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    Any idea what an SR 12 speed Apline Sport is worth?

    I don't know a lot about bikes but this is what is on the bike. SR apline sport, Champion #5 , Chrome Molyboen steel seamless PG tubes. Made in Japan. Hand brake says Dia Compe, back gear says Suntour ARX, shifter says Suntour power shift. I'm not sure how to measure a bike but from the pedal in the lowest position to the top of the seat tube is 27". This is a bike for a female. Overall good shape, some minor dings, and some discoloration on silver metal (aluminium?) parts. Here's a basic pic. I have a matching guys bike that I think is 26".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marzapan View Post
    I'm not sure how to measure a bike but from the pedal in the lowest position to the top of the seat tube is 27". This is a bike for a female. Overall good shape, some minor dings, and some discoloration on silver metal (aluminium?) parts. Here's a basic pic. I have a matching guys bike that I think is 26".
    Google how to measure road bike size, and you will be an expert in about 20 seconds. That bike is more like 19 inch frame size, and I bet the men's bike is NOT 26 inch.

    As far as whether parts are aluminum, a magnet will tell you for sure.

    To get full market value out of a bike, you need to be a lot more knowledgeable and do a good job marketing the bike. Bikes rarely sell for anything near FMV due to seller's lack of knowledge. Realize buyers have no imagination and lack knowledge as well. Knowledgeable buyers expect a DEAL.

    Be careful with the word "ding". In the bicycle world, ding = dent. Dents are HUGE value destroyers. Often, when sellers use that toxic word, they really meant chips in the paint (not so much a big deal).

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    +1.... It looks to be in good shape cosmetically. If it is in good repair, I think it would be worth 150 to 175. If it needs rehab; maybe 50.
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    I've think it's in good shape. Took it for a short ride to make sure the gears change ok and the tires are holding air fine. When you say 'if it needs rehab' what do you mean? New brakes, tires, gears etc.?
    Thanks for all the help guys! Now I just need to find a place to post them for sale and get some good pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marzapan View Post
    When you say 'if it needs rehab' what do you mean? New brakes, tires, gears etc.?
    Things like grease, tires, seats, cables, bar tape will age and decay whether a bicycle is ridden or not; even stored inside. How much of that needs attention varies from bike to bike.
    Thumpic....

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