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Old 07-21-10, 09:57 PM
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Early '90s Pinarello frame value

I bought a 56cm Pinarello frame off Craigslist for $350 from a very knowledgeable guy who said that he'd seen frames in worse condition than his sell for over $500, but he needed the cash and couldn't afford to wait for a buyer who'd pay that price. I'd love to build it up with the barely-used 105 parts I have but it's just too tall. According to some bike gurus he'd shown it to it was probably a Prince frame c.1992. It is in great shape and has been regularly treated with Frame Saver anti-corrosion spray. The few dings in the paint have been covered with automotive touch-up paint. Based on this and the images below what could I feasibly ask for it?



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You can ask $350 for it.

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By dings in the paint, do you mean nicks or dents?

Tell us about the frame tubing as well please.
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When I bought it he pointed out the few areas where the paint had been marred. The frame itself has no damage. Honestly, I don't think I would have noticed them if he hadn't pointed them out. He treated it with kid gloves and wouldn't sell it to me until I promised not to build it into a fixed-gear .

There are no decals but he said it was Columbus SL tubing.

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Originally Posted by oudeis View Post
There are no decals but he said it was Columbus SL tubing.
No decals = no credit for the tubing. Is the fork marked (check the steering tube)? Perhaps if you can dig up a catalog scan with that paint job, a serial number, etc., you could get some credit then.

It would be hard to get $350 for that frame around here. Framesets for sale locally in my market tend to go cheap, really cheap. Buyers want complete bikes. So ebay is probably your best bet. But it depends on your market.

A pretty nice 1990s Pinarello frameset recently sold on ebay for $310, so ebay is not going to be a slam dunk either.

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It looks to be my size (56cm), but I don't think I'd pay $350 for it. If you are intent on selling it (and turning a profit), Ebay is probably your best bet.
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On Ebay you could get $300-600. I've noticed very scattered prices this season. Top notch items in 9/10+ condition bring big money and then there's a big drop off to the 7-8/10 items.

I'd consider your frame to be a 7-8/10 item. A lack of chrome is going to hold back its value.

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