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Advice on what build to use to sell a 1980 schwinn Voyageur 11.8

Old 06-10-17, 07:41 PM
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Advice on what build to use to sell a 1980 schwinn Voyageur 11.8

Time to let this one go- its redundant and isnt ridden.

Comments on should i try to sell it as is, and if so, how much?
-or-
Should i remove some parts and sell it? If so, how much?
-or-
Should i return it to its original build to sell it, and if so, how much?

Last year it was stripped down and all bearing points were greased. Cables and housing are relatively new and in excellent condition.
No rust, some black paint pen touchups, but not much.
Changes include-
- triple ring Sakae crankset
- 700c cr18 rims laced to shimano Rx100 hubs running 7sp cassette.
- chain has 700mi or so.
- Nitto Randonneur bars.
- SunTour barcon shifters.
- fenders.
- Brooks B17 saddle.
- new brake lever hoods.
- shimano dual use spd pedals.

So, i could keep it as is and try to sell. 0 chance i get what i put in, but it may be worth offloading if its close.

Or i could remove the brooks saddle, spd pedals, and wheelset. Replace with basic alternatives i have on hand.

Or should i return it to original and toss a basic 700c wheelset i have on?


Basically, what do you think each option would be worth as a sale?
25" frame, almost forgoy to clarify.
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I'd swap out the wheels, saddle, clipless pedals, fenders, and bar ends shifters separately remove the fenders. They don't add much value and can be sold separately.

It's early summer and bikes are moving. My bikes have sold almost as soon as I've listed them at my asking price. I'd ask $250 for this bike. It's very clean and it's well worth it with all your labor. I'd write a good ad with a full description of all the labor and an explanation of what a nice bike this is. Few potential buyers will know what an excellent bike this is and I find that detailing the labor helps sell the bike as well.

I might be interested in those wheels for a build I have on the back burner.

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...I admire your resolve. If I sold all the redundant bikes here, I could park in the garage again.
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...I admire your resolve. If I sold all the redundant bikes here, I could park in the garage again.
Ha, well im not getting rid of ALL my redundant bikes. Variety is the spice of life, after all.
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I'd swap out the wheels, saddle, clipless pedals, fenders, and bar ends shifters separately remove the fenders. They don't add much value and can be sold separately.

It's early summer and bikes are moving. My bikes have sold almost as soon as I've listed them at my asking price. I'd ask $250 for this bike. It's very clean and it's well worth it with all your labor. I'd write a good ad with a full description of all the labor and an explanation of what a nice bike this is. Few potential buyers will know what an excellent bike this is and I find that detailing the labor helps sell the bike as well.

I might be interested in those wheels for a build I have on the back burner.
Thanks- this is the route Ive been leaning towards and that list of what to swap is on point.

I saw your Fuji Touring went up...and quickly disappeared. Such a great value bike!
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Thanks- this is the route Ive been leaning towards and that list of what to swap is on point.

I saw your Fuji Touring went up...and quickly disappeared. Such a great value bike!
Yeah it disappeared in 24 hours. I was sorry to let that go actually.

I sold a bianchi equinox frame and a specialized hardrock in 24 hours as well.

But now I have some working capital
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