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Vintage Carlton Value

Old 05-14-17, 06:15 PM
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Vintage Carlton Value

https://denver.craigslist.org/bik/6130206920.html

Quick thoughts on this bike? Looks like Campy rear derailleur has been replaced and it needs a hard core cleaning and consumables replaced.

Guy would do $200 but I'd have to come get it tonight in the next 3 hours.

Let me know what you think. I love the look of this bike for some reason.

Thanks!
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Old 05-14-17, 06:34 PM
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Do it and do it now. It's well worth 200.
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I would already be driving home with the bicycle!
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Old 05-14-17, 07:47 PM
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I guess I'm curious about resale value on CL?

I know it's about 3cm too small for me. If it was a 56cm I'd have it in my clutches for sure!
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Old 05-14-17, 08:37 PM
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did you get it **********??
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Old 05-14-17, 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted by marius.suiram View Post
did you get it **********??
I haven't yet. Just got back from a Mother's Day dinner and don't think it's in the cards tonight. Hoping he still has it tomorrow. It's still posted as of now so I guess we'll see.

I'm curious as to what the value of the bike is? I'd love to refurbish it but don't wanna be under water when it's all said and done because it's too small to be a keeper for me.

Let me know if anyone has some insight on what it might sell for ready to ride and looking mostly original.

Thanks to everyone!
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Worth more than asking price is the gist-what are you waiting for? Gawd it's pretty....
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I haven't yet. Just got back from a Mother's Day dinner and don't think it's in the cards tonight. Hoping he still has it tomorrow. .....!
"You snooze, you lose" is Craigslist's motto.....
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Even being a bit rough with a couple of mismatched parts it is a great looking bike with full 531 frame set with chrome arebesque lugs and deluxe paint in a fairly nice original shape. I would say it is basically worth the asking price or more and a bargain at $200 that frame set bare would likely go for $300 on Ebay even in the current soft market.
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...if it's 3 cm too small, it's someone else's to buy, is kinda where I'm at right now. But certainly a fair price.
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...if it's 3 cm too small, it's someone else's to buy, is kinda where I'm at right now. But certainly a fair price.
That's where I'm ultimately at too. I'm in love with it but what's the point if I can't ride it comfortably. Definitely has me itching for a Carlton in the future though. Gonna keep my eyes peeled.
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3 cm?
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The guy selling this bike is a bit of a wildcard. Original post was for $300. Then he reposted for $333. Then again for $400. And is now at $450 this morning.

All the while he continues to text me telling me it's mine for $200 and that he's looking to move it quickly.

Again, if it was my size i'd already have it, but this dude is a bit bananas no?!

https://denver.craigslist.org/bik/6130206920.html
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Old 05-21-17, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by rideandgoseek View Post
The guy selling this bike is a bit of a wildcard. Original post was for $300. Then he reposted for $333. Then again for $400. And is now at $450 this morning.

All the while he continues to text me telling me it's mine for $200 and that he's looking to move it quickly.

Again, if it was my size i'd already have it, but this dude is a bit bananas no?!

https://denver.craigslist.org/bik/6130206920.html
Fruity maybe, bananas? Hmmmm... So the seller wants it gone. I can see maybe triple the asking price in a part out and a lot of work on your part. If you want to flip it then go get it. If not let it go, especially if it's not all that close to you.
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