Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    2
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    how much would YOU pay?

    Still a n00b, forgive me...

    Im sick of riding on walmart specials, and finally want to get into a more serious biking experience this summer. Really don't want to purchase new, so been diggin into second hand market.

    ...which brought me to this...

    Redline Conquest Pro Cyclocros CX Bike Shimano Ultegra 54cm Nice | eBay

    read good reviews, my size (54cm), and overall good for my ambitions.

    Question is, how high should i go? I'm still fairly green when it comes to terminology, components, and such so i defer to any opinions y'all have for guidance

    (and PS, i hope nobody jumps in on the bidding now lol)

  2. #2
    Senior Member Retro Grouch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    St Peters, Missouri
    My Bikes
    Rans Enduro Sport, Hase Kettweisel Tandem, Merin Bear Valley beater bike
    Posts
    23,987
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Pull a number out of your head and make a bid.

    If you win the auction, your bid was too high.
    If you don't win it, your bid was too low.
    My greatest fear is all of my kids standing around my coffin and talking about "how sensible" dad was.

  3. #3
    The Improbable Bulk Little Darwin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Wilkes-Barre, PA
    My Bikes
    Many
    Posts
    7,481
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    With the lever needing work, I would only bid what you could afford minus the cost of a replacement brifter... assuming you can find one.

    It seems strange that the ad expresses Ultegra, but the RD (which almost always matches the highest level component on a nice bike) clearly says 105...

    I don't know the value, but if I were in the market for a project cyclocross bike, I wouldn't go over $400.
    Slow Ride Cyclists of NEPA

    People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
    - Ralph Waldo Emerson

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    467
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think that to make inteligent bids you must know how much the bike cost NEW, that way you know how much of the origenal price they're asking and know not to go past 50% or there abouts,,,

  5. #5
    coprolite fietsbob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    NW,Oregon Coast
    My Bikes
    7
    Posts
    3,225
    Mentioned
    47 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    go to the Red Line bikes website and see what they cost new , and make up your own Mind.

    Cyclocross | Bike | Redline Bicycles you can take over from there ..

Posting Permissions

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