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Centurion Accordo

Old 09-17-17, 07:00 PM
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Centurion Accordo

Cleaning out my garage and I was curious what my old Centurion Accordo 50cm might be worth (1989).

The bike definitely needs new tires and I think just a little tlc.


Thanks!
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Old 09-17-17, 07:21 PM
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Depends on your market but probably $150.
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Old 09-17-17, 07:42 PM
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Thanks! I'm in the Dallas Fort Worth area.

Is it worth it to go ahead and make any repairs/refurbishments or do most buyers of these older bikes prefer diy projects? I would most likely send the bike to a shop for any repairs.
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Old 09-17-17, 11:02 PM
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Sale it as is, you won't come out ahead paying a shop for repairs.
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Old 09-18-17, 04:33 AM
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Those are really nice riding bikes! Clean it up really good.
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99% of the buyers out there want bikes that are ready to ride, not projects.

The few people that want projects (I am one of those people), want them to get a steep discount, so I would pay a lot less than $150 in this case. But having a shop refurbish it for you will cost you more than what the refurbished bike is worth. Spend $200 at a shop, and you might get $175 for the bike.

So you really want to present it, not as a project, but instead as a bike someone can go out and ride today. An old tooth brush and some soapy water, lower the saddle so it is close to lever with the handlebars, maybe an inch higher, make sure tires are aired up, and write a great ad with fantastic pictures! If the tires don't hold air, replace the tubes yourself. Flat tires = HUGE discount. Buyers ass-u-me that fixing flats is expensive. Its not if you do it yourself. IF you have a bike co-op in your area, you can probably get used tubes for around $1 each. I stopped buying new tubes years ago.



Think of it in terms of other things you might buy. Would you prefer a house that is move in ready or would you prefer a project? And if you prefer a project, would you expect a sizable discount, large enough to fund the repairs? Buyers of bikes at this level just want something they can ride today. Projects get more attention when they are super high end/rare/desirable. Even then, buyers expect a discount.

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Old 09-22-17, 12:22 PM
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I love it. Small enough for the woman in the family. Rare late 80's vintage. Easy to upgrade with brand new threaded parts. A good candidate for townie conversion to upright handlebars. $150 is a very reasonable price. If the market is really hot - maybe even more.
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