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San Rensho pursuit/ what's it worth?

Old 12-30-08, 03:15 AM
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San Rensho pursuit/ what's it worth?

Okay, I need to part with this thing. I love it but don't need it. I just need some honest opinions on how much its worth or how much I should be able to sell it for?
Some specs: (more to come)
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rear:120 700c carbon disc sew up
front:100 24" carbon disc sew up
the chrome under paint has definitely saved the frame from rust. It could be ridden as is or repainted.
will be sold with everything shown minus seatpost/saddle/handlebars/stem/




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Old 12-30-08, 03:36 AM
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btw, it has track droupouts. its not a conversion


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Old 12-30-08, 07:33 AM
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Well you got a deal on it a few months ago. Don't be an *******, someone would kill for that. Sell it for what you paid, which wasn't a whole lot IIRC.
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Old 12-30-08, 07:50 AM
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Let the people decide. Put it on ebay with a reserve of $600, see where it goes from there.
You'll make plenty of money, don't worry.
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Old 12-30-08, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by p*****ypride View Post
Well you got a deal on it a few months ago. Don't be an *******, someone would kill for that. Sell it for what you paid, which wasn't a whole lot IIRC.
+1 to this sentiment. The bike gods are offended when they send you a gift and you try and profit from it. If you sell this for what you paid for it, you will find another good deal comes your way. The bike gods will reward you for your generosity. However, if you sell this to a poor sucker for more than it's actually worth, you will find all the good deals have dried up and you'll end up paying retail for everything.
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Old 12-30-08, 08:43 AM
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Well it has almost no value as a race bike, which leaves as a collector's item or a hipster bike. As a collector's item it looks like the fork is in really bad shape, and you kill the value by parting out the cockpit. As a hipster bike it's probably worth $800 or so since it needs new wheels.
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Old 12-30-08, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by TDHK View Post
btw, it has track droupouts. its not a conversion


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Track ends. Dropouts let a wheel drop out. Track ends do not.
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Old 12-30-08, 10:19 AM
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It aint worth squat if you are taking the period correct parts off the bike. The post/bars are all integrated into that frame for a reason.
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Old 12-30-08, 10:35 AM
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i agree with what's been said a couple times already. don't part it out. it was made to go together like that, and even if you don't give a **** about keeping the bike in original condition, the price will drop more by selling it without those components than they are worth. the whole is greater than the sum of it's parts.
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dont part it out and dont be ashamed to sell it for its worth.
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Originally Posted by adriano View Post
dont part it out and dont be ashamed to sell it for its worth.
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Old 12-30-08, 11:12 AM
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dont part it out and dont be ashamed to sell it for its worth.
i definitely agree.
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Old 12-30-08, 12:27 PM
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what size is it, and how much do you want for it?

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How do y'alll know how much he paid for it in the first place?
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Originally Posted by zacked View Post
Well it has almost no value as a race bike, which leaves as a collector's item or a hipster bike. As a collector's item it looks like the fork is in really bad shape, and you kill the value by parting out the cockpit. As a hipster bike it's probably worth $800 or so since it needs new wheels.
this guy wins
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Old 12-30-08, 01:22 PM
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i have never ever seen such a unanimous, peaceful thread on bikeforums.
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
How do y'alll know how much he paid for it in the first place?
There was a big thread about it either in here or t arck b ike over the summer. IIRC it definitely wasn't over a few hundred dollars.
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Old 12-30-08, 01:57 PM
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i'd give you a couple hundred for it if you would sell for around how much you paid. I could certainly use a second bike for school next year.
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Old 12-30-08, 02:32 PM
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btw, it has track ends. its not a conversion

tt (c-c): 56

st (c-t) 54.5


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Also, I notice that some of you have commented on its paint and the chrome. I actually am able to get it repainted and rechromed for a small amount. Do you think this in pristine condition would affect the price MUCH more? Also as far as the period parts, the rear is a freewheel only (no fixed possible), the bars had to be cut off (long story) and the seat post fell to pieces as soon as I took off the saddle. Also, no dents. A few more things to note, aero down tube (teardrop), golf shaft thin top tube and curvy tubes F-ing everywhere.

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Old 12-30-08, 02:53 PM
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If you were to get some decals (hard to find, but not impossible) have the frame stripped, repaired, and repainted, and have the fork stripped, re-chromed, and polished, you'd find that the amount your price could increase would be just about the same as the money you spent getting it to look like new.

Of course, once you did that, you'd probably fall in love with the bike all over again and keep it.
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ugh, dont **** with a 3rensho's paint job. leave it as is, please.


if you wanna get some SERIOUS opinions, email the guys from keirin blogspot, njs blogspot, or keirin culture.....definitely not bikeforums. i'd venture to say that .0001% of anyone here as ever seen a san rensho in person let alone ride one.
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Just go ahead and ask for offers on Velospace...
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just ebay it. stop making life difficult.

ed: don't put it on velospace. you're just going to get trashy hipsters trying to lowball you.
ebay will allow a lot of cycling enthusasts to have the opportunity to offer what it's worth to you.
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I'm curious, what vintage is this bike?
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