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Moser Road Bike...please help me with value

Old 06-11-13, 01:08 PM
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Moser Road Bike...please help me with value

Hi Everyone,
Im new here and I used to race Triathlons starting back in 2004. I havent raced in a few years and so I am looking to sell my road bike. It is a Francesco Moser and it is white....I cant tell you much more cause to be totally honest I dont have a clue. i have taken a picture of it for your assessment and perhaps I could get some input on what I should be asking for as far as selling price.

Thank you all for your help.
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Old 06-11-13, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by girlie View Post
Hi Everyone,
Im new here and I used to race Triathlons starting back in 2004. I havent raced in a few years and so I am looking to sell my road bike. It is a Francesco Moser and it is white....I cant tell you much more cause to be totally honest I dont have a clue. i have taken a picture of it for your assessment and perhaps I could get some input on what I should be asking for as far as selling price.

Thank you all for your help.
Girlie
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Can anyone help with this?
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Serious value, put the chain back on, air up tires, and take several pics outside with a quiet background. Lever hoods would help too.

Your ability to market will determine at least half the $$ you get for it, and marketing includes a description of some of those nice parts, the frame material of construction (its on the decal) and the size. All of that info can be easily gleaned off Google in a couple of minutes, and can mean hundreds of dollars to the ultimate price.

Also need to know where you are located, and how you plan to sell. If ebay, you will need to be an experienced seller, with lots of pristine feedback, and the ability and willingness to ship at a low cost. Otherwise, that leaves Craigslist. In most markets in the US, the higher end stuff sells low on Craigslist, great for buyers, lousy for sellers. If you are in one of the red hot bike markets (like San Fran for example), then a local Craigslist sale can do very well.

Successfully selling a nicer bike at or near market value can be a lot of work. Otherwise, they tend to go low, only to reappear a week or two later with better marketing, and a higher price. Just saw a nice bike on my local Craigslist. The bike was a deal last week (sold fast). This week, the price is THREE TIMES HIGHER.

If you check pricing on ebay, PLEASE ignore asking prices! Sellers can and often do ask ridiculous prices for bikes, but they rarely get them. You want to know what bikes have SOLD for, not what some crazy person is hoping for. So check completed auctions. A lot of newb sellers get mislead by crazy high asking prices, and expect to get that much for their bike, only to find out it is not realistic, or even possible.

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Hi Girlie welcome to the forums. you should keep this and get back into riding.

I agree with Work, the chain has to get put back on correctly, and your location will be a big factor. Also do I see tubular (sew up) tires? That will be a detractor to some.

Moser wasn't one of the biggest names in bikes but it is still a good quality bike. It looks like it from around '84/5 though did you buy this used when you were racing?

I would get a decent tune up, and take good pics like Work suggest. Then post it on craigs list for $500 and see what happens. While your at the shop ask them about packing and shipping. If your willing to work with a buyer to ship the bike, at their expense, it will broaden your market considerable.

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$500 might be a little ambitious, but not by much. 600 arabesque parts are very nice, but a non-obvious build for a european frame from the late 70s/early 80s.

Either way, I bet there's someone out there who would be pretty pumped to have this in their stable.

An older bike like this wants to be ready to ride if you want to extract the most value- if the tires hold air, air them up and get the cables moving freely. Also it'd probably be worth the $10 investment in brake hoods- the standard cane creek brake hoods fit these levers quite well and add a freshness to the bike.
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$500 might be a little ambitious, but not by much. 600 arabesque parts are very nice, but a non-obvious build for a european frame from the late 70s/early 80s.

Either way, I bet there's someone out there who would be pretty pumped to have this in their stable.
It is just quirky enough to be appealing if only it was a tad bigger
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