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2020 Buy/Sell/Trade Stats

Old 11-12-20, 05:21 PM
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2020 Buy/Sell/Trade Stats

what are your 2020 buy/sell/trade stats? Went back and tabulated the YTD numbers as just started this year.

since the year began - bought 25 bikes total, sold 11, have 5 currently for sale and 9 in the stable. 2 of the 9 were stripped completely and kept as frames for a rainy day or potential sale on Ebay. Broke even on the "sold" bikes (maybe swapped out some parts, kept a better wheelset, seat, other part than I had before, etc), Doubled my money on the Keeper bikes (based on what I think I could sell them for) and stand to make a little bit on the for sale bikes.

Keepers for now include: 1987 Trek 520 Cirrus, 1987 Schwinn Voyageur, 1980 Schwinn Voyageur All Chrome, 1980 Schwinn Voyageur all chrome, 1978 Schwinn LeTour III,Trek Mountain Bike, and 3 newer bikes for my family. Have ridden the above bikes for a combined 894 miles this year.

longest drive was 8 hours round trip for the first 1980 Chrome Schwinn. Second longest was 3 hours for the Trek. All worth it to me in a year where looking for a new hobby. Have not kept track of new part/tool purchases on Ebay, Amazon, etc. That prob eats up most of the "gain" but i have a lot of parts on hand now too in my shop

Still hunting but trying to be a little more discerning in my purchases. Generally won't buy on Ebay anymore - shipping eats up any value in the bike. Maybe the perfect bike, but the definition of same keeps increasing

what are your stats?
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Old 11-12-20, 06:22 PM
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'91 Trek 400T (frankenbike) ... $320
'87 Schwinn Circuit (repaint) ... $340
'87 Trek 560EX frameset ... $100

'78 Windsor Super Carerra (top tube ding) ... $300


'86 Miyata 610 (pristine) ... $440


All bikes were fully overhauled. Two of those I couldn't easily sell last year for $300, prepandemic. The '87 Trek was one of my best purchases. It had a ton of great '80s Campy on it, some of which I used for my Miyata 912. Bought for $300, but worth over $700, parted-out.

Gifted my old Falcon with mostly Campy NR to my nephew. He loves it!

Bought for myself a '72 Torpado for $300.


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Old 11-12-20, 06:25 PM
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Bought a 20 year old 50cm Raleigh road bike frame to build up for one of my kids with 2x9 shifting using almost all spare parts. Bought a '95 trek 930, stripped it down and build back up with 1x9 and more modern components. It fits my wire better then her prior rigid mtb.

Nope, haven't sold any bikes.
Sold a bunch of components on ebay and here though.

Ooh, I gave awgave '87 Scwinn Prelude frame to a forum member. Forgot about that.

With prices cazy high, I didn't buy much this year.
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Old 11-12-20, 06:26 PM
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Retro modded late 80's Specialized Sirrus




Traded parts and a Raleigh Racing USA Prestige with a friend for:
Scott Solution rigid MTB frame that I painted with spray.bike and built up for the girlfriend

Univega VIa Carisma frame (second time owning this frame) No pics yet.

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Old 11-12-20, 06:39 PM
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Bought too much...
...sold nothing...

I win!!!!!
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Old 11-12-20, 07:43 PM
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Bought some.
Sold some.
Traded some.
Rode a lot.
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Old 11-12-20, 09:26 PM
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Sold about 20 bikes, acquired a dozen or so. I was given about 6 bikes this year These are the ones I remember but sold several other step thru and ATBs for around $50-$100 that have been hanging around for a few years.

Raleigh Tourist DL-1 paid $7 sold for $325
Western Flyer Modified Rat Rod paid $120 sold for $400
Diamond Back Fleet Streak trash picked and overhauled sold for $100
Bridgestone RB-T paid $100 sold for $300 overhauled
Ross SS Coater Brake paid $15 sold for $65
Bianchi Advantage Step Thru Paid $50 sold for $175 overhauled
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Old 11-12-20, 09:44 PM
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From late june through the end of august, I sold 5 bikes and 5 frames, brought in ~$1700 gross. Spent almost $700 since september on 70 Falcon, 89 Pinarello, 89 Benotto, 89 cannondale Black Lightning, 96 Klein, 93 Barracuda hybrid, 70 Gitane that was cracked, and a mystery 64cm repaint. I think I may be wearing my wife's patience a bit thin. After moving enough the garage and basement were fairly clean for about 2 weeks, now I'm back to 15 bikes total, plus hers and the tandem. I can't imagine the market won't be fairly good again next year, no matter how many new bikes are available.
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Old 11-12-20, 09:55 PM
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I got to say it was a good year.

