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Re-Selling - Flat vs Bent Bars

Old 08-11-12, 02:20 PM
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Re-Selling - Flat vs Bent Bars

I picked up a 48cm Fuji Gran Tourer SE. Steel rims, stem shifting with narrow road handlebars. I am going to resell this bike in the Northern VA/DC area.

Trying to figure out if I should swap out the bent bars and put on upright, straight bars. I figure for a bike this size, it will probably appeal to most likely a woman, perhaps a college student in DC.

The front steel wheel feels really heavy and slow to turn with the bent bars. Maybe with the wider more upright straight bar, it will feel easier and appeal to a wider, urban market.

What do you think? I am trying to maximize the amount of money that I can get for this bike as my income is limited now.
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Old 08-11-12, 03:56 PM
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Just my 2 cents. Why not offer that as a selling point? Give the potential buyer the choice. You would appeal to a wider market and could maximize the price. I have seen that kind of thing on CL before. Seller offers buyer choice of saddle or type of pedals. Why not drop or flat bars? Seems to make sense to me. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-11-12, 11:31 PM
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straight bar = dudes. swept back = ladies.

you are right that 48cm is going to attract more ladies, so you should keep the OG bars on it imo.
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Old 08-11-12, 11:39 PM
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Welll... Thank you for your input. Found some left over, real nice looking bright red bar tape and re-taped the original bent bars. So no upright bars on this bike.

And I meant the more upright swept back bars. Not the dude/hipster/12" straight bars... (I don't get that... There is big hipster, like 6' 2" 220lbs on the path where I used to bike commute and he had like 8" straight bars... I don't get it... anyway, enough digression)
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Originally Posted by illwafer View Post
straight bar = dudes. swept back = ladies.
I wasn't aware of that rule.
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