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Old 09-11-10, 12:02 PM
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No bites : Should I list it on eBay

I really hate shipping bike and dealing with eBay for selling bikes.

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/bik/1948072199.html
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Old 09-11-10, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by MikesChevelle View Post
I really hate shipping bike and dealing with eBay for selling bikes.

https://stlouis.craigslist.org/bik/1948072199.html

That is a really good looking bike (except for the hideous brifters) and St Louis is a pretty big town, so I'm sure you will be able to sell it in the spring and avoid the eBay heartburn.

Find some place in your attic or basement, and park it until next season. (-or if you don't have an attic/basement, disassemble it and stuff it under your bed until then. )
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Old 09-11-10, 01:42 PM
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I could not sell a bike all summer. Come the start of school, sold three in a week.

Giving my personal opinion, $460.00 is edging into new bike pricing. The Centurion looks to be something I'd ride happily, but for a little more I could have a new road bike. Keep it on C-list. Someone will buy it eventually.
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Old 09-11-10, 01:46 PM
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Good, what I was wanting to hear LOL

thanks
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+1 Nice bike, but $460 is a price territory where it is hard to move a bike around here at least. If you sell on ebay, get ready for wide variation, and you will probably have to part it out to get the $460 price level.

Don't count on ebay being a slam dunk either. Lots of variance on ebay. Some bikes go high, others go low. Its a crap shoot IMHO.

+1 To the comment below: While many of us really appreciate a vintage bike with a modern drivetrain, most buyers do not. A part out is how to get the most for the bike. But that is also a hassle.

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Old 09-11-10, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Flying Merkel View Post
I could not sell a bike all summer. Come the start of school, sold three in a week.

Giving my personal opinion, $460.00 is edging into new bike pricing. The Centurion looks to be something I'd ride happily, but for a little more I could have a new road bike. Keep it on C-list. Someone will buy it eventually.
Agree, but my ideology has always been for the same price as something new why not spend the same and buy something that "was" much higher end when it was new. Especially when your price point is on the low end of what you are buying.
JMO though

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Old 09-11-10, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
+1 Nice bike, but $460 is a price territory where it is hard to move a bike around here at least. If you sell on ebay, get ready for wide variation, and you will probably have to part it out to get the $460 price level.
much lower and I would put the DT shifter back on, which isnt a big deal.
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Old 09-11-10, 02:42 PM
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IMHO, you will never get the value of the STI shifters on the used market. Centurion does not have the cache' that other brands have (despite being just as good in most cases), so that is a minus, though the condition appears to be very good. Put the original shifters back on it and you ought to get at least half what you are asking. You will also do better in the spring than the fall.
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Old 09-11-10, 03:59 PM
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definitely sell the brifters separately
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Frankly, that price is a little high even with $130 brifters. It's a buyer's market for Ironmen. $300.

Strip all the extras (brifters, computer) and drop the price by about $150.
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Originally Posted by toytech View Post
definitely sell the brifters separately
I would probably keep them in case I ever came across an RB-1 in my size
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Old 09-11-10, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by jtgotsjets View Post
Frankly, that price is a little high even with $130 brifters. It's a buyer's market for Ironmen. $300.

Strip all the extras (brifters, computer) and drop the price by about $150.
+1. I had a 59cm Ironman Master that I sold 3 weeks ago. Great condition, all 600 Tri color. It sat for a while at $300 here in SoCal. It sold for $280. There is a Master on local CL now at $325. It has been there for at least 2 weeks.

The bike I sold did not get the attention I had expected, NOT FAIR. Hey, it's not a 531 steel Trek.

I don't think most buyers get the fact that it costs a LOT to put brifters and other drivetrain parts on an older bike and they won't pay the upgrade price.
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I don't think most buyers get the fact that it costs a LOT to put brifters and other drivetrain parts on an older bike and they won't pay the upgrade price.
+1 . In fact, there are many of us who will not buy a bike with brifters at-all. It makes sense to sell them separately, to someone who wants them, and you can offer the bike at a lower price point to vintage fans and have less competition with new bikes.
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Old 09-13-10, 09:06 AM
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I almost jumped on this a few weeks ago but them you sounded undecided about selling it, changed the shifters and changed the price. I always thought these were cool bikes with that 'smoke' finish.

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I didnt double the price?? I believe it was list for a little over $400 before the brifter swap, so it went up about $100.

I was undecided because it is a fantastic bike, but to big, and I was desperately trying to make the size work, but after a few weeks I have accepted that it wont work.
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Originally Posted by jtgotsjets View Post
Frankly, that price is a little high even with $130 brifters. It's a buyer's market for Ironmen. $300.

Strip all the extras (brifters, computer) and drop the price by about $150.
Exactly my thoughts.
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It's a nice bike but the brifters are 8 speed, not 10 or even 9 speed. In my hot market outside D.C. it'd take a while to sell for $350. With DT shifters it'd sell for $250 - $275.
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It's a nice bike but the brifters are 8 speed, not 10 or even 9 speed. In my hot market outside D.C. it'd take a while to sell for $350. With DT shifters it'd sell for $250 - $275.
OH that is something I had not considered. so this now has the Matrix wheels from the trek? instead of the OEM wheels? BUMMER!
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Your audience is limited and this is not a good time to ask top dollar for a bike. Either take the brifters off (sniff, sniff, sob) and sell them separately or wait til the spring. BTW, I think your conversion is perfect and exactly the same change I would make.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
OH that is something I had not considered. so this now has the Matrix wheels from the trek? instead of the OEM wheels? BUMMER!
Correct, I do not have the tools to do a cassette swap, and I dont even think I could have anyway, so a wheel swap it was....
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