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Mid-80s Nashbar Touring Bike

Old 06-21-13, 09:01 AM
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Mid-80s Nashbar Touring Bike

New bar tape, tires, chain, and brake pads. Its lubed up and ready to ride. Top tube measures 54cm c-c. Seat tube measures 48cm c-c and 49 c-t. The standover is 31". I'm located in Houston, TX. The bike is very similar to my 1984 Centurion ProTour 15.

What is a good craigslist value?







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While it is very similar to many name brand Japanese bikes, the "Nashbar" brand name is a curse value wise. Nashbar sold some terrific bikes in the 1980s, including this one, but buyers around here anyway, show little to no interest in them. Great if you are a buyer, lousy as a seller.

Hopefully your market is better, around here: $200 to $250. One sold for $125 here (I wish I had picked it up).

Somewhat interesting, you have two bikes where neither company actually made a single bike. But the Centurion name is recognized as a quality, LBS brand, whereas the Nashbar name is not.
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+1 regarding the value. I'd put it closer to $200. While grand touring bicycles command premiums, the Nashbar branding devalues the bicycle. On the surface, these bicycles look to be very good value but they there are cost-cutting moves that are often overlooked. The main triangle is a mix of butted and plain gauge tubes just so they use a decal that says "butted". The stays and forks are unspec'd, which typically indicates hi-tensile steel. The rims are 27" Araya 16A which are standard U-section rims. The 2nd bottle mount is in the less practical location under the down tube. The rear derailleur is the problematic MounTech.
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Update:

I sold it yesterday for $200.
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