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What's it worth: Diamondback Master TG

Old 02-21-17, 02:53 PM
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What's it worth: Diamondback Master TG

Hey guys, I just recently picked up this Dback wanting to flip it. It has the Tange OS tubing, all originaly 105 components, and Mavic wheels. THe seat is in bad shape. I was wondering what would be a good asking price after I:

Repacked Headset
Repacked BB
Replaced tires with Paselas
New bar tape
New cables and housing.
New KMC chain
Reupholstered the saddle with black leather










Thanks guys!

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Old 02-21-17, 03:05 PM
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I forgot to add. I have since sprayed it down and cleaned the components. All of the components are in VGC and function perfectly. The paint is 8/10 as well. Will update with better pictures as I complete it.
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Old 02-21-17, 04:38 PM
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If it's clean and ready to ride probably $150-200
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Old 02-21-17, 05:37 PM
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Considering all the rust I see, deduct at least $50......
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Delete the crappy indoor pics and try again outdoors with the clean bike. Then I will weigh in.
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Old 02-21-17, 09:18 PM
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Yeah...if you do a good job on cleaning and pics as well as service the hubs, replace the saddle, and replace the pedals- itd be $120 more that what id want to pay for it in the current pictures.

No point in tossing out proces without seeing the final product.

Those pedals are useless for 98% of buyers looking for a road bike under $300.
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Old 02-22-17, 12:53 PM
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My bad guys. I will update this with fresh, clean pics
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Do you have the tubing type?
I'm seeing notes of True Temper RC2, which I think is a chromoly 4130. Does it say it is butted?

Cleaned up, I could imagine the bike going for $250 or so.

TIRES?
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Old 02-22-17, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
Do you have the tubing type?
I'm seeing notes of True Temper RC2, which I think is a chromoly 4130. Does it say it is butted?

Cleaned up, I could imagine the bike going for $250 or so.

TIRES?
I have one of these I found in nice shape for $75 -- tubing is Tange OS - couldn't find any other descriptors

Interestingly the seat looks exactly the same as the OP's

Since it is a direct descendant of the Ironman's I would think $250 cleaned up and ready to rock would be fair also (or maybe I'm just hoping that's what mine is worth )
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Old 03-08-17, 07:31 PM
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New pics in OP
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Originally Posted by AlexCyclistRoch View Post
Considering all the rust I see, deduct at least $50......
I'm not seeing any rust the chain is one of the new brown rust resistant chains which can look rusty in pics. As for value I would be a bit more than typical since it has nice paint is super clean and fully serviced with good tires and has minimal component wear note no visible wear on rims or chain rings. When you consider the great ready to ride shape for a bike with a fairly nice frame set, wheels and 105 components I would say $250-300. As for some details that may help with selling clean the white hoods with Mr clean magic eraser, tighten up redo the bar wrap, get some inexpensive silver dust caps for the cranks and likely change out the pedals for something more basic with standard open clips. These things seem minor but they really stand out looking at how nice every thing else is and take $50-100 off the likely selling price.

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Old 03-09-17, 07:39 AM
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1990 version, $250.
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Originally Posted by primo123 View Post
New pics in OP
It cleaned up great and is an awesome looking bike. Love the paint scheme.

- Bar tape on right side has a huge gap where some bar is shown.
- Those pedals are still completely useless for 98% of people who will buy an under $300 road bike. Maybe 96%.

If I were to buy it, I would want to pay $225 as is since those pedals would be swapped out and the bar tape would need to be rewrapped or changed if it didnt come off easily.

If I were selling it, I would make those 2 simple changes and want to sell it for $275 at least. I would toss some $6 plastic platform pedals on there since many would just use those pedals and anyone with a pedal preference will want their own style.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
It cleaned up great and is an awesome looking bike. Love the paint scheme.

- Bar tape on right side has a huge gap where some bar is shown.
- Those pedals are still completely useless for 98% of people who will buy an under $300 road bike. Maybe 96%.

If I were to buy it, I would want to pay $225 as is since those pedals would be swapped out and the bar tape would need to be rewrapped or changed if it didnt come off easily.

If I were selling it, I would make those 2 simple changes and want to sell it for $275 at least. I would toss some $6 plastic platform pedals on there since many would just use those pedals and anyone with a pedal preference will want their own style.
I didn't notice the bar tape. I will correct that. And I am changing the pedals tomorrow after I trade a buddy for some traditional cage and strap pedals. Thanks again!
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Also, I just realized my rear crimp end for the RD fell off! DOH!
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I didn't notice the bar tape. I will correct that. And I am changing the pedals tomorrow after I trade a buddy for some traditional cage and strap pedals. Thanks again!
So where are you located and what do you think you will list it for?
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
So where are you located and what do you think you will list it for?
Well, I have a buddy who wants it. But I'm not going to hold my breath until the cash is in my hand. We agreed on 250. If that falls through, I will list it on CL for 275 (to get 250).

I am located in Marshall, MO which is 45 minutes from Columbia. I list my bikes on Columbia CL.
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Originally Posted by primo123 View Post
I will list it on CL for 275 (to get 250).
I think your expectation is right on the money. Nice wheels, new tires and good group give it more appeal for me than the usual 80s Japanese bike we typically peg around 2.

Minor detail: you might want to retape the right side to get rid of that gap.
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