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Doing some house cleaning, how much do I sell my 97 GT Karakoram for?

Old 01-17-06, 05:14 PM
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Doing some house cleaning, how much do I sell my 97 GT Karakoram for?

I was thinking setting the reserve on Ebay at 75 bucks and seeing where it'd go from there would be fair.

It retailed for 800 bucks back in 97, and was GT's top of the line XC Hardtail. It's a 17" frame size, steel, and I had a very small spot weld done to reinforce the derailleur hanger when I bent it last year. Welder and bike shop guys concurred that it was structurally sound. I'm selling it without a rear derailleur (gave it to a broke buddy) or chain. I put aftermarket Nashbar V brakes on it to replace the stock cantis. Other than that it's stock with Deore LX - shifters, cranks and brake levers.

I've attached some pics - please tell me what you guys think is reasonable to ask. I'd keep the frame around, but it's a little too small for me and I'm trying to do some heavy duty house cleaning.

http://noahsbucket-o-fish.i8.com/GT%20Sale%20Pics/
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Old 01-18-06, 12:51 AM
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i dunno if youll get 75$ from it, its prety much a decade old. but id try it and see if you get any bidders.
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It would make someone a fine commuter. Well cared for steel frames hold there value better in my mind because they don't "wear out" Slap a rigid fork on that thing and it will outlast the next five aluminum bikes you get so long as you keep the frame from rusting which isn't hard if you know how
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Think I just saw that ride on ebay? Good luck. Can't beleive you're parting with it.
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Old 01-18-06, 04:38 PM
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Think I just saw that ride on ebay? Good luck. Can't beleive you're parting with it.
Yessir, it's on ebay now.
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I'm looking to sell a 2000 Rocky Mountain Element frame. The shock is pretty much done for but the rest is in fine shape. Any ideas on how much?
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Snuffleupagus, I've ridden that bike (a slightly older version thereof).

I think $75 is quite reasonable considering the level of componentry on it and the fact that it's a good steel frame.

A rear derailleur would run maybe $10 at a local bike-co-op so it wouldn't take much to get it running. BTW: I thought the Karakoram had a replaceable derailleur hanger...? Not on the 97 though?
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Originally Posted by af895
Snuffleupagus, I've ridden that bike (a slightly older version thereof).

I think $75 is quite reasonable considering the level of componentry on it and the fact that it's a good steel frame.

A rear derailleur would run maybe $10 at a local bike-co-op so it wouldn't take much to get it running. BTW: I thought the Karakoram had a replaceable derailleur hanger...? Not on the 97 though?
Nope, the d-hanger is not replaceable. I've already gotten some bites on ebay...too bad they're from Australia :/ 400 bucks for shipping just isn't working out.
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donate it to the salvation army...they can get to some kid who did not get anything for xmas
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donate it to the salvation army...they can get to some kid who did not get anything for xmas
If it doesn't sell on ebay I'll prolly do something like that.
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Are those cranks from 1997? I have 1997 Deore LX cranks but mine look like this. A friend of mine has the 5-armed spider version but the actual arm of the crank still looks the same. BTW, I'd gladly buy it for $75 if I wanted a second mountain bike.
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