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Old 08-28-08, 04:29 PM   #1
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khs aero track roadshow

So I have a 58cm c-t-c (~64 c-t-t) KHS aero track frame---the aluminum one with the downward sloping top tube and the teardrop shaped down tube. I bought it NOS about a year ago and have ridden it very little, probably 150 miles, tops. I took off all the decals except the big "KHS" logo on the down tube, which I wrapped in electrical tape. It's been treated well, never crashed. The paint is in good shape, aside from a handful of odd little nicks along the fork. Now, let's say, hypothetically, that I want to sell it. How much do those of you with the appropriate price-estimating expertise think I might be able to get for it?
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Old 08-28-08, 06:35 PM   #2
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Got pics? I was looking for one of these frames a while ago.
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I'll put some photos up as soon as I can, hopefully tonight.
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Here are some photos. As I was taking them, I noticed a pair of little nicks in the paint on the top tube. I tried to photograph them, but they wouldn't show up.
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Oh, nice! we're allowed to sell bikes out here now! I have a bike for sale too, lemme make a thread about it..
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huh, i've only seen that frame in steel. I would bet you could get at least $400 for the frame/fork if you put it up for sale on velospace or threw it up on ebay. Then sell all the other parts separately, and make more money this way.
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Here are some photos. As I was taking them, I noticed a pair of little nicks in the paint on the top tube. I tried to photograph them, but they wouldn't show up.
Looks like a really comfortable ride.
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I'm not trying to use bfssfg to sell the frame; I'm just wondering about its value. If I were to put it up on ebay and only get like $100 for it, it wouldn't be worth it to me to sell it. So I wanted to see what others might think the frame is worth. I apologize if I gave the impression that I was trying to use the forum as my own mail order site.

As for comfort, I find it pretty rideable, actually, but I've got long arms. I wouldn't want to be on it for hours and hours at a time, but for five or ten mile rides in the city, it's fine for me.
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