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Giant Iguana? Price seems a little high to me...what should I offer?

Old 04-16-21, 09:24 AM
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Giant Iguana? Price seems a little high to me...what should I offer?

This came up locally. It ticks all the boxes but it seems pretty high for a steel bike...regardless if the parts. What should I offer?

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Old 04-16-21, 11:35 AM
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You will need to offer what you are comfortable with, without being pushy. The bicycle is very well set up and I am sure you are either dealing with a flipper or someones pride and joy. Sturdy bones, decent wheels, nice tyres, brooks saddle, grocery basket upfront. Iím not sure how your market is, but I can imagine that being listed and sold for a price of or near the listing.
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Agreed that this may be the market price for that bike. Prices have done up during the pandemic and this is nicely set up as a commuter/grocery bike. This is very solidly built up. And no $350 is not high for a "steel" bike. What matters is the quality of the bike, how much work it needs, etc. But a reasonable quality steel frame doesn't make a bike cheap.
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Old 04-16-21, 11:58 AM
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Thanks for all the info. He seems to know about bikes so I'm guessing it's well set up.
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That looks like a really decent bike. Upgraded brakes, bars and a brooks saddle...
Top-mount thumbshifters were IMO a high-point for bicycle design but were discontinued, probably because they were too durable and did not fit into a business model emphasizing planned obsolescence.

Mrs Clydeson has that same/similar basket on her town bike and it is one of her most prized possessions.
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And new Continental Retro Ride tires. If you want a cheap bike, look for something in stock configuration.
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