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Old 07-03-13, 08:09 PM
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Concorde Europa

Hello, this is my first post in this forum (although I registered here years ago, I never posted in the forums until now)

I've been planning to keep this for use as my winter bike, but after getting a new Cannondale CAAD10 I ran out of space for bikes I have to get rid of it.
This served me well as my primary mode of transportation throughout all seasons. There are some signs of cosmetic wear, yet mechanically it still works like charm.

Much of the parts (frame, components, stems and fork) are all original. However, as some original parts were worn to point of replacement, I replaced the wheels, pedals (original PD a550 replaced with PD-1050), saddle, and re-wrapped the bar with black tape. Of course, it was tuned up, maintained and cleaned for ready to ride condition. Original brake pads are actually still in great shape even over 600 miles of run.

I'm planning to sell this between $150 and $250. Any thoughts?

SIZING:

FRAME: 19 INCHES (CRANK CENTER TO SEAT TUBE TOP).
TOP TUBE (CROSS BAR): 19 INCHES.
FLOOR TO TOP OF CROSS BAR: 30 INCHES.

SPECS:
-EXAGE 300EX BIOSPACE CRANK.
-PD-1050 PEDALS
-EXAGE 500EX BRAKES.
-EXAGE 300EX DERAULLIERS.
-LIGHT ACTION SIS-7S SHIFTERS.
-MAVIC CXP22 FRONT WHEEL WITH SHIMANO 2200 FRONT HUB
-ALEX DA22 REAR WHEEL WITH SHIMANO 2200 REAR HUB + CASSETTE BODY
-REPLACED SADDLE, MATCHING WITH CONCORDE BRANDING

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Old 07-04-13, 04:06 AM
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Nice bike but if you want to buy or sell on the Forums, you need to do so through the proper section and that costs a small fee. The fee is more than worth while, offering opportunities to acquire and dispose of vintage bicycle items. Anyway...

Join and offer your bike through the for sale section and good luck with your sale.
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Also if you are going to sell, take a few seconds and get the size right. 17 - 19 inch is a huge spread. Getting size right is about $50 of the selling price.

Nice bike, with a good marketing effort, you should do top of range or higher, depending where you live.

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Nice looking bike. I would have my starting price somewhere between $300 - $350 depending on where you live. I don't think you'd have any problem getting $250 or better for that.
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Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
Nice bike but if you want to buy or sell on the Forums, you need to do so through the proper section and that costs a small fee. The fee is more than worth while, offering opportunities to acquire and dispose of vintage bicycle items. Anyway...

Join and offer your bike through the for sale section and good luck with your sale.
Thanks all for info. While I haven't thought of selling it through here (I use Kijiji mostly) I'm now considering it. Say, do you have any figure on how many of buyers/sellers are based in Toronto through BF?

Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
Also if you are going to sell, take a few seconds and get the size right. 17 - 19 inch is a huge spread. Getting size right is about $50 of the selling price.

Nice bike, with a good marketing effort, you should do top of range or higher, depending where you live.
As for the correct frame sizing, I've checked it again and here it is:
Frame is 19 inches tall; Crossbar length is 19 inches; Floor to top tube is 30 inches.

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Nice looking bike. I would have my starting price somewhere between $300 - $350 depending on where you live. I don't think you'd have any problem getting $250 or better for that.
I live in Mississauga (a suburb of Toronto), and frankly there are quite a lot of Concordes out on the streets in GTA. Unfortunately most bike listings shown that either frames are in poor shape, or don't describe much at all.

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Toronto is a very hot market, you should be able to get a very respectable price.
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I live in Mississauga (a suburb of Toronto), and frankly there are quite a lot of Concordes out on the streets in GTA. Unfortunately most bike listings shown that either frames are in poor shape, or don't describe much at all.
Need to think beyond your brand when comparing to the "competition". Think any bike shop brand, in similar condition, and similar components. Once you get to this price range, its more about conditions and aesthetics, and less about brand and model.
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
Need to think beyond your brand when comparing to the "competition". Think any bike shop brand, in similar condition, and similar components. Once you get to this price range, its more about conditions and aesthetics, and less about brand and model.
True statement, yet I need to justify my pricing more than just for looks. Aesthetics, condition and sizing do factor significantly, but how do the market (for instance, in where you live in NC, what is like the market for new/used bikes?) play a role here? I also want to know more about this bike in detail (year, model, little more about Concorde as a brand). Any Concorde owners out there?

Right now, I'm thinking this bike will be sold mostly for recreation and commuting...

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Originally Posted by ItstehBean View Post
True statement, yet I need to justify my pricing more than just for looks. Aesthetics, condition and sizing do factor significantly, but how do the market (for instance, in where you live in NC, what is like the market for new/used bikes?) play a role here? I also want to know more about this bike in detail (year, model, little more about Concorde as a brand). Any Concorde owners out there?

Right now, I'm thinking this bike will be sold mostly for recreation and commuting...
I have been trying to sell a Concorde for a long time, in great shape, at a reasonable to low price. The problem, the average buyer does not recognize/appreciate the brand. It doesn't matter what I know about brands, its what do the buyers out there know. In my area, Trek, Cannondale, Peugeot, Schwinn, Raleigh and a couple of other brands get a response. Everything else, nope. Toronto is a red hot market by comparison. I would expect vintage bikes in Toronto to sell for 33% to 50% MORE than here. In addition, different brands will be recognized by buyers in your area.

You don't have to justify your price. The market decides. If your price is too high, it won't sell. If it is too low, you will get inundated with responses. Priced just right? Might take a few days to a week to sell.

Need a lot better pics to maximize your return.

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