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    New Member/1st Question

    New member here - not new to road biking though. After buying my Fuji, I thought I would ride my Tourmalet often for old times sake but have not. I need to sell it.

    Any suggestions on estimating value for resale? I realize I'm not going to get back tons, but I need some range to start with. It's a 1997 LeMond Tourmalet Steel with Shimano components.

    Any help is appreciated!
    Thanks!

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    Chepooka StupidlyBrave's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forums!

    I would say that you should be able to roughly gauge the value by doing an ebay search (completed listings) on similar/identical bikes in similar condition.

    You bike will be heavier than most newer bikes, but may have a ride quality that others covet.

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    Yes - did check my local Craigslist and eBay but nothing appeared locally and ebay only had a frame similar to mine.

    Surprisingly it is only slightly heavier. Despite the age and frame, it is truly an awesome bike - good for a beginner triathlete who doesn't want to invest a heap of cash if they don't like the sport.

    Thanks for your suggestion - very appreciated.

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    Hello bella70, there are always triathletes looking for a starter bike in good shape. It's hard to gauge resale value, although I can guarantee you that if you price it too low, you'll have a phone call within minutes of putting it on CL, and if it's too high, you may only get buyers from Nigeria .

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    Welcome to BF.
    Sounds like you're having the same "problem" I had when I bought my new commuter bike a few years ago. My old commuter was a road bike and I thought sure I'd take it out for a ride every week or so. Two months later it was still sitting in the corner collecting dust. So I ended up selling it. I guess 3 bikes is more than I need.

    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill
    ...and if it's too high, you may only get buyers from Nigeria.
    When I sold my Yakima roof rack I got one of those calls.
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