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Motobecane Grand Touring

Old 01-19-12, 09:54 AM
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Motobecane Grand Touring

My friend is selling a Motobecane Grand Touring bike... he just finished fixing up. I'm wondering if he under priced the bike at $180.

here is the link... https://fortcollins.craigslist.org/bik/2806885698.html

I don't want to buy the bike... just want to advise him on the value since its a cool bike and he put some work into it.

I've seen these sell on ebay from $200 to $300 plus shipping.
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Old 01-19-12, 10:22 AM
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It's really hard to say, without knowing the tubeset. The Grand Touring went from hi-tensile to tretubi Vitus 172 to tretubi Vitus 888 over the course of the late 1970s, which this appears to be from. Some interesting mods on this one too.

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Old 01-19-12, 10:34 AM
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Not all that much for the market the Greater Denver C&V market is just brutal price wise at this time of year nothing sells unless its ready to ride and under $200.
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Old 01-19-12, 10:38 AM
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Its a nice bike... I'm not sure what the tubing is but I'll ask. Either way someone locally will get a nice riding vintage bike. I just know he going to get low balled all over the place since its the winter time.
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I have no idea about your market, but if it was for sale here (WNY) and in my size, I would probably offer about $150 for it (depending on some specifics). I might pay as much as $200, but definitely no more than that. I would say it is priced just right for a quick sale.
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