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Help w/ setting a reasonable asking price for my Trek 2500

Old 12-16-08, 09:46 AM
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Help w/ setting a reasonable asking price for my Trek 2500

I hope this isn't an inappropriate posting topic . . . but I've decided that I really should sell my tremendously under-utilized 1999 (I think) Trek 2500. My problem is, I have absolutely no idea of what a reasonable asking price would/should be (thinking I would post it in the bike forums classifieds & craigslist) - I was hoping the folks here could give me some thoughts.

For those of you not familiar with the 2500 -- here are a few specs (from what I remember):

- Alpha SL aluminum frame with Icon carbon fork
- Dura-Ace drivetrain & brakes
- Rolf Vector Pro wheels
- ugly as sin (red/white/blue paint job with gold rolf wheels)

The bike is in really good condition (I probably only rode it 1000 miles in the eight years I've owned it) and is completely original except for the stem which was recalled by Trek (even still has the original red bar tape & red-sidewalled tires).

Thanks in advance
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Old 12-16-08, 11:16 AM
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I would look forcompleted listings on eBay to get an idea. My experience has been I get more if I part a bike out. More trouble but worth it. Clean all the parts and take clear pictures of them and list them.
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Old 12-16-08, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by LtSPD2000 View Post
I would look forcompleted listings on eBay to get an idea. My experience has been I get more if I part a bike out. More trouble but worth it. Clean all the parts and take clear pictures of them and list them.
I've noticed the same thing (as 55/Rad will also tell you). In fact, it's how I'm selling my Orbea right now. (Actually, I've got it listed whole and parted out simultaneously.)
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just give it to me.
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Old 12-16-08, 12:42 PM
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if it's 9 speed DA, apparently that stuff is worth decent money
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It is the 9spd group - does that spark any thoughts on appropriate value.

Thanks for everyone's advice -- I see the logic in parting out although I'm not sure if I'd be up for the additional investment in time (I have to face facts, I should have sold this more than four years ago as I think it's been that long since I rode it -- I'd probably still not be selling it but I need the parking space for another ride).

I'll keep an eye out on eBay,etc. for comps!

Cheers,

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Old 12-17-08, 03:09 PM
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I sold a similar vintage 2300 (lots of miles on it) two years ago for around $550 on craigslist.
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