range but I'm not great at pricing. 54 may fit, 56 would be ideal. I plan on adding a rack (if the dropouts allow for it) and panniers and keeping it...but if it doesn't fit and I chose to resell after a thorough cleaning and greasing, what would be the expected value?
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    http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/n...307392692.html

    sorry forgot to post the link, doing it from my phone...
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    Nice Bike, But...

    Quote Originally Posted by BruceHankins View Post
    Trying to get a year and value on this bike. I believe it's a 54cm frame, shimano Exage motion drivetrain in said to be rideable and good condition other than some play in the rear wheel. Would this be worth the asking price? I was thinking in the $25-$40 less range but I'm not great at pricing. 54 may fit, 56 would be ideal. I plan on adding a rack (if the dropouts allow for it) and panniers and keeping it...but if it doesn't fit and I chose to resell after a thorough cleaning and greasing, what would be the expected value?
    Bruce,
    Yes, it's worth the asking price at $125, but that won't leave much margin for resale. Cleaned up in the DC market in spring, this will fetch $225 pretty easily, $255 tops. So you'll have to keep your costs to a minimum.

    For your purpose, you should be able to mount a rack with p-clamps on the upper seatstays. The bad news is that this bike will be a little small for you, I'm guessing. If I had any $ in the bike fund, I'd have snatched this one up already, if that helps...

    Phil

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    Without pedals, $90 +/-. Fully reconditioned in ready to ride condition, $180-$200 or so.
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    I agree its a touch pricey for a flipper but ok for a rider. Certainly worth a $80 cash in his face kind of offer..
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    The price acually seems fine. The thing that will likely be an issue is this is a fairly small bike looks to be 54 maybe even 52 with a fairly short wheelbase.

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    He's stuck on $125. More than I'm willing to shell out for something I don't need at the moment considering it will probably be too small, even though it's very nice and worth the asking price.

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    An easy 220 in the SoCal market... I'd swoop.

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    It is only Exage Motion so I would suspect it doesn't even have a full ChroMo frame/fork so I would definitely pass if your looking for a regular rider to put a rack on.
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