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Old 07-12-13, 11:55 AM
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What's my Vista Elite road bike worth???

So I am trying to gauge the worth of my late 70's Vista Elite road bike, Full Shimano 600 Arabesque components, Araya 631 tubing, haven't even heard of that tubing before, any ideas on that would be golden? Overall condition, I would rate an 8/10....I am selling it in the NYC market so whatever value you guys think it's a $100-200 surcharge on top of that due to where I reside. Here are some photos, Thanks




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I've never heard of Araya 631 either, sounds like a ripoff of the name Reynolds 531... Anyway, looks to be a quality mid level bike at least in very good shape. Tall size hurts value around here, and in Madison I would try it at $300 and maybe get lucky, but settle for $200 due to the unknown brand and tubing. A lot of buyers want Schwinn, Trek, Bianchi, Peugeot, etc. and lots of nice bikes with no name recognition get no respect.
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Nice, but tall. Virtually unknown brand, "631" obvious "531" sticker rip off. Measure the seat post diameter to get a better idea of tubing quality (post is likey marked with diameter, remove it and check). $150 + NYC markup (I think more like 50/100 for markup, I can't see that being a $350 bike anywhere), and likely a harder sell due to size.
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Originally Posted by Poguemahone View Post
Nice, but tall. Virtually unknown brand, "631" obvious "531" sticker rip off. Measure the seat post diameter to get a better idea of tubing quality (post is likey marked with diameter, remove it and check). $150 + NYC markup (I think more like 50/100 for markup, I can't see that being a $350 bike anywhere), and likely a harder sell due to size.
I threw it up on CL for $400 but am flexible. In NYC I am getting an extra $100-200 markup because it is the city, all depends on the bike of course and condition. This frame measures 24in c to c so it's not ridiculously large...
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