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Help valuing a second hand carbon bianchi (2005) (please)

Old 07-30-12, 12:40 PM
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Help valuing a second hand carbon bianchi (2005) (please)

Hi folks,

My friend is selling a 2005 anniversary carbon 928. It looks to be in mint condition.

It can be seen here: http://www.bikyle.com/BianchiSaleOld.asp - (53cm 928 Carbon Anniversary frameset)

It comes with:
Dura Ace group set, with FSA carbon crankset & FSA finishing kit
Mavic Ksyrium SL wheels

How much would you expect to pay for this?

Any help would be much appreciated,
Thanks,
Gav
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Old 07-30-12, 12:54 PM
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I haven't seen much of a market for vintage carbon bikes yet, even an anniversary edition like this one. Carbon fiber design has come such a long way since 2005, so even a Pinarello or Colnago from that far back wouldn't be worth much. Dura-Ace has also had two huge revisions since then. In my opinion your friend will be waiting a LONG time to find the buyer willing to pay $1500 for that bike. Under $1000 would probably result in a quick sale, and given the specialty nature of the bike it should be listed on a widely available site like ebay (or here on bikeforums) instead of a local craigslist.

I'd also like to suggest that selling this as three separate packages would yield a quicker sale and higher overall price: (a) drivetrain, (b) wheels, and (c) frameset and other components.
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I agree that he's bound to be a bit disappointed. The 'anniversary' tag adds very little to an otherwise used 7-year-old bike.

The partout route makes sense. SL's and a Dura Ace group can fetch good money. The FSA carbon cranks aren't worth what you might think (especially if they are for the older BB style).

What size is the frame?
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Thanks for the replies - It's a size 53cm
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