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    Fix a wheel and sell another

    Hey everybody, I would like help with the following problem:

    I've got a stock Fuji track bike (formula fixed/free to alexrim). I want to replace the back wheel with my Surly fixed/fixed to OpenPro wheel, which I understand is better than the wheel I'm currently using. Is this true, or at least not a downgrade?

    The stock wheel only has about 50 miles on it. What would be a reasonable asking price to sell it off on CL/eBay?
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    Bump.

    I deleted the wrench question, as I can just bring the wheel to the shop and buy the right wrenches. However, any help pricing the stock wheel? Please?

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    Start the bid at $100. Do a buy it now price at $150.

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    I just sold the wheelset from my Windsor Hour (same as yours) on Boston CL for $75

    They went in a day. I probably could have gone $100 for both, maybe.

    $150 gets people a quality wheelset from Bicyclewheels.com, so why would they buy yours for a similar price?

    I'd say try $50. The stock wheels are no great shakes. They're OK, but you can get a similar set off of Bike Island for like $89.
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    damn. seventy-five bones?

    my lbs tried to sell me the SAME wheelset, actually taken off one of the dudes who works there's windsor hour. they tried to get a buck fifty for them. screw that.

    you'd be surprised how much kids will pay for just a fixed rear wheel, no hassle, just to get riding. i'd say try for around sixty or seventy-five. you may be surprised.

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    There was abit of a feeding frenzy at $75. I should have gone higher, but what the heck? My new wheelset was $160, so I felt OK with letting the old ones go for cheap.
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    Was that with or without cog and lockring? I'd be selling mine bare, as I want to keep the cog and lockring for my fixed/fixed wheel.

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    I got my rear wheel (in Feb of '05) at the Monstertrack swap meet. $25 for a surly fixed/fixed laced to a Mavic MA3, with a semi decent half used tire mounted. It has never needed truing once and has had the living crap beat out of it.

    So I would say anything over $50 for your rear would enter rip off territory. Could you get more? Probably. However, make a few less and pass it on to someone that wants it. Thats better for everyone.
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    Oh and mine came with a 16 tooth DA cog and lockring mounted....
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    My wheelset came with the brandy new Kenda SuperCheeese 700x23 tires, tubes and the 15T stamped cog and lockring that came on my new wheelset.

    Best deal in Boston.
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    how can you say that anything over fifty is a ripoff?
    you just got a steal with your deal.

    do whatever you want though. the economy will not crumble.

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    i sold a crappy wheelset with a bend for 25 bucks on craigslist.


    it sold in 15 minutes.

    i'd ask 100 and see if anyone bikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by CF4L View Post
    I got my rear wheel (in Feb of '05) at the Monstertrack swap meet. $25 for a surly fixed/fixed laced to a Mavic MA3, with a semi decent half used tire mounted. It has never needed truing once and has had the living crap beat out of it.

    So I would say anything over $50 for your rear would enter rip off territory. Could you get more? Probably. However, make a few less and pass it on to someone that wants it. Thats better for everyone.
    2005 was a much different time.
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    definitely a great upgrade. the mavic open pros are very light, i'm sure lighter than the alex rims. the surly hub will last you forever as well. i'd expect $80-100 for a wheelset like that, but that depends on your market; a friend recently got $160 for a set of moderately used track wheels that they're slapping on the new bianchi pistas.

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