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Could anyone please tell me what this is worth?

Old 06-08-11, 09:48 PM
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Could anyone please tell me what this is worth?

https://fortcollins.craigslist.org/bik/2425503393.html



I'm pretty inept when it comes to bike pricing, so based on this craigslist ad, does the bike seem to be worth $175?



I would greatly appreciate your expertise!
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Old 06-08-11, 10:12 PM
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Old 06-08-11, 10:20 PM
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if it fits you and it rides nice I would offer 75.00 to 100.00$
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Old 06-08-11, 10:24 PM
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Azuki's were imported during the bike boom in the 70s and were mostly entry-level.
This one looks clean, nice. Would not pay over $100
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Old 06-09-11, 05:03 AM
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Some people just don't see the value in a freshly tuned up bike...even if it is entry-level.

I would ask what the tune-up includes....were all the bearings overhauled(bottom bracket, hubs, headset)? Wheels trued? New cables, housings, and bartape - that's atleast $30 worth of parts(not to mention labor). If the tires are good, and it's been fully serviced by a capable mechanic, I would see no issue with paying the asking price(or close to it).
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Old 06-09-11, 05:56 AM
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Some people just don't see the value in a freshly tuned up bike...even if it is entry-level.

I would ask what the tune-up includes....were all the bearings overhauled(bottom bracket, hubs, headset)? Wheels trued? New cables, housings, and bartape - that's atleast $30 worth of parts(not to mention labor). If the tires are good, and it's been fully serviced by a capable mechanic, I would see no issue with paying the asking price(or close to it).
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Old 06-09-11, 09:07 AM
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The value of a bike is asymptotic IMHO, and the asymptote for that bike is closer to $100 than $200. I'd keep looking.

On the Fort Collins CL, the 56cm Japanese Steel Townie SR bicycle or the Miyata 610 that just showed up are worth closer to if not more than their asking prices.
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Old 06-09-11, 01:13 PM
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Thank you all so much; You've been very helpful!
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Old 06-09-11, 06:01 PM
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WOW!!!! There's a whole lotta sweet bikes on that clist page!! I'd for sure pass on that off brand bike....keep looking....you've got quite a tasty selection......with that many quality bikes for sale at once; someone will deal...
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Old 06-09-11, 06:59 PM
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Yep Fort Collins in known for being a great bike town! Are there any bikes on there in particular that seem like a great deal/must-buy to you?
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Old 06-09-11, 09:37 PM
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These are the bikes that interest me. Not great deals, but reasonably priced

58 cm Schwinn Road Bike oldie but goodie

Schwinn Le Tour road bike ☺ Sweet!

Centurion Elite RS
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Old 06-09-11, 10:22 PM
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Thanks! I'll look into all of those.
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Old 06-10-11, 09:21 AM
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Small word... I know that bike and I know the seller... he is a friend of mine and does good restoration and repair work. In fort collins that is a $150 to $175 bike especially with the new cables, tubes, bar tape. You will be hard pressed to find a bike for $150 that does not need some work... while it might be rideable for $150 you do not get any new parts or a tuned up bike most of the time.

Also remember most bikes on craigslist are negotiable within reason. Do not hesitate to make an offer as long as you have cash in hand.
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Old 06-10-11, 09:25 AM
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How tall are you... most important it to find a good bike that fits... also determine what you want to spend and try to get the best bike for the money that fits.

In fort collins good road bikes in the $150 to $250 range go fast.

I'm a bike flipper in fort collins... let me know what your looking for... style, size, and price range and I'll see if I can't point you in a good direction.
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IMO a swagged crank, stamped do's and steel wheels would not be worth over 100-to me. Wheel replacement would be finding another bike for parts (as wheels alone can be $$$) and then you're stuck selling off the rest of the 'doner'. Wish we had good flippers in my area. Location is really crazy in pricings. On the sellers point of view-I doubt he is breaking even with the restore involved-but such is the c&v hobby.
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