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Old 05-30-14, 10:59 AM   #1
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I am moving, trying to sell two bikes and need advice

Hi -
I am moving from CT to TX for two years. Lightening the load some, and trying to sell my husband and my old bikes so we can buy new ones in TX.

He knows more about bikes than I since he used to be a racer, but I'm the one who has to sell them

If anyone can advise me on where to post for help I would appreciate it.

The bikes are:
-A 90's De Benardi, 63cm, blue, and in very good condition
-It was professionally tuned right before it was ridden last, two years ago
-I do not really know how to identify the components but here are some of them:
-Columbus Cromor on the frame
-Suntour GPX on the gears
-Also says Ritchey Carbon on another part of the frame, and 3.0 Forged AL6061 on the handlebars (please don't laugh at my terminology or lack thereof!)
-Seat says Selle Italia Gel
-Also says Columbus Accaiao on another part.
I am attaching photos of it

My bike is more straightforward:
A 1986 Miyata 610, 50cm, blue and also in very good condition
It has all original components; it was professionally tuned right before it was last ridden two years ago. I don't have photos but can take some.

Thank you all for any help in advance. When we sell these we can look at something more practical for our biking needs in TX.

My bike is
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Old 05-30-14, 11:10 AM   #2
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I won't give you anything for your husband...
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Old 05-30-14, 11:16 AM   #3
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Hi -
I am moving from CT to TX for two years. Lightening the load some, and trying to sell my husband and my old bikes so we can buy new ones in TX.
You can try Craigslist to sell the bikes but I don't think they will allow you to sell your husband on there..
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Old 05-30-14, 11:20 AM   #4
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Try to find bike shop that will sell them on consignment.
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I won't give you anything for your husband...
that was hilarious.

but on a more useful note:
Take a look at Bicycle Blue Book - Used Bikes and search around. I don't see exact matches for your bikes, but you can get some ideas of the general value of your bikes. These data aren't perfect, but they are usualy "in the ballpark."

Spend some time on Ebay. The used bike market is fairly robust on Ebay. Look for things that are actually being bid, not just offered at some price that attracts no bids. Set some searches that will email you when items of interest appear. Put bikes on a watchlist so you can track history. While you might not want to sell on Ebay, it still gives you reference. Should you choose to sell on Ebay, try to find a local bike shop that will offer you "shipping service" and include that in your offer.
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Old 05-30-14, 11:33 AM   #6
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I won't give you anything for your husband...
How about for the OP?
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You can try Craigslist to sell the bikes but I don't think they will allow you to sell your husband on there..
On CL, you can sell, buy or "rent," just about anything that your heart desires.
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Oops - I meant my husband's bike - knew you guys would get a laugh out of me!?
Thanks for the advice but I have done all except try to consign at a bike store. I think the ones near me only do new bikes...
On ebay the prices seem to be from $500 - $1500 but there are very few De Benardi's...
Do you think there is a specific group on this Forum that might have knowledge of De Benardi's
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There may not be a lot of information on the builder, but if you look for other bikes with Cromor frames and whatever the brand and model of derailleurs etc, you should be able to find similar bikes.

The unique part is the carbon fork - is it original? That might hurt the value if it wasn't original. The paint looks pretty good.
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Welcome to BF and good luck with your sales efforts. I suspect CL or a consignment deal will end up being your most likely viable options.
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Thank you so much for all of your suggestions! I think the carbon fork is original but I have to find out. I also found out that it needs new wheels because it is hard to get the kind of tires it has, I guess? Hubby is down in TX already so that is why I am the one left to do this... Did anyone have a thought about the value of my Miyata 610? Thanks!
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I've been lurking around here for years, but this is my first post! Nobody responded, so I thought I would chime in. There are a number of threads in here talking about the value of 610s. It depends on the market, but I'd guess for a nice tuned up 610, you could get $300-400 easy.
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