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Getting Ready To Sell A Slingshot Road Bike

Old 07-20-09, 05:15 PM
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Getting Ready To Sell A Slingshot Road Bike

I'm getting ready to sell my slingshot road bike and am unsure what is a fair asking price. From what I am told it is a late 90s model. It has a carbon fork, Shimano 600 components, newer tires, mavic rims. The front wheel is true, and the rear is at the LBC getting a few new spokes, new cassette and trued. The frame is in great shape with just a few scratches. What do you think is fair?


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And it appears to be a folder as well.......Pretty cool unique bike. Anyone know anything else about it?
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thats a very cool bike I recall the old days with that and a Mt bike version....rare...Most will laugh I luv it....Did you buy it new? It is 10-15 yrs old......what are you selling the frame or the entire bike
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Its a real cool vintage bike. I didn't buy it new. I'd like to find someone local that is interested in the entire bike that will taking good care of it.
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what is your location? cool bike mayeng


maybe it's not old enough, but consider dropping by C&V maybe?
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That thing is awesome. Although at #215, I'd be scared to ride it.
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Man, I'd buy that just to commute on it and take it with me for trips since it's a folder.

That's awesome!

What size is it? It looks like it's my size which is not good since I've spent too much money lately heh.
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Tree Fiddy. 56-58cm you got a deal.

Seriously, difficult to value because it's sui generis.

Many will say WTF. But a few will think its very cool. Find the right person in the latter category and you score.

Don't and Tree Fiddy doesn't look so bad.
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No size on the frame, but it seems like a med/lrg.
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I'd say it is a 58 frame.
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merlin, since when is wild irish rose considered a recovery drink.
Surely, you've seen the South Park Loch Ness Monster episode?
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My extensive head tube analysis says 52-53 tops.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
Surely, you've seen the South Park Loch Ness Monster episode?
just did.

South Park is past my bed time.
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Originally Posted by matthai5
I'd say it is a 58 frame.
That looks too small to be a 58. How are you measuring?

If you measure it, can you do it from the headtube to the seatpost in a plane parallel to the ground? That should give the top tube length, which is what matters most.
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