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Selling my bike- price suggestions?

Old 08-22-04, 09:23 AM
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Selling my bike- price suggestions?

I'm preparing to sell my bike because it's a bit too small for me and I've bought a new bike to take cross-country. But I'm unsure about how much I should ask for it, here are the details:

Women's Mongoose Hybrid, about 3 years old
Front wheel & tire replaced 1 year ago
NEW bottom bracket
NEW shifters
NEW brake pads
comes with rear rack attached

I haven't measured it yet, but I am about 5'8 and the bike is a bit too small for me.

Any suggestions of how much I can ask for this? I was thinking around $100...
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Old 08-22-04, 09:21 PM
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might get that for it...why not keep it as a "rain bike"?
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What was the original price of the bike? Are there dings, scratches, or knicks on the bike? How often have you had the bike serviced?

Whatever the original price of the bike, half it. Then take a good, honest look at the bike and decide if it's worth that. I bought my specialized sirrus for about $600. I would start looking at a price of $300, but I would tack on an extra $100 because I tried to maintain the bike to the best of my abilities, and I upgraded the components to the Shimano 105's. I would probably look for a $400- 450 sale, and I'd probably throw in a basic bike repair kit and some bike books as extras (this is just if you have it). This is a for instance.

I kind of agree with Chili- why sell the bike when you can have a great beater bike? I definitely have downgraded my specialized to my beater bike that I ride in the winter and when it's raining. I have a nice racing bike that I ride in good weather. It really does help prolong the life of my bike, and I am glad I didn't sell my bike. Besides, it was my first real bike, and I just would hate the idea of selling it!

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