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Tricked out 1984 Fuji Del Rey

Old 10-27-11, 09:43 PM
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Tricked out 1984 Fuji Del Rey

What's the consensus on what this get-up is worth all together? It's my baby, but there's always others too.

1984 Fuji Del Rey in an awesome British racing green with all new accessories and about 25 miles since COMPLETE overhaul and cleaning.

new Brooks B17 with matching Brooks bar tape
Nitto metal bar plugs
new toe clips and straps
brass bell
new chain
new Carradice saddle bag with custom Bagman support bar
new Panaracer tires and tubes
new brake cables and hoods

Would it be better to just part it out accessory-wise and sell the bike?

I'm thinking $450? Too much, too little?
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Old 10-27-11, 09:54 PM
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To a seller, $450 is good enough to cover the cost of some of the nice parts and accessories. To a seller $450 is way too much. In that territory, you expect high-end tubing, parts (ERGO/brifters), and "Made in Italy" branding. The Fuji Del Ray is a decent mid-level bike with mid level components. If you're selling, take off all the nice parts for your next build and sell it for cheaper.
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Old 10-27-11, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Veloh View Post
If you're selling, take off all the nice parts for your next build and sell it for cheaper.
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An extra $100 in parts/accessories does NOT mean an extra $100 has been added to the value of the bike. I always take all accessories off a bike before I sell it, you'll only lose money leaving them on. If a potential buyer is not interested in the Brooks, the saddle bag, etc. all they see is the bike.

Around here that bike would sell for $150-$200. $450 is way too much.
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Old 10-28-11, 04:44 AM
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In Boston, regardless of the added goodies, it would sell for $300 max.
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Old 10-28-11, 05:14 AM
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You have a beautiful bike, but as other have said. Take off the Brooks saddle, Carradice bag and support, and the bell. I would even take off the leather handle bar wrap and replace it with a cheaper wrap. You will never get the value of what these are worth, and some buyers might be turned off by your taste. Remove all those items and you have a $225 bike.

Personally, I love it, but I can see some buyers complaining that the bag is too big or I don't like leather saddles and don't want to pay for it. There are lot of tastes out there and you want to appeal to as many as possible at the lowest cost.
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+100 $450 is total dreamland for that bike around here. Sold a pristine 1094 Del Rey last year for $225, in a desirable size, and it took a while.

Remove the extras, and price accordingly.

Vintage racing bikes in the $450 range around here are quite rare, and tend to either be Italian or Schwinn Paramounts. Nothing else gets up to that price level.

In my experience, the mid 1980s Japanese bikes top out around $250 to $275 (maybe $300 max), the Del Rey, while quite nice, is not top of the line. Looking at the 1984 Fuji catalog, it was fifth in the line (out of nine racing bikes), basically the middle of their product line. Suntour ARX components are mid grade, work well, but nothing special.

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