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What's the most money you paid for a bike on CL or other classifieds? Keep or Sell?

Old 01-30-15, 06:29 PM
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What's the most money you paid for a bike on CL or other classifieds? Keep or Sell?

Last year I saw an ad on Chicago's Craigslist for a 2013 Moots Titanium Psychlo-X that was listed for $4400, with a plea to call with an offer! I called the number, spoke to the seller about the bike, equipped with Campagnolo Record 11 with two sets of wheels, Mavic Ksyrium SL, along with Campagnolo Shamal with two Record TI cassettes. After speaking with the seller saying that the bike looked great and he asked me what I would offer, I said the most I could spend is $2500, and apologized for such a ridiculous offer and his response was, "when can you come over" and I said in an hour and a half. When I arrived the Moots was sitting by his outside patio door leaning against the building wall, and gorgeous! I mean like WOW. Took the bike around the lot to check out the shifting, came back, went to my car, got out a bill of sale for the seller to sign, gave him the cash. The bike turned out to be large, which I was hoping to grow into it... I went to four LSB's to have them remove the 175mm Campagnolo Record CX Power Torque cranks, to install my 170mm Campagnolo Record cranks, and that's when it started. All four LSB's did not have the Park tool to remove the Moots crank and riding and having to dismount quickly was uncomfortable, that's when I had to sell this beautiful bike frame/fork, but kept the parts (not for sale)for future builds. In fact I sold the bike through broker by way of CL, going to the far east! Here's a few picture of this beauty:







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Old 01-30-15, 06:32 PM
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$700 for a titanium Merckx with full dura-ace, in my size. I don't think I spent $2500 on my craigslist Jeep Wrangler.
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It's in pieces right now, because I'm repainting/restoring it to new condition. But I got it for $200. Wasn't a killer deal in my opinion, but I think it's a darn sexy one.
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Old 01-30-15, 07:37 PM
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The most I ever spent was $800 for a one year old CAAD 9-5, Craigslist.
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92ish Colnago Master Plu with rare later gen cobalt deltas-$400.
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First bike I ever bought on CL was a 1974-75 Motobecane Grand Jubile, with Reynolds 531 tubing. It had been "upgraded" to 700c wheels and generic Shimano downtube shifters & derailleurs. I paid $245.
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A cool grand for my fully chromed, C-Record Freschi with Cobalto calipers. It's actually one of the few purchase I've made that didn't result in immediate buyer's remorse.
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Old 01-30-15, 08:15 PM
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$100 bucks for my trek 560 Pro Series with Reynolds 531 with cyclone components. Just picked up a Panasonic DX5000 with Tange#1 tubing and full shimano 600 group for $65 Just a poor boy having fun here hahaha

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Old 01-30-15, 08:41 PM
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$450 for a Trek Y-foil 77 last week
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$125 for this Columbus SL Bumby frameset with Campy Record BB and headset:

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I paid $280 on craigslist for a Leader track frame-and-fork and $200 for wheels to go on it (including tires). I'm keeping the wheels and hoping to sell the frameset.
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This is one has been on the Saint Louis CL for a while. $7995.



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Old 01-30-15, 09:48 PM
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$650 for a Merckx MX Leader and $650 for a Colnago Master Piu Decor. Both are '92s and both with full Dura Ace. Must be the going rate. I have both of them.
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Old 01-30-15, 09:55 PM
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I put down $450 or $500 for my Marinoni Special off Kijiji in Montréal (Kijiji is a CL equivalent very popular in Québec). Hot bike market in the city, and it was in pretty impeccable shape with full tricolor and very little sign of significant use; I was moving back there temporarily, and looking to have something ready for my arrival. The seller was a volunteer at a local bike coop, a cool guy who provided lots of pics, etc., so I went for it (had my girlfriend pick it up before I flew back). I don't regret it one bit. Columbus SP frame and true Italian (albeit made-in-Canada) race styling, nice, stiff and responsive for a 6'3" fella north of 250lbs. Plus the black-purple-white fade suited it to a 1990 DOB...

While folks here on C&V, generally a thrifty lot, may be wowed by the $2500 you dropped on that Moots, that's a pretty solid deal (as I'm sure you know!)
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Who knows, on Chicago's CL the bikes are inching up over $1500 average for a descent road bike. Mostly CF with entry level parts. It use to be any road bike would not sell, but their out there trying. I've seen bikes upwards to $7000, which raises others along with it. The day's of cheap ride is going to the distant past.
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This is one has been on the Saint Louis CL for a while. $7995.



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$400 for our '94 Trek T50 tandem is the max paid, included a pet trailer, and some other stuff which netted $150-; then put quite a bit more back into it, to suit use.

$400 is also the most we got for selling anything: a very early IBIS tandem.
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$260 for my Speedwell (with one of those $800 saddles ):



But it used to look like this:

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I slapped down $100 bucks and drove 500 miles round trip for my 64 Varsity that needed work. Would never pay that for a 70's and up Varsity, but this one I wanted, especially in Coppertone, and it cleaned up real well - for a 51 year old bike.
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I think it was $350 for an 80s Rossin with a Super Record group and two decent wheelsets. Not my size, so it was a "sell".
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$350 for an 87 Miyata 912 tricolor group.
Nice bike, my favorite to ride actually, but it was another $90 in tape tires and saddle to get to where I wanted.
Pretty annoyed that I let emotion and immediate want trump reason- the sale price would have been good for everything in total.
But hey, it's a fun ride.
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I forgot one. I mentioned the Speedwell above, but I forgot that I paid $300 plus shipping for a Look KG86 frameset (with bb, headset, seat post and extra fork). Slowly gathering parts, so it's not yet a bike in my mind.
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$100 for this Raleigh that was a bucket of grime and rust when I got it. Don't regret it though.

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I payed $880 and drove 75 miles, nearly to Yosemite national forest to get my at the time holy grail, a 1972 schwinn p13-9 in chrome and in my size. Super record levers and headset and campy delta rims, everything else was the 1972 og parts. Immaculate condition. I love that bike and still have it.
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$350 for an 87 Miyata 912 tricolor group.
Nice bike, my favorite to ride actually, but it was another $90 in tape tires and saddle to get to where I wanted.
Pretty annoyed that I let emotion and immediate want trump reason- the sale price would have been good for everything in total.
But hey, it's a fun ride.
I bought a 912 frame set a year older than that from a forum member, black/ice-cream pink - they are nice bikes to ride, eh?

And I was impressed with the tire clearance on mine, for a bike advertised in 1986 as a 'triathlon' model - 27x700c Challenge Parigi-Roubaix fit on mine, even though they measure 30mm wide actual.

If yours rides nice as mine, and is appreciated thus, I'd find it hard to begrudge that figure (even with the extra on consumables and saddle).

I appreciate the value of thrift, but also the knowledge that money well-spent is not always part of a steal-of-a-deal scenario. See my post on the $500 Marinoni, above.

It needed new tires, tape, and a saddle to suit me, too. And a swapped stem before I was *truly* happy.
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€160 for this. Not cheap, but I wanted it and I knew the seller was an OK C&V guy.

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