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Value of this Kuwahara Titan?

Old 08-01-12, 04:32 PM
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Value of this Kuwahara Titan?

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I was wondering what the value of this bike would be in a hot market (eg., Vancouver/Seattle)?

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Old 08-01-12, 05:02 PM
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I'm not familiar with the model and I can't tell anything about the components from that small non-drive-side picture. Wheels look like they might be mismatched.

Got any better photos or info?
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Old 08-02-12, 06:12 AM
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I have owned one Kuwahara Titan and it was a pretty darn nice bicycle, in my opinion. It, too, was a lovely blue color and could be decent competition for most mid to higher end vintage road bicycles...





Depending on the market location and condition of the bicycle, $250 - $300.00 would not be unreasonable, in my opinion. You can learn more about the worth of vintage bicycles by looking through How Old Is My Bicycle?
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Old 08-02-12, 08:23 PM
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It depends entirely on the components. They look at least high-mid range, but with out more info, I'd be anywhere from $200-$325 in my market.
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Marketing wise one issue is the stem and seat post are set way to high. When selling a bike the stem and seat need to be set to ideal hight for the frame. On nicer smaller bike like this the raised stem and seat post turn off nearly every female buyer which is 70 perecnt of the market on this bike.
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