Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    MaNiC! NZLcyclist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    My Bikes
    2004 Cervelo Soloist 105, 2005 Apollo Apex, 2006 SCOTT Speedster S30
    Posts
    1,601
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    How much could I sell it for?

    I am thinking of getting another bike and one way is to sell my current bike and put the money towards a new one. My current bike retails at $1,500 NZD, I have had it for 3 months and its probably done under 2,500km. New Michelin Bi-sport tyre on the rear and new sticky V-Brake pads on the front. The gears are running smooth as and the chain etc are clean as....it is Shimano Sora 39/52 front and 27-12 rear.

    I have attatched an image.

    How much do you think I could get for it? I am selling without pedals, cages etc...

    Brendon
    Scott Speedster S30
    Shimano 105 Shifters and Derailleurs
    FSA Energy 50/34 Compact Cranks
    Spinergy Stealth PBO Race wheels
    Sram OG 1070 casette

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    29
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My opinion is that once a cycling item is used it is worth about 1/2 the original price if it is in decent and working condition.

    A gross generalization but maybe helpful.
    ....de held in 't veld....

  3. #3
    It tastes like burning! deliriou5's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    SOUTH Jersey
    Posts
    1,014
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'd say $450-$550 USD.

    Considering how short you've had the bike, I would keep it for a while before selling it. Just like a brand new auto, your bike will depreciate alot in the first couple months, but once its a bit older, the depreciation rate will slow down alot more.

    Most people shopping for used bikes are not in the market for Sora-equipped bikes anyways.
    The only true knowledge is knowing that you know nothing - Socrates

    Back on the bike!!

  4. #4
    opinionated SOB cycletourist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    Branson, Missouri USA
    Posts
    968
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Why don't you like this bike? Does it hurt your hands, shoulders and back? Is the gearing too high? Those are things that can be worked out with a little tinkering.

  5. #5
    MaNiC! NZLcyclist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    My Bikes
    2004 Cervelo Soloist 105, 2005 Apollo Apex, 2006 SCOTT Speedster S30
    Posts
    1,601
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It's too heavy and I feel that it hinders my ability....... i would like to keep it as a commuter and back-up bike, and to get the new bike as well......hmm decisions are hard..... I might just save my dollars and buy a second bike....... not replace the apollo

    Brendon
    Scott Speedster S30
    Shimano 105 Shifters and Derailleurs
    FSA Energy 50/34 Compact Cranks
    Spinergy Stealth PBO Race wheels
    Sram OG 1070 casette

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Montreal
    My Bikes
    Peugeot Hybrid, Minelli Hybrid
    Posts
    6,521
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I dont think a pound or so weight reduction will make a measurable difference in your performance. You will feel a big difference accelerating from a stop and on big hills, but the time saved will only be a few seconds. What will make a much bigger difference is your training.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    111
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    How much does it weight that it is a problem?

  8. #8
    Great guy poululla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    397
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I would be more worried about what price you would get when you have to sell the sofa !!! Never put your bike facing the sofa with the chainring and chains etc. facing it. I did it once and almost ruined the sofa, not to mention the day ...( wife got p!ssed off quite badly)

  9. #9
    MaNiC! NZLcyclist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    My Bikes
    2004 Cervelo Soloist 105, 2005 Apollo Apex, 2006 SCOTT Speedster S30
    Posts
    1,601
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    LOL i know that much. I have become good at propping my bike up using just the pedal, when it is at the top of the stroke. That is what it is resting upon!

    Brendon
    Scott Speedster S30
    Shimano 105 Shifters and Derailleurs
    FSA Energy 50/34 Compact Cranks
    Spinergy Stealth PBO Race wheels
    Sram OG 1070 casette

  10. #10
    Not Green, Celeste!!! cwodave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Winston Salem, NC
    My Bikes
    Bianchi Eros
    Posts
    339
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just send it to me, I'll give it a good home.
    "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.
    Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •