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Old 08-18-09, 11:05 AM   #1
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Good asking price for my used 06 Langster frame

I have no idea what my used 06 Langster frame is worth. I am getting a new frame soon and am going to put the Langster frame on craigslist. Cosmetically its in decent shape (normal wear and tear, no major scratches or dents though). I will be including the stock seat post and headset if the buyer wants them.

How much should I list it for (ballpark).
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Old 08-19-09, 05:28 AM   #2
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$150 with stock headset? Is that about right?
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Old 08-19-09, 07:39 AM   #3
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Why not Ebay it? I sure youd get more simply because of the mentality that seems to be a byproduct of the bidding process.
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Old 08-19-09, 07:59 AM   #4
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$150 with stock headset? Is that about right?
I think that is about right. If I were looking for one that is what I might pay. You can check ebay completed listings and see if any frames sold on there and what price. I would stick with CL. I don't think there will be a huge demand on ebay for the frame. The buyer will have to pay shipping and you will have to spend your time packing it and buy the materials to do so. Not to mention the ebay and paypal fees.

I think Philadelphia would be a big enough fixed gear market to sell it on CL. If you were in the middle of a corn field small town then you would have to go with ebay. You will just have to wait until the right buyer sees it on CL. Take really good pictures and put them in there big, not with the small CL picture insert feature. And make sure it's as clean as you can make it.

I live in a huge market, (SoCal) and seldom see Langster frames so IMO it should sell easily if you price it fairly.
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Old 08-19-09, 08:07 AM   #5
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150 just for the frame seems a little steep, doesn't the whole bike cost only about 500 new?
But if you can get someone to pay that, good for you.
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New Langsters cost $800ish

06 came with the replaceable dropout plates which is nice for people who actually use their bikes rather than just look at them.

I would pay ~$250 for a perfect '06 with a fork. Subtract ~ $30-40 since you are deleting the fork. Subtract ~$50 for minor scratches and dents. I think $125-150 is fair.

I really like my langster and am usually on the lookout for a good frameset which never appear on CL in my area.
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Thanks for the replies.

I forgot to mention I am including the fork! (stock headset and seat post also included)

I will probably list it at $180 with pictures and see what happens.

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Old 08-19-09, 04:10 PM   #8
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some guy on sfbay craigslist wants 200 for his republic frame.

do some research on your CL and see what other bikes are listing for. price accordingly
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Old 08-19-09, 05:23 PM   #10
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Don't undersell yourself- I sold my 07 frame, fork, headset, and bb for $240. does yours have a carbon seatpost? Anyway, it's an amazing frame, even if it wasn't to my tastes.
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