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Old 04-05-16, 04:22 PM
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Trek 600

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/bik/5492306628.html
TREK 600 with Shimano 600 and concor seat 21 inch frame It has been in garage for a long time.
It hasn't been sold for more than 20 days. The person is asking for $300.
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Old 04-05-16, 04:27 PM
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That's probably a pretty reasonable price if it's rideable...what horrible pictures.
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Old 04-05-16, 05:50 PM
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Pass, maybe $100 as is. Needs a lot of work .
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Is this your size? Do you know what you want? Just asking because you've been posting a lot of bikes on C&V valuation. Hard to tell condition; these are bad pics. Pretty much any vintage Trek in decent shape is worth more than $100. $300 is high but it could be OK in a large city or a hot market.
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Old 04-05-16, 08:48 PM
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Given poor condition of bike, lousy photos, worth 50% of asking price. Check seat post for movement.
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Old 04-05-16, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
Is this your size? Do you know what you want? Just asking because you've been posting a lot of bikes on C&V valuation. Hard to tell condition; these are bad pics. Pretty much any vintage Trek in decent shape is worth more than $100. $300 is high but it could be OK in a large city or a hot market.
I know my size and I am just trying to get a decent bike in good condition for commuting.
I can't really tell apart the price or what the item is really worth so I am having to ask questions frequently and I know people here will help me.
It seems like I am in a bad market though. Most of the bikes are over priced in ATL. I get that it is the season too but yeah.

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I'd agree with oddjob2- $150-$200 as is (depending on condition once you see it in person). If it was fully overhauled with new bearings and good tires/tape/cables, it would be worth $300 as a bike you're going to ride.
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Old 04-05-16, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by tojayho View Post
I know my size and I am just trying to get a decent bike in good condition for commuting.
I can't really tell apart the price or what the item is really worth so I am having to ask questions frequently and I know people here will help me.
It seems like I am in a bad market though. Most of the bikes are over priced in ATL. I get that it is the season too but yeah.
The poor pictures suggest that the bike may have issues which will drive down the valuation. Atlanta is a big city and bike prices just tend to be higher there. $300 is optimistic for a Trek 600 where I live, even one that has been fixed up and ready to ride.
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In good condition and ready to ride, $300 would not be unreasonable for a Trek 600 in most markets going into the Spring riding season.

But that bike is obviously neglected, in need of all expendables (tires, tubes, handlebar tape, cables) and will need to be serviced (wheels trued, bearings (wheels, bottom bracket, and headset) inspected and replaced or repacked, handlebar stem and seatpost pulled and lubricated).

All that can easily exceed $200 for parts and labor if you aren't doing the work, which is why some people put the value of the bike at $100 in the current condition.

When buying a used bike, you save money by buying a bike that needs work, and doing the work yourself. If you have to pay a shop to do the work, a used bike is never a bargain by the time the bike is ready to ride.

If that bike has been advertised for three weeks without any takers, either it's over-priced for the market, or the Seller is hard to get a hold of. Some of my best buys were items that came from Sellers who were hard to get a hold of to make a deal.

But it looks like this bike is simply over-priced for the market, considering it's condition. If you are really interested in it, email or TXT the Seller tell him/her that you are interested in buying it, at a reasonable price and would like to see it before making an offer. If the Seller responds that the price is firm, answer back thanks, I'll pass for now, and ask him/her to contact you when there is a change of heart. That bike will not sell at $300. Wait 3-4 weeks, and contact the Seller again.
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Originally Posted by RoadGuy View Post
In good condition and ready to ride, $300 would not be unreasonable for a Trek 600 in most markets going into the Spring riding season.

But that bike is obviously neglected, in need of all expendables (tires, tubes, handlebar tape, cables) and will need to be serviced (wheels trued, bearings (wheels, bottom bracket, and headset) inspected and replaced or repacked, handlebar stem and seatpost pulled and lubricated).

All that can easily exceed $200 for parts and labor if you aren't doing the work, which is why some people put the value of the bike at $100 in the current condition.

When buying a used bike, you save money by buying a bike that needs work, and doing the work yourself. If you have to pay a shop to do the work, a used bike is never a bargain by the time the bike is ready to ride.

If that bike has been advertised for three weeks without any takers, either it's over-priced for the market, or the Seller is hard to get a hold of. Some of my best buys were items that came from Sellers who were hard to get a hold of to make a deal.

But it looks like this bike is simply over-priced for the market, considering it's condition. If you are really interested in it, email or TXT the Seller tell him/her that you are interested in buying it, at a reasonable price and would like to see it before making an offer. If the Seller responds that the price is firm, answer back thanks, I'll pass for now, and ask him/her to contact you when there is a change of heart. That bike will not sell at $300. Wait 3-4 weeks, and contact the Seller again.
Yeah I talked and it was $250. Seller said it is ready to roll but I can't believe that.
https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/bik/5524701917.html
https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/bik/5525746136.html
Any opinion on these?
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What size bike do you need? The Red Centurion has a small frame (17-19"). The black one is closer to 54cm/21".

I would not pay that much for a Centurion ($325-$350), even though they both look to be in decent shape (I'm not a Centurion Fan).
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Originally Posted by RoadGuy View Post
What size bike do you need? The Red Centurion has a small frame (17-19"). The black one is closer to 54cm/21".

I would not pay that much for a Centurion ($325-$350), even though they both look to be in decent shape (I'm not a Centurion Fan).
They will fit me because I am 5'7" with 30 inseam. What would be the right price for them
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Contact @daf1009 , he's in Alpharetta. He's a great guy and can probably help you get a good bike.
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The Ironman is the better bike and the correct size for you. As shown, FMV $325 +/- is decent.
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You only looking at C&V or any type of bike? I am in Roswell and may know of some people with bikes for sale.
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