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rollagain 06-23-20 01:04 PM

N-1--what should I ask for this?
 
I'm selling my 2015 Simcoe Classic (or Deluxe; there's some confusion), which was NOS from Amazon, bought in April of 2018 for ~$424 plus tax. Simcoe only made two lines, the higher-end was called Signature.

I can't find anything about its value online; it's not in the Blue Book. It's got a Wald 520 basket set and I'm throwing in a good rechargeable headlight, a battery tail light, seat pack and a few other goodies; pretty much everything shown in the second photo.

List price for this bike at the time was, IIRC, upwards of $700. It's in pristine condition and I doubt it's even got 100 miles on it.

So, how much do you think I should ask for it?

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https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...13b3d5cb7e.jpg

Tacoenthusiast 06-23-20 01:08 PM

$200

GlennR 06-23-20 01:08 PM

Generally used bike sell for 40% of their new value, but with there being a shortage of bikes you can ask more... maybe 75% if it's pristine.

shelbyfv 06-23-20 03:29 PM

I'd say $200-$300 depending on location. If you have a nice MUP or greenway nearby, that will enhance the value. JMO, but your first pic shows a very attractive bike. The second, though the additions are worthwhile, looks cluttered and less attractive. If posting on CL or such, I would post pics of the "clean" bike and another pic with all the accessories grouped together. Let the buyer reinstall whatever he wants.

blakcloud 06-23-20 04:58 PM

These bikes were the brainchild of Curbside Bikes in Toronto. The also own a distribution company called 4th Floor Bikes. I remember they had two levels of bikes, yours and higher model that had a much nicer cast fork crown. It really was a much nicer bike fit and finish wise but yours was no slouch. It was a glorified Linus in my eyes. With the way bikes are here, you could get close to what you paid for it.

Yesterday I was in a bike shop ordering parts and overheard an employee tell a customer that all they had left were bikes that were $2000 and up (Canadian dollars mind you). Good luck with your sale.

rollagain 06-23-20 06:39 PM


Originally Posted by shelbyfv (Post 21549854)
I'd say $200-$300 depending on location. If you have a nice MUP or greenway nearby, that will enhance the value. JMO, but your first pic shows a very attractive bike. The second, though the additions are worthwhile, looks cluttered and less attractive. If posting on CL or such, I would post pics of the "clean" bike and another pic with all the accessories grouped together. Let the buyer reinstall whatever he wants.

Can't say as I disagree. I kept the match-painted rack, and that will go with it. I'll leave it as is, though, and after that it's just a matter of the buyer taking off what they don't want. Less effort for both of us.

I plan to sell it on nextdoor.com.

veganbikes 06-23-20 08:29 PM

Was the bike built by a professional mechanic or tuned at some point? That might give you some extra points in addition to all the add ons and you might consider $200 and potentially take less.

zukahn1 06-23-20 08:30 PM

Well it is a larger step through preachers frame great bike , I have owned a couple vintage preacher framed large step though's and really liked them. But a hard sell most women couldn't ride it comfortably and most men wouldn't want to ride step through. I would put the price at $150=200.

Homebrew01 06-23-20 08:51 PM


Originally Posted by GlennR (Post 21549662)
Generally used bike sell for 40% of their new value, but with there being a shortage of bikes you can ask more... maybe 75% if it's pristine.

Bike shortage ? I have too many.

rollagain 06-24-20 01:29 PM


Originally Posted by veganbikes (Post 21550335)
Was the bike built by a professional mechanic or tuned at some point? That might give you some extra points in addition to all the add ons and you might consider $200 and potentially take less.

No, I bought it in the box and put it together myself. Next to getting it out of the box, the hardest part of that was installing and adjusting the front brake, a double-pivot caliper; got that dialed in perfectly with help from a Park Tool video. The front wheel was a few thousandths out of true and I left it that way. I'll just take my chances on whether the buyer notices or not. I also had to tighten the headset locknut. None of this is new to me.

Even if I had had the assembly done in a shop, I probably wouldn't have kept a receipt to prove it.

The only LBS I've used would have done worse than I did, based on the quality of their work I've experienced before and since.

Kabuki12 06-24-20 01:50 PM


Originally Posted by Homebrew01 (Post 21550378)
Bike shortage ? I have too many.

Ditto! I have all the bikes I need but not more than I want , I actually find myself looking for more! Then I stop myself.........sometimes. Joe

ramzilla 06-24-20 06:08 PM

Ask for about $250 and be ready to negotiate lower. But, don't take less than around $175. Be good. Have fun.


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