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Older Ladies Specialized Crossroads

Old 03-26-20, 02:37 PM
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Older Ladies Specialized Crossroads

Not sure of the year. 8.5/10 condition wise. It appears to be all original. It has a really nice specialized kick stand that I might put on my rockhopper.
Itíd make a nice mixtie.
Whatís a fair Facebook & eBay price? Thanks!!!
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Old 03-26-20, 04:51 PM
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In my market, typically I'd list a bike like that for $150 (with a better saddle) and take $120. However, I've noticed the market for lower priced riders is hot right now due to people wanting to exercise during social distancing. I'd bump it to $175.

This is assuming the bike is good riding condition. The faded, oversized spoke protector also distracts from the bike's beauty so I'd remove it.

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Old 03-27-20, 04:29 AM
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Nice Crossroads Cruz. It is a Ladies frame not a Mixte, that is a particular style of frame. The Suntour would likely date this to the very early '90s, That saddle has to go.

A Mixe frame has a set of stays running from the top of the head tube to the dropouts.

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Every market is different. In my market, it would not be worth the time and effort to sell. Might get $50 for it after putting another $40 into it, along with some time. Instead, if I was given that bike, I would donate it. Tires are obviously OLD, saddle is bad, etc.

Ebay? First, I sell a lot of bike stuff on Ebay. As far as this bike? Forget it. Ebay is best suited to higher end bikes that justify the cost of shipping ($75 to $100). No one wants to pay $75 in shipping on a $50 bike. Now when you have a $600 bike, sure, Ebay is an option. And in the case of Ebay, YOU have to carefully pack and ship at a reasonable price. Having a LBS pack for you just increases price even more. LBS in my town charges $100 to pack a bike (which is on the high side, but it is what it is). Add $75 for shipping, and you are talking $175 in cost for a $50 bike.

OK, lets say my estimate is low. No one wants to pay $75 shipping for a $125 bike either.

Got something desirable with high demand? Ebay can open up a nationwide or even global market (but shipping bikes internationally is a royal PITA).

I never got $175 for a bike of this ilk even back in the "good old days". Of course, every market is different. Right now, I can pick up a nice higher end Cannondale touring bike, with great parts, for $150. And it has been posted for several weeks, so a realistic offer below that price would likely work.


+10 Not a mixte.

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Old 03-27-20, 08:29 AM
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Thx for clarification. I didnít know that.
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Nice basic step through rider lose the seat cover and straiten the saddle give a nice cleaning take a better pics and it should sell for $175 or locally in a bigger market.
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Nice basic step through rider lose the seat cover and straiten the saddle give a nice cleaning take a better pics and it should sell for $175 or locally in a bigger market.

that is the covering on the seat. The gel probably deteriorated
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I think that is a 1991 in Cerise. Nice survivor.
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