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    What's a fair price for these tires?

    Gonna craigslist the tires that came on my new 7.5FX. They're the Bontrager Race All Weather Hard-Case, 700x32c. What's a fair asking price?

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    You're probably better off keeping them for spares or just donating them to your local bike co-op.
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    That bad? They list for over $40/each online new. Do tires have the stigma of used underwear? They really haven't been used, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
    You're probably better off keeping them for spares or just donating them to your local bike co-op.
    I have bought and sold used tires and, if they are in great shape, I say 50% off retail for the pair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IntoTheWild View Post
    That bad? They list for over $40/each online new. Do tires have the stigma of used underwear? They really haven't been used, though.
    It's not that they're that bad, but unless someone is looking specifically for THOSE tires, you won't get more than 10 bucks a piece for them....20 if your lucky (which is what they could get many other "decent" new tires for). So you gotta ask yourself, is 40 bucks tops worth the effort of trying to sell them? Only you can answer that.
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    keep them for spares.

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    They've been mounted, so they're technically not new. I'd look to see what the best deal out there is on these tires, and undercut it by 10%. As others have stated, if you don't get the price you want keep them as spares.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IntoTheWild View Post
    They list for over $40/each online new
    Quote Originally Posted by formicaman View Post
    I say 50% off retail for the pair.
    $40 for the pair. Sounds about right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kojak View Post
    They've been mounted, so they're technically not new.
    I'm thinking I'll give them to a friend that rides the same tire on his Trek 520.

    It's ironic, though. You could say that every single part used to make a bike is technically not new, since it's been put on the bike. Yet the whole bike is considered "new". Now how much sense does that make?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IntoTheWild View Post
    I'm thinking I'll give them to a friend that rides the same tire on his Trek 520.

    It's ironic, though. You could say that every single part used to make a bike is technically not new, since it's been put on the bike. Yet the whole bike is considered "new". Now how much sense does that make?
    Yeah, it's odd but that's the way it is. It's like buying a brand new car. The minute the title transfers and the dealer no longer owns it, it's a used car. The dealer might even have the exact same model, same options, with more test drive miles than the one you just bought, but it's still new and yours is used.
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    I recently bought four of those tires, basically new, wouldn't fit on the seller's bike, he passed them along for what he paid, $40 for all four.
    I've since found out they won't fit on my 1989'ish Schwinn LeTour, but might work on the Motobecane (maybe). They do seem to be a fairly tall and beefy tire.

    Read some of the reviews of them on the site here, some like them, some don't, seem okay to me though.

    Take-off parts are take-off parts, and once they've had a wrench put to them then they are either used or are take-off parts. To me, a take-off part is one that was on a bike but not used much making it basically new, but still considered used even though not really used. "Take-off" is like saying "basically used but not really". Such is life.
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    $40 sounds about right. Too bad you aren't in Ohio. Those are pretty nice tires (I'm one of the people that love them)

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    Mind you don`t run over a large sharp,the day after you sell them.Murphys law applys,;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by IntoTheWild View Post
    It's ironic, though. You could say that every single part used to make a bike is technically not new, since it's been put on the bike.
    Technically, it is a "take-off." You can sell it as basically new, but it's not minty new with a hang tag and everything. Plus, chances are if you wheeled the new bike anywhere, there's dirt on the tires -- not new.

    You could always ask at the store where you bought the bike if they'd swap tires for you, especially if you ask for their cost on the take-offs as credit toward new price of the replacement tires.

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