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Old 12-25-17, 03:39 PM   #1
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Curve D3 resale value?

I have a Dahon Curve D3. Itís about ten years old. Been stored in my apartment and has relatively low mileage. It looks like a new bike for the most part. I have to replace the inner tubes as one did fail recently, but other than that itís in great shape. My question is, how much would it be worth based on that description.? Iím debating whether to try to sell it or donate it to a womanís shelter that takes donations that can be sold or given to the women and kids.
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Probably get more at the yacht harbor , for the sailing elites..


how much did it cost .. take half.. donating you have a week to possibly get an itemized charitable donation tax credit, deduction.

next year 1/1/18, the level you have to exceed to make a donation deductible doubles..






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You might get $300 for it if you wait a while.
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I'd say $500 is a good place if it has not been used much. It's a rare bike that some folks are looking for for sure. Was going for $700 when last available. Racks and Fenders are available for the bike and the Big Apple tires are considered premium. There have been a few versions of the transmission on the bike. Seems there were both SRAM and Sturmey Archer 3 Speeds available. Upgrading to a 7 or 8 speed is interesting. Could also do 2 speed front to make it 6 speed.
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I know its about him, OP, selling , on this thread..

but, Mr Arnold, a shopkeeper, chiming in, Bene Sugg: look into the new Efneo GTRO looks good , an internal geared 3 speed ,
so needs no front derailleur ..[ Or bracket needed to fit one.. on telescoping behind the BB folding bikes..]
1:1 low a 28t , overdrive 2nd & 3rd, are effectively a 40 & 50t.. Merry Sales Imports picked it up.

Patterson Metro is also a 1:1 28t low, with a '45t' high...

a cable shifted variant in the niche of a Schlumpf speed drive (which uses a 34t chainring at its minimum, 34, '54')...





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I know its about him, OP, selling , on this thread..

but, Mr Arnold, a shopkeeper, chiming in, Bene Sugg: look into the new Efneo GTRO looks good , an internal geared 3 speed ,
so needs no front derailleur ..[ Or bracket needed to fit one.. on telescoping behind the BB folding bikes..]
1:1 low a 28t , overdrive 2nd & 3rd, are effectively a 40 & 50t.. Merry Sales Imports picked it up.

Patterson Metro is also a 1:1 28t low, with a '45t' high...

a cable shifted variant in the niche of a Schlumpf speed drive (which uses a 34t chainring at its minimum, 34, '54')...





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I'm not trying to sell the bike on this thread. I wanted to know it's value.
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Old 12-27-17, 10:26 AM   #7
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you should have no problem selling it for 300
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I know its about him, OP, selling , on this thread..

but, Mr Arnold, a shopkeeper, chiming in, Bene Sugg: look into the new Efneo GTRO looks good , an internal geared 3 speed ,
so needs no front derailleur ..[ Or bracket needed to fit one.. on telescoping behind the BB folding bikes..]
1:1 low a 28t , overdrive 2nd & 3rd, are effectively a 40 & 50t.. Merry Sales Imports picked it up.

Patterson Metro is also a 1:1 28t low, with a '45t' high...

a cable shifted variant in the niche of a Schlumpf speed drive (which uses a 34t chainring at its minimum, 34, '54')...





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I very much like the Patterson Metro. I've got 2 in the shop. That is what I was thinking when I said make it 6 speed (if starting with 3). (46T high I always thought).. Though you can convert it to start with a 46 T-Ring and have your second effective ring be about 73T.

Efneo GTRO looks very interesting. Thank you for the heads up on this #fietsbob !
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you should have no problem selling it for 300
Ok thanks. I was thinking it wasn't worth that much so I'm glad I asked before just giving it away.
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I have a Dahon Curve D3. Itís about ten years old. Been stored in my apartment and has relatively low mileage. It looks like a new bike for the most part. I have to replace the inner tubes as one did fail recently, but other than that itís in great shape. My question is, how much would it be worth based on that description.? Iím debating whether to try to sell it or donate it to a womanís shelter that takes donations that can be sold or given to the women and kids.
New Curve's go for $600US on ebay. I see used ones up here for around $400US on Craigslist every few months.
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