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I think I'm going to sell my S2.

Old 05-14-12, 03:26 PM
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I think I'm going to sell my S2.

Last year I was lucky enough to have my 2006 Cervelo Soloist replaced with a brand new 2011 S2. The soloist was supposed to be bike that I didn't have to worry about, heh, oh well. I built it with Force, got a lot of good riding on it, and I like it - it's fast and stiff and light and aggressive.

I like it...but i LOVE my Felt...and lately the Cervelo has just been hanging in my apartment.
So I guess it makes sense to sell it before years pass and it's still the current model.

Would it make more sense to sell the frameset separately or as a complete bike?

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Old 05-14-12, 03:33 PM
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Part it out, in my experience generally when you have a decent build, you'll get more selling the parts vs. trying to sell the bike itself.
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Either way you're likely to lose a sizable chunk of money. It's a carbon frame and you get lifetime warranty that does not transfer to your buyer. I don't know the condition of your bike, but, generally speaking, you'll be lucky to get more than 1300 for a frameset that retails for 2000 new.
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Old 05-14-12, 03:52 PM
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What size is the frame?
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Old 05-14-12, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by eugenek View Post
Either way you're likely to lose a sizable chunk of money. It's a carbon frame and you get lifetime warranty that does not transfer to your buyer. I don't know the condition of your bike, but, generally speaking, you'll be lucky to get more than 1300 for a frameset that retails for 2000 new.
I wouldn't expect to make MSRP, of course. I could easily re-use the Force group. The frame is essentially "like new."

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What size is the frame?
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Old 05-14-12, 03:59 PM
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Won't fit me. I was looking for a 51. I really like the white/red over the black/red.
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Originally Posted by uncrx2003 View Post
Won't fit me. I was looking for a 51. I really like the white/red over the black/red.
Yea, i thought i wanted the black - the white is really striking though. especially with the muted gray Force group - its almost like everything disappears except the frame.
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Old 05-14-12, 04:21 PM
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I'll give you 600 for the whole thing, can pick up tomorrow
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I'd be happy to trade you my Soloist for your S2 ... but you'd be stupid to take me up on it.
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Old 05-14-12, 04:25 PM
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There is a 2009 S2 frame for sale on fleebay. Buy it now price = $1500. Claims that it has never been built up. What should I offer him?
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Originally Posted by uncrx2003 View Post
There is a 2009 S2 frame for sale on fleebay. Buy it now price = $1500. Claims that it has never been built up. What should I offer him?
Let's see. Recent S2 frame sales on ebay (price+shipping):
$1525 (2010, 56 cm, zero miles)
$1502 (2010, 54 cm, 400 miles)
$1270 (2010, 51 cm, "a few light marks")
$1180 (2009, 48 cm, "a few light marks")
$1125 (2010, 56 cm, 2000 miles)
$1015 (2011, 54 cm, minor paint damage)
$860 (2008, 51 cm, "usual wear")

The one you're referring to is 51 cm (that frame size may be a bit harder to move), and the seller is asking $40 for shipping.

On one hand, it is quite possible that it will go for 1450..1500 with shipping.
On the other hand, since it's out of warranty anyway, personally, I'm not sure if I'd pay 1500 for the privilege of being the first person to put miles on it, when I can get a slightly used frame for 1200.

I wonder how hard it is to get a new frame like that one below MSRP at an authorized dealer?
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Old 05-14-12, 06:37 PM
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Parting it out is a lot more work...if you have the time, go that way. if you don't just sell it as a full bie.
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Originally Posted by eugenek View Post
Let's see. Recent S2 frame sales on ebay (price+shipping):
$1525 (2010, 56 cm, zero miles)
$1502 (2010, 54 cm, 400 miles)
$1270 (2010, 51 cm, "a few light marks")
$1180 (2009, 48 cm, "a few light marks")
$1125 (2010, 56 cm, 2000 miles)
$1015 (2011, 54 cm, minor paint damage)
$860 (2008, 51 cm, "usual wear")

The one you're referring to is 51 cm (that frame size may be a bit harder to move), and the seller is asking $40 for shipping.

On one hand, it is quite possible that it will go for 1450..1500 with shipping.
On the other hand, since it's out of warranty anyway, personally, I'm not sure if I'd pay 1500 for the privilege of being the first person to put miles on it, when I can get a slightly used frame for 1200.

I wonder how hard it is to get a new frame like that one below MSRP at an authorized dealer?
Thanks. I emailed him that if it doesn't sell, I'd take it for $1k. He prob won't bite though. Would love to get that frame and built it up.
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Originally Posted by uncrx2003 View Post
Thanks. I emailed him that if it doesn't sell, I'd take it for $1k. He prob won't bite though.
Not a chance.
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Originally Posted by eugenek View Post
Not a chance.
Let's say that he would do it for $1250, would that be a good deal in your mind?
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Old 05-14-12, 10:17 PM
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I traded-up my noodly, 2011 S2 for something MUCH stiffer...............THIS:

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OP...you have a pretty nice build. I would try and sell it complete. If you put it up on Ebay...you should fetch a pretty decent price.

Parting a bike sucks...kinda like a car. Part here, part there. It could take weeks...and you'll end up wondering where the money for the parts went.
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You can always just put the whole bike on ebay for But it Now only, just to see if anyone will buy it.
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Originally Posted by Dilberto View Post
I traded-up my noodly, 2011 S2 for something MUCH stiffer...............THIS:

Lol...I thought you came from a CAAD9?


I have a System also...and its not stiffer and I find it to ride much smoother than my System ever did.
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Turns out the S1 that I was looking at was the correct size. Call up the seller and we agreed on $900. Came to pick up the bike today. Umm, it's pretty much brand new. Just got it home so have not had a chance to adjust anything yet.

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Turns out the S1 that I was looking at was the correct size. Call up the seller and we agreed on $900. Came to pick up the bike today. Umm, it's pretty much brand new. Just got it home so have not had a chance to adjust anything yet.

Hey, just a PSA, be careful with the seatpost collar on that.mine ended up with a crack in the seat tube.
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Lol...I thought you came from a CAAD9?


I have a System also...and its not stiffer and I find it to ride much smoother than my System ever did.
I did...but also acquired an S2/Red. Did not like it. The System with Hollowgrams is way stiffer than the CAAD9...
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Response to OP:

Of course sell it. If it's not the ideal ride for you and you have one that fits you better, shouldn't feel hard without it.

What Felt do you have? I have to say I think Felt's make is a touch better than Cervelo from my experiences. (Cervelo isn't bad).
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Originally Posted by Inertianinja View Post
Hey, just a PSA, be careful with the seatpost collar on that.mine ended up with a crack in the seat tube.
Thanks for the advice. Does Cervelo recommend how much to torque the clamp?
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Cervelos are so over-rated.
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