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Selling My Clyde Touring/Commuter- How Should I Advertise It?

Old 07-03-13, 08:27 AM
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Selling My Clyde Touring/Commuter- How Should I Advertise It?

Not trolling.

I have a 90ish Schwinn-Japan Voyageur, double butted Tange Cro-Mo, 40h/36h wheelset, triple touring drivetrain, front and rear racks, technomic hi-rise stem. The thing is built like a brick outhouse and the catalog weight is 26 lbs. Time to sell, I was thinking about craiglisting it as perfect Clyde road machine, ...a bike that loves to be ridden loaded. But on the other hand I'm thinking that might turn off potential buyers.

What do you think? Should I simply reference it's load capacity, touring capability, or talk it up as a great transition bike for Clydes wanting an overbuilt road bike..or.. perhaps talk it up in terms of being a true touring bike?
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Old 07-03-13, 08:30 AM
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I'd start by posting it in the for sale area here, with a link to this forum assuming mods allow it.
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Yeah but, not so thrilled with dis-assembly & shipping. I've done it a half a dozen times, take it seriously - more seriously than my LBSs would - and then realize I've spent far too many valuable hours fretting over the quality of my packing job. I would prefer someone just come and get it.
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Emphasize that it is a Schwinn from back when Schwinn was synonymous with quality, and that this was Schwinn's TOL touring bike. I would emphasize its ability to do loaded touring. Wouldn't emphasize it as a Clyde friendly bike.
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Old 07-03-13, 12:54 PM
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Yeah but, not so thrilled with dis-assembly & shipping. I've done it a half a dozen times, take it seriously - more seriously than my LBSs would - and then realize I've spent far too many valuable hours fretting over the quality of my packing job. I would prefer someone just come and get it.
"Local pickup or buyer pays LBS to box and ship"

Then all you need to do is drop it the LBS.
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Old 07-03-13, 01:08 PM
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Adrian- was I unclear? I'm not going to subject my buyer to the risk of how some high school student decides to pack the bike at the LBS. If I'm going to ship, I'll do the dis-assembly and packing myself..and rant about it afterwards.

MRT2 - yeah, that makes sense..but: My CL lists 67 hits for touring bikes, and many of them are really are touring bikes, not wannabes. The market seems flooded for that listing right now, one of the reasons I'm over thinking it.
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Old 07-03-13, 08:30 PM
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I wish I had THAT problem... I can't find an LHT within 100 miles... Let alone my size.
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Adrian- was I unclear? I'm not going to subject my buyer to the risk of how some high school student decides to pack the bike at the LBS. If I'm going to ship, I'll do the dis-assembly and packing myself..and rant about it afterwards.

MRT2 - yeah, that makes sense..but: My CL lists 67 hits for touring bikes, and many of them are really are touring bikes, not wannabes. The market seems flooded for that listing right now, one of the reasons I'm over thinking it.
You said you didn't want to do it. I offered a solution. Apparently that was a bad idea.
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If it has touring geometry, I would not advertise it as a "road machine." To me, that implies a zippier ride than you get with a bike with true touring geometry. My former T700 and current LHT, with their long chain stays and relaxed geometry, were/are hardly zippy.

As an aside, I feel sorry for people who don't have access to good LBS. We have had a certain LBS pack both our custom road and stock touring bikes on several occasions. No high school students. Professional mechanics who pack the bikes professionally, with total tube, wheel and dropout protection,
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I ride the same bike...even the same after market stem! I love it. I would advertise it in the touring forum for sale thread. Wherever you advertise be sure to mention all the great braze ons as the early 80's Voyageurs didn't have them. I would also mention the 27 inch wheel size if yours has the original wheels which it sounds like it does from your description.
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Sorry to be snippy. I have a hot button when it comes to the LBS matter, I wish we had one that was trustworthy.

Yeah, luv that original 27" wheelset. Well, it sounds like "tourer" straight up, full description. From the appearance of the local market I guess I'm resigned to think about dis-assembly & shipping. I'll give it a week or two on CL and then open it up. CL - blah, here comes the 'buyers' asking if I would consider trading it for an xBox.
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Sorry to be snippy. I have a hot button when it comes to the LBS matter, I wish we had one that was trustworthy.
No worries. Stay safe!
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Size?
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Size?
21" square, with a 100m stem. I figure it should be a decent fit for riders between 5'9" and 5'11" which gives me a good market to play to.

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Too small for me... Way too small.
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Just a quick moderator note - if you do decide to list it for sale in any of the forum for sale sections, you'll need an upgraded membership. Selling is reserved as a perk for those who support the forum.
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