DRF aka Thrifty Bill
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
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I haven't seen similar bikes go for $300 on ebay. There's always the outlier, that auction that goes crazy, but in general, no. The more desirable 330 is the 1987, which had a Reynolds 531 main frame. True Temper does not get that kind of response. And that early indexed Suntour is not too popular either.
+1 XL size is a negative on value as well.
IMHO, ebay is best suited for something higher up the product line, or more desirable.
Mid 1980s tourers enjoy a 33% to 50% premium (or more). 400 series is better. Still, a steel Trek, any size, any model, is going to bring good money.
While it is unusual for ebay, I grabbed a Trek 620, all Reynolds 531, for $118. There is tremendous variance on ebay, some bikes go high, some go low, sometimes its due to a poorly crafted listing, other times its just luck.
Last edited by wrk101; 08-08-11 at 05:49 PM.