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Danish bike, need your opinion

Old 12-13-13, 10:54 AM
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Danish bike, need your opinion

Hey everyone,

I've been in Sweden for the past 4 months, but now its time to head home, and that means figuring out what to do with my bike. I bought this Centurion 'Discovery' in Denmark (photo attached). I'm pretty sure I overpaid (500 usd), but all in all it is still a really great bike. So much so that it has sentimental value to me

If I sell it, its looking like I will be making back only $80 or so, as nobody is buying bikes in the winter (and everybody is trying to sell). Also, the rear derailleur is bent, which makes it even a harder sell.

I'm considering shipping the frame to the states, its looking like that will cost $140. What do you guys think? Is this a particularly valuable brand or model, or should I sell it? Aluminum is 7005 series.

And one last question. is it a road or hybrid? With the geometry its a little hard to tell.
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Old 12-13-13, 12:29 PM
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Brands that are more or less unknown in the US don't command any premium here. For some reason, the used-bike sellers insist they're "rare!", which they are, but rare doesn't mean anything unless people are trying to collect one of everything. And they're not.
If it's got sentimental value, ship it back, if not, sell it or donate it and be done.
If you bought it new, check on the derailleur first, it may be easy to get it there and next to impossible here, no telling. It could be the derailleur hanger that is bent. Maybe it could be straightened, maybe not.
I'd call it a hybrid, not sure if there's an exact definition.
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I wouldn't ship the frame...
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Take measurements of the frame with everything off;
fork, rear der., chainrings, seat post, etc. You may be
able to squeeze it in a suitcase.
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I've had my Decathlon roadie for 8 years now. I'm rather sentimentally attached to it.

Decathlon is a goliath big box store in Europe and I was a bike tech for them during their failed stint in the States. The frame is worthless to anyone but me at this point.

If you want to keep it, take the hit and ship it home. Otherwise, sell and move on.
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I wouldn't ship the frame...
Correct. That makes no sense.
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Originally Posted by erkvos View Post
And one last question. is it a road or hybrid? With the geometry its a little hard to tell.
It has V brakes. Which makes it anything but a road bike. It really is a weird frame, straight fork, threaded headset... I would say a modern low-cost european city bike at best.

No one who is willing to construct a road bike or a fixie would be interested in the frame. 500 USD is definitely an overkill but everything costs a lot in Sweden.

Only you can decide how much sentimental value it has. I decided to sell my first real road bike in a heart beat after riding my current Trek.
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Originally Posted by erkvos View Post
Hey everyone,

I've been in Sweden for the past 4 months, but now its time to head home, and that means figuring out what to do with my bike. I bought this Centurion 'Discovery' in Denmark (photo attached). I'm pretty sure I overpaid (500 usd), but all in all it is still a really great bike. So much so that it has sentimental value to me

If I sell it, its looking like I will be making back only $80 or so, as nobody is buying bikes in the winter (and everybody is trying to sell). Also, the rear derailleur is bent, which makes it even a harder sell.

I'm considering shipping the frame to the states, its looking like that will cost $140. What do you guys think? Is this a particularly valuable brand or model, or should I sell it? Aluminum is 7005 series.

And one last question. is it a road or hybrid? With the geometry its a little hard to tell.

Either way, it's not worth much, so bring it home as a souvenir.

I brought my MBK home for no other reason than that, and it's still part of the stable.
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