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Lemond Road Bike, 12 speed era, Shimano 105

Old 03-07-10, 05:11 PM
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Lemond Road Bike, 12 speed era, Shimano 105

I have the particular CL ad right in front of me, but would prefer not to post it as I've been told that doing so without permission is generally bad etiquette.

Main question, though. Is a 12-speed Lemond road bike worth $450?
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Old 03-07-10, 05:38 PM
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Depends on the bike. Without pictures, model name, an idea of what the frameset is, an idea of condition, it is hard to tell...
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Old 03-07-10, 05:56 PM
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I don't know what model it is either, but I can send you the pictures via PM if you like.

No internal cable routing, but part of the fork and rear triangle appear to be chromed...
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/1633117205.html
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Unless there is something special about the frameset, which I highly doubt there is, I'd say $200-$250 is more reasonable. You are, however, dealing in the SF market, so maybe $300-$350? The ad does claim that it's like new, but even then, the 105 components are mid-range and really worthless (marketwise) if parted out.

Anyway, I'd say if you're looking for a rider, $300 isn't a bad deal.

Here are the specs for the '93, which look very similar, so maybe this is model is a year or two earlier: https://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...05SC&Type=bike
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+1 $250 bike, maybe $275 around here. Just decide how crazy the San Fran premium is.
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Old 03-07-10, 07:20 PM
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Grrrrrrrrrrrr.

If I emailed the guy with my offer, he'd probably flame me out because "He knows the value of his bicycle." I really just want it for the parts, and then I'd resell the frame and fork for dirt cheap. Oh well.

Thanks for the help guys.
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You could find a complete 105 SC group for a heck of a lot cheaper than that. I wouldn't recommend that to strip and flip - not at that price.
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You could find a complete 105 SC group for a heck of a lot cheaper than that. I wouldn't recommend that to strip and flip - not at that price.
That's what I've been told. No luck as of yet, so I'm getting impatient and irrational. Guess I'll let some local guy pick this up.
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Maybe try to post in the ISO thread or a WTB on CL. You might be surprised. But if not that, I'm sure you can find a much less expensive donor bike.

Or maybe not! I know it is hard when you're looking for something specific, so keep your options open.
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If the seller is like me, he will ignore any/all email offers. You are better off calling him instead. Lots of spam emails to sellers on Craigs List.
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If the seller is like me, he will ignore any/all email offers. You are better off calling him instead. Lots of spam emails to sellers on Craigs List.
If I was still remotely interested, I would. Besides the facts that 1) I'm in the SFBayArea region, so he didn't list a number and typed in all caps and 2) I'm no longer remotely interested.

I always call buyers when they list a number unless it's too late into the evening. I always ask for numbers in emails as well. Let's me know what's spam and what's not.
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No.
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I really just want it for the parts, and then I'd resell the frame and fork for dirt cheap. Oh well.

Thanks for the help guys.
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You could find a complete 105 SC group for a heck of a lot cheaper than that. I wouldn't recommend that to strip and flip - not at that price.

I agree with JYB....be patient. 105 parts can be found for dirt cheap prices.
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