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Old 09-13-12, 09:04 PM   #1
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1986 Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra

Hallo, me again. This is just the updated bike. I'm planning on selling it soon, unsure what to ask for though.
What would be good asking? I'm in a really inflated market - center of the bay area.

The frame came from Las Vegas and moved down here to the Bay Area. It seems it was raced quite a bit, has head tube cable wear, and nicks in the paint. It came with that interesting climbing stage setup (aero Lever on the left with a dt shifter, and a brifter on the right).

54cm Merckx Corsa Extra
H/S: Tange CDS Headset
B/B: Velo Orange 103mm Sealed BB
Stem: 110mm Cinelli XA
Handlebars: 40/2 Cinelli Giro D'Italia
Seatpost: Campy Record
Saddle: Selle San Marco Concor Supercorsa
Cables: Yokozuna Reaction
Shifters/Brakes: DA 7400 STI
Crankset: DA 7410 / 53-42
F/D: DA 7410
R/D: DA 7403
Brakeset: DA 7700 / Koolstop Salmon (I also have the original 7403's included in the sale)
Front Wheel: DA 7700 / Radial Laced DT Triple Butted Spokes / Veloflex Master 23
Rear Wheel: DA 7700 / 12-26 / DT Double Butted Spokes / Veloflex Master 23


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Old 09-13-12, 09:31 PM   #2
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If it were local to me, I'd go no more than $900 maybe a little less.
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Old 09-14-12, 07:26 AM   #3
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I think, on eBay, you can get $1000 - 1200ish fairly easy...people LOVE Merckx and that is a beauty. Honestly, if you told me it sold for 1400ish, I wouldn't be too surprised. I had that model frame in that color and it just POPS! The frame sold for over $500 easily and quickly (I don't remember final price, but it was good - maybe $600). I don't know your area, but anything pricey, no matter what it is, is typically hard to sell on my CL. Some folks are going to be a little put off by the mixed parts, but those are great rider choices and I think someone is going to get it.

If I could get $900 on a local sale, I'd take it and save the hassle of shipping and paypal risk. I'd consider that a very solid local offer.

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+1 High end stuff tends to sell relatively cheap on C/L (so as a buyer, this is great, as a seller, it sucks). This bike should do very well on ebay.

You are in a better market, so a high end bike might find a customer. Around here, bikes just don't move above the $400 mark, adjust that range for your market, but there is a point where there just are not buyers. Now a DA EM would probably get responses above the $400 mark (by me, if not anyone else), but it would fall flat at perhaps $600.

When I bought my Colnago Master Lite off C/L, guy had it posted for TWO weeks and I was the only response he had. I really was not interested in a Colnago at that time, but the price was attractive, and got more attractive. Meanwhile, a POS bike for $100 will get flooded with responses.
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The few times I have sold high end-ish bikes of frames on craigslist, I listed them for the price I wanted, but not a fantasy price. Then I let it sit and basically forgot about it, as they weren't "must sell now" status. After a few weeks I would get one reply or so, from a serious buyer.
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