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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 12-21-08, 01:49 AM   #1
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What can I sell my conversion for?

It is a 1970's Nishiki. It has been sanblasted and powder coated. All parts only have a few rides on them. Sugino XD crank set, Shimano BB, Tange polished headset, Nitto Peal stem w/Nitto B123 track drops, Bontrager Race Lites, seat. and bar wrap, KMC Chain, Shimano freewheel and cog, Tektro front brake/lever. The bike is literally near flawless aside from a small scrape on the TT and stem. Rides like a dream. Not sure what brand the tires are...lol trying to figure that out right now. I will be getting a ProMax seat post for sure even if I decide to sell and possible a white saddle and bull horns with new tape. Let me know what you guys think! Oh and the paint looks much better/more lively in person....flash from my camera kinda made it look really pale. Very close to Bianchi green but with more blue in it.

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Old 12-21-08, 02:18 AM   #2
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Anyone?! Common guys just spit some numbers at me!! It would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-21-08, 02:38 AM   #3
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150.00 ?
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Old 12-21-08, 02:50 AM   #4
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1/4 of what youve got invested in it. the scratch in your powdercoat completely ruins the value.
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Old 12-21-08, 03:28 AM   #5
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Lol are you guys being serious?
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Old 12-21-08, 05:29 AM   #6
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A bike is worth whatever the largest sum of money that someone will pay for it and not a penny more. There are so many variables that no one will accurately be able to tell you what it's worth.

If I were posting it on CL I'd ask $135 but that's just a number I pulled out of my butt.
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Old 12-21-08, 06:09 AM   #7
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Why do wish to sell your new bike? Is it the wrong size or something?
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Old 12-21-08, 06:27 AM   #8
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There are extrinsic factors to consider. I bet you could get $350-400 for it in New York City, if you listed it on the first nice day of spring.
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Old 12-21-08, 07:18 AM   #9
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list it on ebay
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Old 12-21-08, 08:05 AM   #10
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The Classic and Vintage forum got so many "what is my bike worth?" threads they started a new forum just for those questions.

I suggest the SS/FG forum moderators do the same here; move these threads to HERE
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I've a feeling that it would be worth more in it's original trim. Around here, anyway.
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I've a feeling that it would be worth more in it's original trim. Around here, anyway.
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Old 12-21-08, 09:13 AM   #13
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Don't listen to these guys, you can sell fixed gears right now for quite a bit of money. My friend sold his POS world sport for 300 on CL. Your bike looks to be a lot nicer than his. Ask 4-500 and see what kind of offers you get.
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Old 12-21-08, 09:26 AM   #14
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throw it under a bus and be done with it!
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nishiki made a wide variety of frames and only a handful of them are really nice. buyer would have no idea what model/tube material/year this would be. i can guess this is a lower end frame from the rear stamped dropouts and lugs. that being said you could possibly get around 250 - 350 in NYC mostly because of the components. you could part it out since the stem/drops/brake are decent...
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depends on the local Craig's list market for such an item you could try ebay.
in toronto i say you could get 350-500$ for such a beast. maybe unload it to some kid flush with christmas money.( in a week or so). go to the LBS and get a better/sportier looking used saddle for 15$ would make the bike look a lot more polished.
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have you considered riding it?
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Wait until spring.
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Wait until spring.

This is the key to getting a good price.
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Wow haha thanks for all the feedback guys. Well for one, I think I will at least wait until spring to sell and by then, it will have some nicer upgrades. Two, I am not sure I want to sell her, I just wanted to know what you all thought I get get out of it. The market it actually still very good in the Pac. NW. Thanks and keep the good advice coming!
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I feel like you can get your money back on the parts, basically. The money you spent on powdercoat is gone.
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150.00 ?
My thoughts exactly.
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