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Old 04-14-10, 09:03 AM
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Whats my Concord badged Kuwahara worth?

I never use it so now its covered in dust in my dads basement, would like to sell it if I can get a fair price, do any of you guy know what that might be? Please take into consideration the hard to find size. (52cm) These are older pics but nothings been changed on the bike and sits as you see it here.









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Old 04-14-10, 09:22 AM
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Value with all the add-ons included, or just the bike itself?
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Stripped down, $250-325. With all accessories, $300-500. That's what I would expect to see it for on CL. I think getting the high end with accessories might be a tough sell though; you might maximize your return by separating out the accessories (maybe even the Brooks seat) and selling them individually.

My 1984 Nishiki Olympic 12 was similar- Suntour ARX and stuff, but no chrome tips. It was about $250 new. Vintage bikes seem to go for about their original sales price if they're in good shape. I think yours is a little better than my Oly 12 was before I wrecked it.
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I was going to say $150 - $200 for the bike - because the tires look something less than fresh (though I cannot tell really, since I don't know which pictures are the more current ones) $300 with the accessories - but for a lot of people the accessories may be a turn off. In most cases bolt on stuff is worth more not attached to the bike.
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Thanks Doohickie. Mos6502, without the extras, I'll leave the Brooks on if I get the asking price, the tires that look beat are the ones that came on it as are the quick realese wheels, the tires were beat and the wheels were bent beyond a fix so I bought a new set of bolt ons. BTW the newest pics are the first posted.
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what is the frame material?

Great build, btw!
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If I had to guess I'd say it's the same as my Kuwahara built Nishiki- Tange tubing.
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what is the frame material?

Great build, btw!
Thanks! Its "Champion Kuwahara 4130 chromemoly P.G. Tubing."
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Hum, well I'll stick with my $150-$200 estimate. $250 and up is a lot for a 4130 chrome moly framed bike.
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$200 around here.
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Hum, well I'll stick with my $150-$200 estimate. $250 and up is a lot for a 4130 chrome moly framed bike.

Frame material depends on the type/style of riding the buyer intends on doing + the weight of the rider. Don't want to go loading up 50-100 lbs of gear and 200-220 lbs of person on a frame made of lightweight flexy tubing. ;0)
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I sold a small size frame Kuwahara road bike last year for $220. It was slightly up the scale from yours in terms of componenet quality. But it I had done nothing what so ever to it (and listed it as such). My wife had found it at a garage sale and I had thought about restoring it but decided to straight flip it.

FWIW This was my first kuwahara and I was impressed with the quality and it had been my size I would have seriously considered keeping it as a rider.
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I sold a small size frame Kuwahara road bike last year for $220. It was slightly up the scale from yours in terms of componenet quality. But it I had done nothing what so ever to it (and listed it as such). My wife had found it at a garage sale and I had thought about restoring it but decided to straight flip it.

FWIW This was my first kuwahara and I was impressed with the quality and it had been my size I would have seriously considered keeping it as a rider.

Thats the way I feel, I think I will be keeping it....maybe, as it does ride very well. Did yours have that 600 group?
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The Kuwahara just sold for $375.00 complete, I felt kinda sad to see it go but the buyer was happy and loved the bike so all is well. =0)
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