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Old 09-09-05, 06:49 PM   #1
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Fair Market Value Kuwahara Caravan

I have been looking at an old touring bike a Kuwahara Caravan and I am hoping someone can give me an opinion as to fair market value. The bike is late 1980's era and is in excellent condition. A description of the bike is
Kuwahara Caravan

* Lugged steel loaded touring bike
* Ishiwata EXO Cr-Mo Quadruple Butted tubing
* All Shimano components
* 6-speed index downtube shifters
* Triple front - 50/44/28......13/30 rear
* Ukai 700c, touring wheels: 36h-front, 40h-rear
* Sansin Gyromaster hubs
* Shimano SLR break levers
* Cantilever brakes*
* 170mm cranks
* Nitto classic style drop bars
* Cinelli Cork tape
* Braze-ons: front rack eyelette and mid fork, front fender eyelette
rear fender and rack, chainstay spoke holder, three bottle holders.

Thanks for your opinions
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Old 09-09-05, 09:15 PM   #2
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If you wish to get maximum value out of it, put it on ebay. Otherwise I'd say you could probably get 100-200 for it. Depends on the frameset and what people are looking for. Old 70's Masi road bikes fetch a mint, but an old touring bike, well... Although I watched a Trek 720 touring bike go for $400 last year. (I was trying to score it). Clean bike too, guy who bought it was local to me, and I got to saw what I lost. If you don't go ebay, and services your area, you could sell it there too.
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I stumbled across this dressed up classic, all ready to tour (no affiliation whatsoever)
Pretty sweet looking ride w/tonsa extra stuff.
Nishiki Touring rig
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