View Single Post
Old 03-04-12, 06:04 AM
  #7  
randyjawa 
Senior Member
 
randyjawa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada - burrrrr!
Posts: 10,630

Bikes: 1958 Rabeneick 120D, 1968 Legnano Gran Premio, 196? Torpado Professional, 2000 Marinoni Piuma

Mentioned: 182 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1038 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 778 Times in 479 Posts
Determining Vintage Bicycle Value is not an easy thing to do. And comparing what a group set will bring is not a good way to determine what a bicycle, fitted with the same group set, is worth. There are many reasons for this but please believe me it is true. Put another way, a frame set will often times sell for more than a complete bicycle. Honestly. Anyway...

I would definitely offer the bicycle, cleaned up and road worthy, for double what others in this thread have suggested. One thing I have learned over the years is that patience, when selling a vintage road bicycle, is priceless. Well, not priceless, but patience will be rewarded with a better price. Also...

Your marketing skills will play a big part in how much the bicycle is worth. Do a good job, offer the bicycle on Ebay, Craigslist and any other selling vehicle you can think of and then be prepared to wait. And the wait will not be long, considering the time of the year. Much of North America is about to come out of winter, into Spring, and that is when bicycle, be they brand new or vintage, will fetch the best selling price.

You can learn a bit more about Vintage Bicycle Value, if you want to spend a few minutes going through the information offered. There, you will learn a bit about how to go about selling your bicycle and what value you might want to place on it.

Hope that is a help.
__________________
"98% of the bikes I buy are projects".
randyjawa is offline