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$240 for my 1991 Bottecchia?

Old 03-10-10, 06:05 PM
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$240 for my 1991 Bottecchia?

Well I'm finally selling my Bottecchia.

I'm thinking of setting a price of $240 (on Craigslist). Sound fair? In the photos it looks a little better than it is (I'm going to make that clear).





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https://s8.photobucket.com/albums/a39...Al/Bottecchia/

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Old 03-10-10, 06:17 PM
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I know nothing about Bottecchias but one look at that thing and I can say you are WAY low .
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Old 03-10-10, 06:19 PM
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$325

Level and lower the bars. Lower the seat. Dump the mtb pedals. Remove the bent bottle cage.
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+1 To Jim's estimate and suggestions. I would also replace the bar tape, it looks on the dirty side (if you have some handy). I would not state that it looks worse than the pictures, unless it has some huge defect(s). I see a lot of bikes from that era, and the condition looks pretty good to me!
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Old 03-10-10, 07:36 PM
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Does that short cage RD shift all the way into that monster Shimano ring?



Actually, based on your location, this might bring you close to $400, if you clean it up, get new tape and ditch the pedals
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Thanks for the advice and the good news. Yes, the RD shifts to all cogs perfectly.
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Originally Posted by TromboneAl View Post
The RD shifts to all cogs perfectly.
Yeah, but it'll shift even better if you black out the word "shimano" on the cassette.
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yes, that's too low, unless you are in the most depressed market in the US, in which case you should send it to a friend to sell. That's Aelle R, it's rare and a step up from regular Aelle, make a point of that in your ad. Condition looks pretty good and taking Jim's advice above to make a few minor adjustments will make it look even better. Too bad the spokes will never get shiny, but that's a detail not worth trying to improve.
Remember, in most places the asking price on CL is just that, many people will assume you will bargain (even if you say it's firm).
It's not a cassette
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Looks like a "Triomphe" group on the bike. Do you have the Triomphe pedals still? I'd bet they would enhance the value over those generic MTB pedals.
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Yes, I still have the original pedals, but I transferred them to my new bike.
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Yes, I still have the original pedals, but I transferred them to my new bike.
Almost anything is better than those old mtb pedals.
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SOLD! $375

It went to a good home. The guy was really pleased with it. He called about 30 minutes after I put it on Craigslist. Didn't get any other calls.

Thanks for the help.
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SOLD! $375.
Congratulations!!! You did well!!!
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