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Old 12-04-16, 07:26 PM
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What's my bike worth?

I apologize if this is in the wrong place.

I'm trying to get a grasp on how much I can expect to get for my bike on craigslist.

It's a 2014 Kinesis Crosslight Pro6 48cm that I built up in December 2014. I've put maybe 700 miles on it since then, however, I'm in need of something with a taller head tube. Mechanically the bike is in great condition, but the shifters and saddle do have some scratches.

Here's a link to some photos https://www.flickr.com/photos/thisis...57676066398820

Here's a list of some of the components

KinesisUK Crosslight Pro6 Frameset
Reynolds Stratus Elite Disc Wheelset
Kenda Smallblack Eight Tires
Specialized Carbon Seatpost
Bontrager 90mm stem
Fizik Arione saddle
FSA compact drop bars
SRAM Apex 10 Speedgroup set w/ Force Yaw front derailleur
WickWerks cyclocross chainrings (I can also include 50/34 road compact chainrings)
TRP HyRd hydraulic brakeset
Yokozuna cables
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Old 12-04-16, 07:37 PM
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Nice color.

It's simple. Just decide the absolute lowest you would take without being totally insulted, and then add 15-20% for negotiating room. On craigslist, prepared to be insulted
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Old 12-04-16, 11:46 PM
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Cool bike. The one thing I see that will hurt you is the size. Really small and really big bikes have a very limited market unfortunately. Hope you can get it sold.
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Yeah hopefully! The bike actually has similar measurements to 52cm road bike as far as reach and stack go. It just has a bit of a compact geometry hence the 48cm seat tube.

Anyone have experience shipping a bike?
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Old 12-05-16, 08:52 AM
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Eh, the size could work for or against you. Sizes on either extreme are not easy to come by, so sometimes that can work to your advantage.

Craigslist? CL is like granola -- full of fruits, nuts and flakes. It's a great looking bike, so with good photos it should go easy. Price is always less than you think.


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Have Patience with CL. You just have to wait till the right person wants the bike.
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You're near a bunch of major metropolitan areas so that helps the price. Post no. 2 has good info on pricing. The rule of thumb on a new bike is 1/2 new but this bike should do better than that given its condition and your location.
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Thanks for the tips guys. The good news is I'm not in a huge rush to sell so I can definitely be patient.
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Originally Posted by thisisbenji View Post
Anyone have experience shipping a bike?
Folks on the Classic and Vintage forum ship bikes all the time. Here's an example post.

BikeFlights tends to be the cheapest, Fedex, UPS, and DHL also offer the service. (Actually, Greyhound can be pretty cheap, too.) Packing it properly is critical, or take it to a bike shop and pay them $40-75 to do it for you.
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