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    Need advice re: price for used road bike

    I have a lightly used (1600 mi.) LeMond Arrivee that I'm selling and I don't know how to price it. It's a 53cm C to C TI frame, carbon fork, Bontrager wheels, Ultegra components, triple crankset, etc. And, it's yellow/red. Basically a pretty new, excellent bike. Only selling because I received a Masi Criterium S for my 60th birthday. How do I establish an asking price? I believe it was originally a $2700 bike but I paid $2400 for it last season.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce19
    I have a lightly used (1600 mi.) LeMond Arrivee that I'm selling and I don't know how to price it. It's a 53cm C to C TI frame, carbon fork, Bontrager wheels, Ultegra components, triple crankset, etc. And, it's yellow/red. Basically a pretty new, excellent bike. Only selling because I received a Masi Criterium S for my 60th birthday. How do I establish an asking price? I believe it was originally a $2700 bike but I paid $2400 for it last season.


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    It is worth absolutely nothing to me since it is the wrong size.

    I would suggest looking at recently completed auctions on eBay for similar bikes.

    Or, if you don't need the money too badly, price it low so you can make some rider's day.
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    As dgregory57 points out, its only worth what somebody is willing to pay for it.

    One way I have used is to put it on ebay for a starting bid of 0.99. Its a bit gut-wrenching to see the bidding around $50 for the first while, but by the end of the 7-days, it will reach as much as you're going to get for it.

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    Senior Member bruce19's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgregory57
    It is worth absolutely nothing to me since it is the wrong size.

    I would suggest looking at recently completed auctions on eBay for similar bikes.

    Or, if you don't need the money too badly, price it low so you can make some rider's day.
    That's funny, I was thinking the bike is perfect and YOU are the wrong size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce19
    That's funny, I was thinking the bike is perfect and YOU are the wrong size.

    bruce19
    Well, at this point, I would agree that I am the wrong size... However, even when I become the right size, I will still be the wrong size for that bike.
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