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Old 10-13-15, 10:26 AM
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What do you think it's worth?

1990 Allez Epic, with a set of matching carbon fiber wheels. This is the aluminum lugged version. The wheels were purchased roughly 1995. The original equipment was Shimano Ultegra 600, and many of the components are still 600 group. Exceptions, upgraded about 5 years ago to 600 brakehood shifters over down tubes. The rear derailleur is RX100, and the bottom bracket is Durace. Includes a set of nice Mavic SUP wire wheels.

Need to emphasize this bike has many miles, ridden 200-300 per week for most of the 90's. Ridden hard but cared for well.

Any thoughts?
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Old 10-13-15, 01:17 PM
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Old 10-13-15, 01:22 PM
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Old 10-13-15, 01:45 PM
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Cool bike. You might get a better response here:
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries
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Okay, I'll bite. I'm not really knowledgeable about these bikes, but there were a few niche attempts at introducting carbon fiber. Bonded with aluminum lugs? So, kind of an oddity, isn't it? Any collector value is in the frame, I'm guessing.

First, swap out the fugly carbon wheelset for the traditional box section alloy wheels. Sell the carbons separately. Check eBay recently sold ones to see what they might fetch. List immediately on Craigslist and simultaneously on eBay.

The season is winding down in North America, so you'll be looking for someone who really is seeking this bike. 7-speed or 8-speed 600 brifters? Folks like those. Maybe part them out separately and put the DT shifters back on?

- 3-spoke wheels separately - $100?
- brifters separately $100?
- remaining bike - $275 all cleaned up and working nicely, with good photos.

$475 with some work on your part...
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Old 10-13-15, 01:57 PM
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Here are a couple craigslist ads for similar bikes. These aren't mine, and I'm not shilling for the seller(s), but as an Allez owner myself, the word Allez catches my eye on CL and I remember seeing these.

Asking $400: https://denver.craigslist.org/bik/5210222065.html

Asking $250: https://rockies.craigslist.org/bik/5244396733.html
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Old 10-13-15, 03:00 PM
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Did you try BicycleBlueBook.com?
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Before I lurked among this group of retro grouches, I thought these carbon bonded frames would make a great neo-classic project. I've since been scared away by the number of negative experiences people have had with these frames failing over time. I think $400 would be top dollar you might get. Probably more like $250. I agree with swapping out wheels and selling those separately.
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Evidently I put in the wrong place, thanks for moving, and thanks for the replies, J
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$250-$300 tops....it's older "iffy" stuff- not the good old C&V stuff...and not modern- It's from a time of transition ('specially the wheels- although they look neat) in which new things were being tried out and not yet perfected/the technologies were still in their infancy....and tended to have high failure rates. There's lots of good stuff from the 90's out there for the same money- I'd avoid the "state-of-the-art (at the time)" stuff, which was pretty much experimental.
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I actually like the look of the bonded carbon to aluminium lugs. I think that one has a lot of miles though at around 200,000 to 220,000 miles assuming the owner rode it 250 miles or so every week for 20 years, that's a lot of miles for any frame. I would avoid it.
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