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Is he asking too much

Old 09-30-10, 06:55 AM
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Is he asking too much

My buddy is selling this FSA Gossamer aluminium Tandem crankset Mega Exo BB on Ebay for $350. This is the captain and stoker cranksets. He bought them with the intent of putting them on his Cannondale for he and his wife. The just found out they're going to have a baby and its been declared that the tandem and bits need to find a new home.
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Old 09-30-10, 07:20 AM
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Webcyclery has them for $411, shipped. I would generally look for a deeper discount than that when I look on eBay. But sometimes I don't get what I'm looking for. There's another ebay seller that has front and rear separately for under $300 (combined) "or best offer".
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Old 09-30-10, 09:05 AM
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I just got a nice, used full set of Ultegra Octalink tandem cranks, + chainrings, on Ebay for under $100, as a point of reference.
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Old 09-30-10, 09:31 AM
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Going off on a tangent, your buddy really needs to consider getting rid of the tandem. The tandem can be a great family activity. 6 months from now, kid in a trailer, few years from now kid on a trail abike behind the tandem, and or kid as stoker.

Having a kid, is a reason to get a tandem, not get rid of one.
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Merlin, +1!
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Old 09-30-10, 01:34 PM
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Over the past 6 months I have been selling quite a few bike parts on Ebay one of them being an SLK tandem crankset.
I found if I set the price a little high I would get lots of views and watchers but no buyers.
Then by lowering the price a little bit, boom, sold.
There is always a threshold price which defines where the market is willing to buy or not.
If you are willing wait for a long time the "right" buyer may come along and pay the higher price.
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Thanks for the input. I'd like for him to keep the tandem but his spouse is adamant about not riding for at least another year. Child number 1 is just over a year old and child number 2 is due in April. He was excited about the tandem but his wife is much more excited about the babies.
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Old 10-01-10, 09:30 AM
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Sell the crankset if he has to, but keep the tandem.
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If the captain's cranks are 170mm (unlikely, but there's always a chance) then please tell him that I'd be interested (given the right price).
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