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Old 04-26-11, 04:56 AM   #1
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Please help price a Madison for sale

I have the blue and white madison that has a new seat, riser bar,
pedals,smaller chain ring, tires, and a white industries rear single speed cog,
new levers,Most parts are mid range parts but a step up from what was on it.

I spent 90.00 on the white ind cog so not sure how to price this bike.

Tx for any help.

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Old 04-26-11, 05:40 AM   #2
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When selling a bike you pretty much eat the cost of any money you have put into it. Put stock parts back on and part out the nicer things if you can. Don't expect to make money off of upgrades, or add $90 to the price of the bike because it has a $90 cog.
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I have the blue and white madison that has a new seat, riser, riser bar,pedals,front crank, tires, and a white industries rear single speed cog
I purposely underlined the
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I just bought a brand new 2009 for $369 shipped. I hear around the $3-400 range is common for a new one (maybe not new-new like an '11, but New old stock older ones). Now if you're a good sales man and can convince people how much better your upgrades are (to make them not even consider a new bike, for yours is superior!), then you could probably ask $300-$350 for it. (I've convinced someone to give me full asking price because of something relatively minor I did to it.) However, if you're the type that lets the buyer do all the negotiating, then expect to get less than $300.
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Thanks. I asked because I did not want to make a profit but will add the 90.00 in.Father your a piece of work I bow to you Superior bicycle Knowledge on all subjects.
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you mention a bunch of parts but nothing by make or model so they're probably sidegrades more than anything else, the bars are a preference thing, personally i'd switch them out immediately so if i were shopping and saw your bike i'd think "oh, i have to buy bars to make this rideable", customization is fun but it's only custom for the first user, after that it's not custom, it's used

keep the white industries freewheel for your next bike and ask for 300, it's more than most of us who ride them paid for them new but it's not a bad deal at all for the bike, if you want to include the freewheel take into account that it's used and no longer a 90 dollar freewheel, good luck with it
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soyboy I was thinking 350.00 with freewheel

included and you are right just good upgrades

from what came on it.Bike does not have 50 miles on it.

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Dude, did boxerdog scrods, father?
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Hey man. Why did you spend $90 on a cog for a $400 bike?

You won't notice the difference between that cog and a $25 Dura Ace cog. Bling isn't a factor either because you can't see the cog.
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that's reasonable, good luck with it, no new bike?
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carleton bought the white industries freewheel after asking a lot of questions

about the noise that the bike was making when pedaling first day out did not want

to spend a lot more trying different brands so bought the white and it fixed the

problem. worth the 90.00 at the time.

never thought of the bling factor.Must be getting old.
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Bling isn't a factor either because you can't see the cog.
You don't need to see it, just know it's there.
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start at half of msrp.
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As far as prices of bikes goes, There are things that people love to buy used, and things that people want to buy new. Most customized stuff that you do to a bike does not pay off whatsoever. I would highly reccomend spending the $20 on a shimano freewheel and saving the White industries one for another build/sell it for a profit. The bike, with whatever upgrades, is not worth more than if it was stock, unless it is something the bike never had (rack, gears, carbon fiber, esspensive seat, better wheelset), but even then you have to find the person whom is looking for those upgrades.

Take for instance, my 2008 Schwinn Madison has an upgraded wheelset, but nobody is interested in spending $200 (if it was stock, as Adriano suggested being half off) plus the extra $200 for a nice wheelset... I think for my situation, it would make more sense to sell the wheelset off and find a cheap set of wheels to sell the bike as a whole for around $200.
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may i ask why you're selling it after such a short time riding it?
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may i ask why you're selling it after such a short time riding it?
It is one heavy MOFO. I rode it around for a bit after riding my (too small) kilo, and even though it fits me better it just felt like I was wearing lead shoes... After finding my dreamy purple Leader frame and building it up, I realized that there was no reason to keep the Madison.

Basically the way I see it is that the Madison is built for someone 200+ and I'm only 130lbs, no reason for me to ride around such a tanker.
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