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Old 03-23-20, 11:51 AM
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Motobecane Super Mirage value?

Motobecane Super Mirage 24 speed, 50cm frame not sure year but think mid 2000's. Shimano Sora FlightDeck shift/brake levers, Sora brakes & derailleurs, Maxxis Xephyr 700X23C tires all in good shape. The pedals are not the originals with foot cage & straps but are nice aluminum pedals. Any ideas on what I could sell it for?

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Fully tuned and ready to go, maybe $150-200.

What's up with the shift cable routing over the handlebars? There is way too much slack, probably not crisp shifting, and potentially a safety issue - you don't want your hands anywhere near excess looping. Needs to be cut down and routed under the bars to a decent length.
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You should have sold this when you first posted it, about two weeks ago. In my region, the market has fallen off the cliff since then. Very few are buying, except low-balling flippers with liquidity. Hold off for a couple of months, if you can.
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I agree with the comment above about shortening the shifter cable housings and re-routing them beneath the bar. Also, the bar should have matching black handlebar wrap both sides. Nicely presented in my area, it'd fetch $225-250 to the correctly sized buyer.
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Bikes Direct special using an old brand name. +10 Shift cable routing needs help.

+10 to below, shows assembly of such "bikes in a box" can vary from person to person. Some people do it wrong, and this is the result. To be fair, I have seen 100s of Walmart bikes with assembly issues.

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Brake cables are also incorrectly routed. My guess is that the handlebars were incorrectly installed when the bike was built
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