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Motobecane Vitus Road Bike - Can You Help Me Set a Price?

Old 10-07-16, 11:05 PM
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Motobecane Vitus Road Bike - Can You Help Me Set a Price?

Hi Expert Bikers,
Would any of you have advice on what I should sell this bike for? My friend moved across country and asked me to sell the stuff in his storage unit. It has been in storage for eight years and could use a wash but that's about all I know. I'm located in east central Wisconsin. What would you recommend I list it for on Craigslist? Are there better or other places to list it for sale? Thank you in advance for your help.
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Old 10-08-16, 05:17 AM
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What components does it have? You didn't post any pics of the derailleurs, hubs, brakes, etc. The Vitus tubing suggests a top-line frame, but the components are what makes the value complete. Also, being a large frame and being at the end of the season, I wouldn't expect this to sell for much before spring.
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That is a nice mid level Sports Touring model from the early 80's with fairly nice components. But it is a bit rough looks like on of the shifter's is missing or broke. Considering the large size and location I would say you can get $150 or so with bit of cleanup if everything is in good working order.
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I believe Vitus 888 was a mid range tubing, not a top end. I think 150ish is a good range if you clean up the bike. Do nopt spend a lot fixing it up, I doubt you will be able to get any return on that kind of investment.
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The Jubilee Sport is not a high end bicycle, more of a mid level machine, at best. That said, it is a nice bicycle and will offer decent ride quality, in my opinion. I agree with some of the previous remarks regarding an actual value of $150.00 but no more, unless the bike is cleaned up nicely, road worthy and safe to ride.

As for end of the season, not necessarily true everywhere on the planet, but will have some impact in northern climates, unless there is a university in the immediate area. If that is the case there is a three week window when Fall bike prices are pretty good.
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The Jubile Sport should be just one step below the Grand Jubile. It looks like a nice bike.

Some will depend on your market. I was going to go near $250, but perhaps a more realistic... $200 or so, considering yours is a bit battered. A good cleaning & tune-up would help, but it takes time if you do it, or is expensive if someone else does it.
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....., unless there is a university in the immediate area. If that is the case there is a three week window when Fall bike prices are pretty good.
And that 3 week window closed about the middle of September.....
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And that 3 week window closed about the middle of September.....
It depends on the school.

The University of Oregon is on a quarter system, with the first day of classes September 26, 2016.
But the OP is in Wisconsin on a semester system, with the first day of classes September 6, 2016.
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And that 3 week window closed about the middle of September.....
In T Bay, university starts in the second week of September and the kids are still looking. In that second week, B4H sold 32 bikes in four hours, plus, the kids are still calling and coming to the B4H door seeking bikes...





Of course, things might be different in other parts of the world. I am not as well traveled (or knowledgeable) as some people might be.
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