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Asking price for 1987 Centurion Sport DLX

Old 04-13-14, 07:28 PM
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Asking price for 1987 Centurion Sport DLX

What would a fair price be on this bike:
Full Shimano Light Action group, Sugino VP crank, Weinmann 27x1-1/4 wheels with SR hubs, QR front and rear. New bar wrap, cables, housing. Bike has been completely disassembled, cleaned, inspected with all bearings repacked. Anything that looked questionable was replaced. Only paint loss is by the kickstand, with just minor blemishes elsewhere. It's very clean, and has been well kept. The only other thing I would change would be to swap the brake hoods out for some black ones. The white ones REFUSE to stay clean.
Only odd spot is on the fork crown. It would appear to have been that way from day one, as the paint coverage is complete, with no touchups. Last pic has decent detail of the fork.
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Old 04-14-14, 04:04 AM
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$180 +/- 10%. Take better photos, OUTDOORS, DECENT NEUTRAL BACKDROP.
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Old 04-14-14, 07:44 AM
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Gotta wonder about that messed up braze on the fork though. But overall 180 seems fair maybe a bit low.
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Considering it is a Tawainese frame with fairly basic components turkey levers and stem shifters. I would say in good condition with nice paint $180 seems about right on price.
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Originally Posted by howsteepisit View Post
Gotta wonder about that messed up braze on the fork though. But overall 180 seems fair maybe a bit low.
I've put a little over a 500 miles on it since I've had it, and kept track of the fork. It's never showed any signs of stress in the paint around and in that area, so I have never worried about it.
This thing was pretty darn nice shape when I got it. The little blue protective plastic tear off was still on the chrome rear stay protector when I bought it.
Oddjob, I plan to take better pics before I list it. Just couldn't come up with a value number, so I thought I would bounce it around more experienced people.
I'd keep it, but it's just a bit too small for me. It did get me back into cycling though.
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I've sold these complete.....with new consumables for $250

.......f/f only for $90
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Thats a great looking bike ! I would figure out a way to flatten that crown w/o jacking up the paint , although not a huge deal . If it were mine to sell, in that beautiful condition , I would start at around $265. For the next photo shoot , suggest removing the pedals , rotate the handle bars down a bit , and remove the kick stand . Good luck with the sale !
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My extra clean 1989 Ironman Expert was $275 last year, sans tires and saddle, so some of those bigger numbers may be a stretch.

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Originally Posted by r0ckh0und View Post
I've sold these complete.....with new consumables for $250

.......f/f only for $90
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If it were mine to sell, in that beautiful condition , I would start at around $265.


that's crazy!!! im in a hot market and routinely see ironmans go up for $200-250.
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Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
My extra clean 1989 Ironman Expert was $275 last year, sans tires and saddle, so some of those bigger numbers may be a stretch.

Nice bike. It's already been decided the next bike I purchase WILL be an ironman, master preferably.
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Looking back at my pics...............mine were both Accordo's with Tange Infinity frames.



I ocassionally see the Ironman's go for $200-$250 in Chicagoland as well but thats a bargain price IMO.............even pre overhaul if you have a good frame and set of wheels.
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These two bikes are both Ironmans but they are on completely different levels.

70The first is $125-150 as pictured the second OddJobs is a $350-400 as pictured maybe more in a hot market. This is a great example of how much the supposed similar make models from the same maker can differ in value. And why good pics matter so much when the guys here at BF give value estimates.

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Originally Posted by zukahn1 View Post
These two bikes are both Ironmans but they are on completely different levels.

70The first is $125-150 as pictured the second OddJobs is a $350-400 as pictured maybe more in a hot market. This is a great example of how much the supposed similar make models from the same maker can differ in value. And why good pics matter so much when the guys here at BF give value estimates.
Okay, now I'm confused with this statement. First, my bike ISN'T an Ironman. Secondly, back in post #4 you agreed with the $180 valuation. Now you're saying $125-150?
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To the OP.................I think your bike could sell for around $250 if presented well..............ie; Alloy seatpost, racing saddle, alloy pedals with toe cages, lower the stem and set the saddle height about 2" higher than the stem, clear pics, I would also remove the kickstand. The Tange Infinity frame is of reasonable quality and deserves a few mid range upgrades.

Also, difficult to see in these pics but there appears to be some issues with the cable routing at the bars. The potential owner may very likely make some changes but a good presentation will give the buyer fewer reasons to negotiate the price down.

The bike is in very good condition so take your time and get the finishing touches right
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Originally Posted by r0ckh0und View Post
To the OP.................I think your bike could sell for around $250 if presented well..............ie; Alloy seatpost, racing saddle, alloy pedals with toe cages, lower the stem and set the saddle height about 2" higher than the stem, clear pics, I would also remove the kickstand. The Tange Infinity frame is of reasonable quality and deserves a few mid range upgrades.

Also, difficult to see in these pics but there appears to be some issues with the cable routing at the bars. The potential owner may very likely make some changes but a good presentation will give the buyer fewer reasons to negotiate the price down.

The bike is in very good condition so take your time and get the finishing touches right
I'll need to get some touchup paint for the kickstand area if I remove it. Should be easy to blend in that area.
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In the 150-200 range I think. Start higher, but be prepared to sell lower. Can't see 250$ here unless your market is very hot.

+1 to better pictures.

Looks like whoever installed the kickstand crushed the wheel stays. Shouldn't affect ride, but is a cosmetic issue. Otherwise, looks good.
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