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Old 03-11-20, 05:25 PM
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Too many bikes

I have a garage full,I need to downsize,most if not all are 1990s,I thought this a good place to talk as the bikes have value to other bike lovers.
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Old 03-11-20, 05:26 PM
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OK... AND????

BTW welcome to BF
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Old 03-11-20, 05:28 PM
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And I would like to sell some of them or possibly trade
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Old 03-11-20, 05:36 PM
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Not a lot of time tonight but my goal is to have one bike for every day use,ride to work during the week and do some trail riding at weekends, I have a Waterford frame to use for this,this would leave my giordana and my Jekyll unused.
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Old 03-11-20, 05:39 PM
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read this
C&V sales forum
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Old 03-11-20, 05:57 PM
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Sorry about that,not trying to sell here,just laying out my plan,not enough time tonight.
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Old 03-12-20, 07:12 AM
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@Kedge - If you not trying to sell...… We are the Bike Forum and we are here to help you. What do you need/want?
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Sell for convenience ranked easiest to hardest:

1, Garage sale. Nothing is easier

2. Craigslist/Facebook Marketplace

3. This forum

4. Ebay. Must pack and ship at a low price. Buyers win almost all disputes. Lots of fees.


Sell to maximize value:

Just reverse the list above.



People think they can get Ebay prices on C/L. Not going to happen.
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So you’re saying you have 3 bikes and that’s two too many? You are way too rational for this forum.
Unfortunately the market is very weak right now.
Keeping a spare/loaner bike around isn’t such a bad thing.
Parting out a bike often nets the most money, but at a high time cost.
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I have 5 bikes,my wife has 4 my son has 3 plus parts from many others,what I want to do is buy a really nice set of wheels for one bike and finance it by selling some others,not here but that's the plan,the giordana is probably one of them,not sure what they are worth, I did email the maker but have not heard back.
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Old 03-12-20, 10:21 AM
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I have 5 bikes,my wife has 4 my son has 3 plus parts from many others,what I want to do is buy a really nice set of wheels for one bike and finance it by selling some others,not here but that's the plan,the giordana is probably one of them,not sure what they are worth, I did email the maker but have not heard back.
We have a valuation inquiry thread, back in the Bike Forums opening page.I
Valuation inquiries should be asked there.
Selling here requires an upgraded membership...worth it.
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Old 03-12-20, 10:23 AM
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Not asking for a valuation,
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Old 03-12-20, 10:31 AM
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Not a lot of time tonight but my goal is to have one bike for every day use,ride to work during the week and do some trail riding at weekends, I have a Waterford frame to use for this,this would leave my giordana and my Jekyll unused.
this is a start.... will this be a road bike? not sure what your definition of trail riding is. you could also define what they want for your wife's and son's bikes and select keepers that way

If you commute I would keep the main bike and one more, so if there is an issue you are not dead in the water commuting.

Also if any of the bikes really do not fit, consider them for divestiture

here is what I do FWIW

I have 3 bike roles and have been able to keep to 3 bikes to meet the roles
1) "best" bike, commute on it (life is to short not to commute on a good bike), long weekend rides, etc currently an 85 Miyata team with 5800 105
2) A bike for my some time in future Eroica type ride and backup to #1 currently an 84 team miyata with a mix of period durace
3) upright, just hop on an ride errand bike i keep out on weekends.... currently 82 nishki that kinda looks like an "english 3 speed"
Wife has one bike.....cruiser....that is more my hope she will ride with me some day.
also have my son's BMX bike (no way am getting rid of "best christmas present ever" in hope that at somepoint in the future grandkids will ride)
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Off to bike store to try to solve my puzzle,some wheels
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(life is to short not to commute on a good bike)
Amen, brother!
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I have 5 bikes,my wife has 4 my son has 3
What a cool family! I'd love to have my wife or daughters take some time and ride with me. With 9 bikes, some of them easily adjustable to their size, I'm forced to ride solo. They'd rather slouch around watching TV, anime, or playing some video game. And if I ask them, it's always a resounding "No!".

But, good luck selling your bikes. Just don't end up regretting having them sold.
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Off to bike store to try to solve my puzzle,some wheels
So how exactly can we help you?
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I'm disappointed. A thread with a title of "Too many bikes", I expect pics of said bikes (preferably a drive-side shot of each individual bike, of course) so the BF community can better understand the plight of the OP. I'm disappointed, indeed.
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That's not too many bikes. I have over 30. My wife says I have a bike problem. I think I only have a storage problem.
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I'm disappointed. A thread with a title of "Too many bikes", I expect pics of said bikes (preferably a drive-side shot of each individual bike, of course) so the BF community can better understand the plight of the OP. I'm disappointed, indeed.
He needs three more postings before he can show pictures.
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Unless you're financially independent and live in a mansion, 30 bikes isn't a collection. It's a problem. You got to get the pile of bikes down to no more than maybe 12 tops. I would just cut about half the bikes out & advertise them all for sale cheap. And, give some away too.
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He needs three more postings before he can show pictures.
Valid point. I'll wait...
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The OP says, "the giordana is probably one of them,not sure what they are worth, I did email the maker but have not heard back."

And then 13 minutes later, he says, "Not asking for a valuation,"

And then 13 minutes after that, he says, "Off to bike store to try to solve my puzzle,some wheels"

To summarize, OP comes to a message forum filled with experts, says he wants to sell, and went to a manufacturer to get valuation on a nearly 30 year old bike, rejecting input from willing/able experts. Now, to solve the lack of wheels challenge, OP goes to a bike store, where folks in the know don't go to buy wheels. Okay, then.
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Wow Phil you know me so well
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Old 03-12-20, 12:26 PM
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Without being judged I will try to simply explain why I tried bike forum,for advice,simply,maybe someone has done what I am trying to do .I commute to work on my bike,love the freedom,need to know if I can put a bigger wheel on the Waterford frame,just wanted to bounce it off my buddy at the bike store.
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