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Mid-1980's Cannondale racing bike

Old 07-26-11, 08:11 AM
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Mid-1980's Cannondale racing bike

I have a mid-'80's Cannondale racing bike that my late husband raced for Cannondale and in other centuries and races. I need to sell it and would like an approximate value. It is in working condition, no rust, tires flat.
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Old 07-26-11, 09:22 AM
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Welcome to the forums. You would need to provide photos and as many details as possible about the components to get an accurate valuation.

If you are looking to get maximum $$ for it the tires would need air and the bike in ready to ride condition. The price you can expect will also depend on your location as bigger markets will bring more interest and higher prices.
FYI Cannondales with higher end parts can be quite desirable if in very good condition.
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+1 Flat tires = instant discount. Buyers have no imagination, and assume flat tires = expensive repair. As a buyer, I love to see flat tires, as it means minimal competition, and large discount (often $100 or more). Dirty bike is an additional discount. And do not under-estimate marketing. Ability to post full sized pictures and meaningful information (size and component model, not just brand), are a must to get anything near to full market value. In the end, most bikes sell for below market.

Its kind of like selling a house, that is dirty, needs the lawn mowed, oil stain on the garage floor, etc.
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Old 07-26-11, 05:15 PM
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thanks

Thank you both. I'll clean it up, get the tires inflated and post some photos with it. Is the mid-'80's old enough to qualify for listing on the bike forum vintage sales forum or do i have to use Craig's list?
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Originally Posted by Nettie View Post
Thank you both. I'll clean it up, get the tires inflated and post some photos with it. Is the mid-'80's old enough to qualify for listing on the bike forum vintage sales forum or do i have to use Craig's list?
Either one works. C/L is local, so it avoids the shipping process (but you have the hassle of flaky buyers)....
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