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1996 Specialized Allez Sport - how much would you pay?

Old 12-19-14, 11:45 AM
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1996 Specialized Allez Sport - how much would you pay?

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Old 12-19-14, 11:47 AM
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You Need some good pics of the actual bike and location.
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Old 12-19-14, 11:51 AM
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Condition, frame size, and location are all going to affect the market value.

No photos, and no location? $0 (beater/project/rusty/missing parts)-$300 (perfect with new/good tires) would be the ballpark range I'd guess at.
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If its still in the condition pictured I'd say 150ish, its really dirty/worn looking
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Something is amiss. That is not a 1996. The bike in your photos is an aluminum frame and fork. Fork says 6061 and the frame has huge welds. Definitely aluminum.

So do some more research to nail down the model. Having said that, I personally would not buy a bike with aluminum fork, and many will agree.

I think you would be lucky to get over $200 for it, but YMMV.
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Originally Posted by howsteepisit View Post
If its still in the condition pictured I'd say 150ish, its really dirty/worn looking

$75... looks neglected on care.
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Keep in mind, most folks here won't pay anywhere near market value for used bikes - because many of us are well aware of the opportunities to get good bikes for well below market - especially stuff that needs minor work which we know how to do. So, asking folks here what they will pay is going to get you lower amounts than you could actually sell a good, fully working bike for in other venues.

Someone telling you they'd pay $75 for it is more a reflection of what THEY would pay, than what you could reasonably expect to get on Craigslist or Ebay for it.
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Old 12-19-14, 05:27 PM
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Also, when you post pictures of a dirty and neglected looking bike despite saying well its much cleaner now the only thing people have to go on is the pictures, and that will affect valuations. And I cannot count the number of times a picture claiming it looks just like this turns out not to be just like this.
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Originally Posted by OldBikesRules View Post
You are correct. It is not Allez. I think it could be a 1996 Specialized A1.
I will just strip out the groupset and sell them on eBay then.
I think you are on the right track now. Still think $200 plus or minus.
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Old 12-19-14, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by OldBikesRules View Post
Nope. You are definitely wrong. The RSX STI shifters alone are selling for at least $110 on eBay.
Not exactly. Some higher asking prices state rebuilt. One said guaranteed. $50.00 is a far cry fom $110.00.

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Not trying to be argumentative, but first you ask a question about the wrong bike with no pics. Then, instead of posting the condition it is in now, you post "before" photos. Then, when you don't get great responses, you post a pic of a pretty bike and say yours looks " very similar to it."

If you want honest and accurate feedback, show us THE bike.

Most of us try to be helpful. Yes, there are folks on here that always lowball, but it might be because they have experience buying and selling that the rest of us don't. I'm not a flipper. Never needed to make a profit to provide income. When I do sell a bike, I'm fair and give good value, meaning it is super clean and 100% road worthy. Any money I make goes back into supporting my hobby.
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In NYC market I've sold similar between $275-$450 depending on condition/size
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Thrifty Bill's advice (post 18) is always good. There's nothing that special about those RSX 7 speed brifters. When asked a valuation question, posters generally try to give their best estimate of what the bike is worth on CL, not what they would pay for it.

Cleaned up, it's worth $200-$250 in the spring. $300 is a tough price for a vintage bike and there is nothing that special about this bike.
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the bike is not an allez for sure, but if you wanna get much out of it? i'll do clean the bike first and take some good resolution pictures. with a complete RSX components & a dent free alloy frame, I would say between $225-275 won't be that hard to sell.
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Originally Posted by OldBikesRules View Post

Latest on the bike.

Still the same ratty tires, and now a ridiculously short reach handlebar stem?

Cleaning = Good.

Removing Non-Original Parts = Good

Substituting Original Parts for out of proportion aftermarket parts = Not Good.

Leaving Ratty/Old Looking Tires = Not Good

Overall Change in Perceived Value? = None, I'd rather do my own cleaning, especially if it means that I get the Original Parts.

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Looks good. Earlier $225 to $275 estimate sounds about right now for a presentable STI-equipped bike with no substantive issues.

"Looks dirty." "I'd rather do my own cleaning." Tough crowd.
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Based on the original pics; it's a rebuild due to little or no maintenance. I'd like to see the same pics after rehab. $100 as-is (was); 250-275 rehabbed.
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Looks good. Earlier $225 to $275 estimate sounds about right now for a presentable STI-equipped bike with no substantive issues.

"Looks dirty." "I'd rather do my own cleaning." Tough crowd.
I prefer to do my own cleaning because most sellers don't have a clue and can do more damage than good. Like the time a seller saw my height and said, "We'll have to raise this." He grabbed the saddle and began vigorously twisting it. Ruined a perfectly good seat post in the process. Or the time I went to look at a bike only to find that the owner had used emory cloth on the chrome. Not good.
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Well since the OP got his information and ran with it, deleted all of his comments, I think I'm going to say thanks to everyone for helping him out. You are all pretty awesome.
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Looks like the OP either didn't like what anybody said, OR found out what he needed because he deleted all his posts.

But, I wouldn't be surprised if he popped back up with a different screen name in the future.

I have a suspicion that he was trolling for Buyers because he's a Wannabe Flipper.
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Or the OP was hurt because people did not think his cleaning was all that great for reconditioning.
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Cleaning is part of the maintenance AND/OR reconditioning process.

Cleaning is not all that there is to the reconditioning process. I don't think the OP understood this.
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Odd that he suggested that somebody should take an antidepressant (lexapro), so his expertise did not extend to mental health either. My guess is that he thought people her are bipolar, but lexapro is not for that.
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It's done.
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