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Value of Maruishi Record

Old 12-20-14, 09:47 AM
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Value of Maruishi Record

I have an 86ish Maruishi Record that I will be selling in the Spring and would like to get an estimate of value. It is in mint condition. It measures 47cm ctc seat tube and 54cm ctc top tube. It has complete Shimano 600 (indexed) components and 700c wheels. Any estimates of value in a hot market (Twin Cities)?

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Old 12-20-14, 10:02 AM
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Beautiful bike with a first rate frame and components. But it is a small size and the manufacturer is not as well known as some other Japanese brands. I think you can get a pretty fair idea of price by keeping an eye on your local CL and keeping tabs on what moves and what doesn't. Here in Des Moines, you'd have a difficult time getting $300 for it. I'm guessing it will move at $300 with a good ad explaining why this is such a nice bike and the work you've done on it. $400 might be tough since it will be competing with bikes from better known manufacturers.
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Old 12-20-14, 11:15 AM
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I would say $300-$350 this is a really nice small road frame with very good paint and geomtry. Yet these are not well known and while very nice the components are pretty basic mid level stuff.
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Old 12-20-14, 12:26 PM
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I can't spell it or pronounce it and it's not like buyers are searching for a Maruishi. Best to bury some other brands in your ad, for example; "same tubing used on some Trek models", "comparable to a Fuji........"

IMHO $250 tops!

Even that might be a stretch as I've bought a Serotta Nova Special and a 1986 Raleigh Comp, both with Shimano 600, for $150-$200, but not in ready to ride condition.
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...these are very excellent examples of a rather nice Japanese production bike from the glory days.
Fortunately for buyers and unfortunately for sellers, there are not enough of them around to gain a following, so the prices (on CL, at least) run less than they probably should.

I think I paid in the neighborhood of $250-300 for one almost identical to yours, in a larger size. But it required quite a bit of overhaul, so if yours is ready to ride, it's worth more.


They are very fine riders, and that salmon/coral pink color is the schizzle. For a frame that small, your target demographic here in NorCal would be women looking for a real road bike. IMO that Ishiwata 022 frame tubing set is probably the best one that ever came out of Japan.
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Old 12-21-14, 07:34 AM
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I have one, a pista. Nice bike. I got it at a discount too I think as the name is not well known.
The top tube is long, on a small bike this hurts too.
In any event you need better images, one drive side shot then more strategic details.
And a white background.
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I bought a Maruishi in Japan with my first pay check.. Mine was like a sunset pink. I ordered it from a shop and I got to choose the color from about 50 choices. I loved it, till I got in accident and bent the down tube. : ( It was the year when Shimano first came out with Ultegra brifters.. was that back in 94??

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