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Old 05-27-15, 08:52 PM
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Need help with a purchase please!

I just moved to the city and got a cheap used bike ($200) to get around (after not bicycling for a decade). I quickly grew to love biking around the city for travel and exercise; sure enough I forgot to lock it up one night and it was stolen. Lesson learned.
I'm looking to buy another used hybrid bike and am upping my price range a bit because I enjoyed my last bike so much and would like something a bit better (my price range is still very limited though).

The bike I'm looking at is a 2011 model Jamis Allegro 1x.
I really like the look of it, but am looking for some help in deciding on what it's worth as I still am just learning.
They're asking $450 or best offer, I was thinking of offering $400. I'll paste the description below.
All help is much appreciated!


Here's the add:
Looking to sell my Jamis Allegro 1X hybrid bicycle
It is the 2011 model in great condition with 23" frame
Specifications are the following:


Frame 6061 aluminum triple butted main tubes with hydroformed top and down tube, taper guage S bend stays, replaceable derailleur hanger, chainstay disc brake mount and seatstay rack mounts.
Fork SR/SunTour NEX-4110-V2, aluminum lowers, coil spring with preload adjustment, 63mm travel.
Headset Internal Cup Aheadset, 1 1/8.
Wheels Alex DC25 disc-specific double-wall alloy rims, 32H, with Formula disc hubs and 14g stainless steel spokes.
Tires Vittoria Randonneur Trail, 700 x 35c with reflective sidewall stripe.
Derailleurs Shimano Acera M360 SGS rear and M191 bottom pull front.
Shiftlevers Shimano Acera Rapidfire Plus SL-M360, 24-speed.
Chain KMC Z7.
Cassette Shimano CS-HG40, 8-speed, 11-32.
Crankset FSA Dyna Drive triple, 48/38/28T, 175mm.
BB Set Sealed cartridge, 68 x 110.5mm.
Pedals Full alloy platform, toe clip attachable.
Brakeset Tektro IO mechanical disc brake, Tektro alloy levers and 160mm 6-bolt rotors.
Handlebar Jamis butted 6061 alloy riser bar, 31.8mm x 10 sweep x 600mm.
Stem NVO Components adjustable threadless system (ATS) aluminum stem, TM-3, 105mm (19), 115mm (23).
Grips Dual Compound trekking.
Seatpost Jamis alloy micro-adjust, 27.2 x 350mm
, alloy clamp with QR seatpin.
Saddle Jamis Touring with SL top and satin steel rails, gender specific.
Size 19", 23"
Color Monterey Red/Pearl White

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Old 05-27-15, 09:25 PM
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I don't know your market but I wouldn't pay that for it.
JAMIS Allegro Sport Hybrid Bike - Eastern Mountain Sports
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Old 05-27-15, 09:33 PM
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In Toronto here so it would be a bit more expensive being in Canada.
Thanks for the input!
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I don't know your market but I wouldn't pay that for it.
JAMIS Allegro Sport Hybrid Bike - Eastern Mountain Sports

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Old 05-27-15, 09:44 PM
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enough to drive to Buffalo NY and EMS?
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Old 05-27-15, 10:07 PM
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It's more the exchange rate tax and duty. Turns into $600 pretty quickly with our low dollar right now.
I'm kind of maxing out my spending around $400 and was wondering if it was worth that.
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enough to drive to Buffalo NY and EMS?
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Old 05-27-15, 11:51 PM
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New $600

2011 Jamis Allegro 1X - BikePedia

www.bicyclebluebook puts it at 265-272 in like new condition. sorry

2011 Jamis Allegro 1X - New and Used Bike Value
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Old 05-28-15, 05:48 AM
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nope, not worth anywhere near that... face it, it is a 4 year old model, soon the be 5 years old...it was a very cheap entry level bike to begin with...it is worth a bit less than half a new one....like the blue book says...
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Old 05-28-15, 06:59 AM
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You'll be hard pressed to find used bikes at Blue Book prices, but somewhere around 60% of new is a reasonable ball park. I'd personally avoid a bike with low end suspension fork, too. Nothing you need for riding around town; relatively heavy; unreliable.

That said, you can buy a perfectly solid, competent used bike for $400-450; here in the states, anyway. Best of luck.
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Old 05-28-15, 07:10 AM
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Though I really like Jamis bikes, that seems a little too expensive. And like others, I am not a fan of entry level suspension forks, especially on used bikes. I see them as kind of useless on an urban bike, and worse, a potentially expensive part to repair.
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Old 05-28-15, 07:27 AM
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Assuming the bike is in as-new condition, and the new retail price really was around $600.00, I'd be thinking somewhere between $300 and $400.

Are you sure the frame is the right size to fit you? If it's the wrong size, it's not a good deal regardless of price.
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Old 05-28-15, 09:20 AM
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Ok that's a pretty solid consensus, thanks for the input everyone. I'll keep looking
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