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Thinning the herd: What can I get for this one ?

Old 10-29-15, 08:52 AM
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Thinning the herd: What can I get for this one ?

Very pretty older bike my wife picked up at a garage sale. It has been moping in the basement for a few years and I don't dare give it one of the kids because they live in Toronto, where bike thievery is as common as dirt.

22 inch (56cm) Aquila Strada Max

I'm going to flog it.
What should I ask for it.
The bike is in pristine condition.

Oddball crank info (172.5mm Shimano 105 crank arms and alloy 39 & 53 tooth chain rings). 16-speed !

Nice older racer with very high quality build.
Wheel set are matching Mavic Open 4 CD heat treated alloy rims mounted on Shimano 600 alloy hubs with DT Swiss spokes.

Sakae Modolo "Anatomic Bend" aluminum alloy handlebars
Sakae black aluminum alloy handlebar stem
Sakae black aluminum alloy seat post
Sakae Litage FX forks
Velo Titanium saddle

All aluminum frame (7005 heat treated tubing) with complete Shimano 105 racing group:
Shimano 105 alloy brifters (integrated shifter levers / brake levers)
Shimano 105 crank assembly
Shimano 105 alloy crank arms (172.5mm)
Shimano alloy chainrings SG B 39 and SG B 53
Shimano 105 alloy front derailleur
Shimano 105 alloy rear derailleur
Shimano 105 alloy front brake calliper
Shimano 105 alloyrear brake calliper
Shimano 105 alloy head tube set
Shimano 600 alloy hubs (front and rear)
Shimano HG 8-sprocket rear casset

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Old 10-29-15, 09:30 AM
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STIs, 105 8 speed, I would think in Toronto, high $300's. I would include some keywords referencing other brands, as who the heck is searching for an Aquila?
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Nice cosmetics full 105 with 8 speeds STI's and small size I would figure $400-450 CAD in the Op's local. The lesser known maker and aluminium frame with chrome fork will hold price and interest down some. But considering that just OK boom era junk is selling for over $200 in Toronto something this nice should sell pretty easy.
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I've see a lot worse bikes posted at $395 in Toronto, including some friction shifting Raleighs. I'd start at $400.

For example there is a Bianchi 6 speed with 27 inch wheels and Shimano Light action listed at $398 (been there for a month), A Raleigh Super Grand Prix for $340(5 speed, Shimano light action non SIS), A Steve Bauer Cromoly bike with 105 group for $500(46 cm, very small).

I'd think you'd list for at least $400 and probably get $375.
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Thanks for the suggestions: Maybe I should wait until the Spring. I have seen re-painted mild steel Sears Free Spirit and Canadian Tire SuperCyce 10-speed bikes on the Toronto CL that have been repainted & rebranded as "Comanche" or some such nonsense - and selling for over $200.

FWIW, the Aquila bike came with two sets of wheels:

The second set of wheels with the bike are unused Wolber GTX-2 alloy rims mounted on Shimano 105 hubs & 8-sprocket HyperGlide.

Possibly the Mavic wheel set with Shimano 600 hubs were upgrades from the original purchase.



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I'd put the 105/Wolber wheels on the bike and try for $400 and be happy with $300. If the 600 hubs will take 9/10 speed cassettes, you may get $80 to $100 for them.

If waiting until spring is an option, keep your eyes open for a better known brand frameset that you can swap that 105 group onto and get better money.

Are you sure that this is a 56cm frame? It looks pretty small.
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Originally Posted by Binky View Post
Thanks for the suggestions: Maybe I should wait until the Spring. I have seen re-painted mild steel Sears Free Spirit and Canadian Tire SuperCyce 10-speed bikes on the Toronto CL that have been repainted & rebranded as "Comanche" or some such nonsense - and selling for over $200.

FWIW, the Aquila bike came with two sets of wheels:

The second set of wheels with the bike are unused Wolber GTX-2 alloy rims mounted on Shimano 105 hubs & 8-sprocket HyperGlide.

Possibly the Mavic wheel set with Shimano 600 hubs were upgrades from the original purchase.



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We do know what bikes list for, but we don't know what they sell for. Especially for some of those bikes that hang on for months, I suspect they sell for less than asking. Spring of course would be a better time to sell.

I think the challenge is that it is aluminum, so the C&V types don't see it as a "true" C&V. I saw a first generation Giant carbon bike (aluminum lugs) that sat for sale at $650 for about a year, and I suspect that the construction was an issue there as well.
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Loks smaller than a 56cm to me too, though I guess it could just be the oversize tubing making it appear smaller.
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Always ask for more than you'll take for it. You can always come down. I wouldn't take less than $375 for that. You can ask for more.
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