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    What's a fair price for this bike?

    2008 Fuji touring.

    Fuji Touring Bicycle (54 cm)

    Given that the poster is asking more than what a new Fuji Touring costs (or a new Windsor Tourist), I'm going to go out on a limb and say $800 is too high. What's more appropriate for a 7 year old bike?

    And while we're on the subject, I'm looking for a commuter/tow the kids in a trailer/get some exercise on the weekends bike. How does this bike strike everyone? I currently have a trek hardtail but i want something that doesn't feel so sluggish on the road. I'd rather not just put slicks on the trek though, bevause I take it to the local singletrack on the weekends. I've tested out a number of bikes from LBSs. So far my favorites have been a Norco Search S3 and an All City Space Horse (even though the 55cm I rode was a bit too big -- I'm 5'9"). Also tried a Trek Crossrip (meh) and a Diamondback Haanjo Metro Plus (nice bike, but didn't feel like a bike I'd ride outside of town, and my commute would be 6-10 miles on rural roads, not much in the city).

    Appreciate any thoughts!

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    You can buy that bike new for 700 to 900 bucks

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    Half new is the rule of thumb for "newer" used bikes but I seldom see them priced that way on my local CL. $800 is obviously too high. The bike is being sold with an aftermarket carbon fork (bit of a weird choice for a touring bike) but the seller will throw in the old steel fork. Certainly the bike is good for your intended use but I'm skeptical that the seller will sell at a more realistic price given how high the initial price is.

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    I also thought the carbon fork was an odd choice. I'll almost certainly swap they old fork back on. Maybe he'll drip the price a couple hundred if I offer to give the carbon one back

    I'm skeptical he'll come downas well, but it can't hurt to ask. When cl sellers are way high I generally try to politely offer a reasonable number and justify it. Doesn't work all the time,but once in a while they'll budge.

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    400 depending on condition of drivetrain.

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