I normally only sell at our cities bike swap once a year. I kept hearing about the bike market, so I finally started listing on CL. From late june through the end of august, I sold 5 bikes and 5 frames, with the highlight being a too small '90 Fuji/TST ti mountain bike. Mostly I focused on $150-250 basic transportation, 90s hybrids/mtbs. I think I was right around $1700 gross, with 2 Bianchi hybrids that I didn't get ready until too late.

Spent ~ $700 since september on:
70 Falcon San Remo,
89 Pinarello Montello,
89 Benotto 2000,
89 cannondale Black Lightning,
96 Klein Attitude,
93 Barracuda hybrid,
70 Gitane that was cracked,
and a mystery 64cm repaint.

I think I may be wearing my wife's patience a bit thin. After moving enough the garage and basement were fairly clean for about 2 weeks, now I'm back to 15 bikes total, plus hers and the tandem. I can't imagine the market won't be fairly good again next year, no matter how many new bikes are available. I'm not sure any of these are "keepers"
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Old 11-13-20, 11:21 PM
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Acquired a Wilier Mortirolo, a Ross Mt. Hood and a Merckx Corsa Extra frame/fork. The Wilier was for my daughter, I sold the Ross and built up the Merckx for myself. I sold a Pinarello Record, a Falcon Victory, a Peugeot PX-10, a Centurion Ironman, a Miyata 912 and a Gary Fisher Marlin.
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You guys, I have spent about $3K on bikes this year and have yet to sell anything. I bought a Pinarello Montello that the previous own spray painted, so I’m setting up a spray booth in the basement for a Winter project. Then, there are the CBT Italia and a Colnago Mexico frames. Naturally, I’m outfitting all three with Campagnolo or panto parts. One could say that I have a problem. The ace up my sleeve is a set of WEBCO mags that I bought in 1978 for $20. These are selling for $1,500 right now. I’m about to post them as my first sale.
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2020 was the year of downsizing. The price of project bikes shot up due to covid so I haven't purchased many.

4 Purchased, 2 were because a friend wanted them gone.
2 Picked up from the curb, 1 was recent which I still need to sell.
9 Sold for about $1600 in profit, counting the bikes and their costs that I bought pre 2020.

One of the 2020 purchases I kept, so -$260 from the above as I track keepers differently. This leaves me at 5 bikes currently with 1 still to sell.

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Sell?

You must be joking.
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Old 11-14-20, 06:07 AM
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Bought 1
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I sold one bike as parts and the f/f and sold enough other parts and some posters to purchase purchase a a grail aluminum.........






Tree!




minus the color wheel. Frustratingly there was a huge price gouge in the last month and the wheel was just too much
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bought: more than i should have
sold: enough to bring the pile down a reasonable size
parted out/donated/scrapped/turned into windchimes: several

the year isn't over yet (he types, as he's getting ready to head out the door to buy another one)...............
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Old 11-14-20, 10:12 AM
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I might actually have a line on a coop in my area...that would be good for donating!
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I have given away two, with two more to go. A repainted orange '72 Schwinn World Voyageur, with a top tube dent, and a '78 Schwinn World, Schwinn's first model imported from Giant. The World Voyageur was their first Panasonisc import.
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I sold one bike as parts and the f/f and sold enough other parts and some posters to purchase purchase a a grail aluminum.........






Tree!




minus the color wheel. Frustratingly there was a huge price gouge in the last month and the wheel was just too much
I remember white flocked trees and color wheel lights were a thing.

a neighbor just had lights pro installed on the rafter and eaves of their house... we tell our son, first weekend in December.

then there is the annual debate of clear or colored lights

bought one bike this year.
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