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How much is 7spd worth??(9 posts)

How much is 7spd worth??spdplayr
Dec 3, 2001 1:10 PM
Ok. I have a total set of 105 7 speed stuff to sell but i have no idea what to ask for it. It's all in immaculate shape except for the 170 cranks which have some scratches. I have front and rear derailleurs, cranks, brake levers, shifters, Araya rims with 105 hubs --very true-- (rear just rebuilt), 11-23 cassette, Continental tires and tubes (plenty of life, and cables. What would be reasonable to ask for all of this? Please note that I am not trying to sell in this forum i just need advice.
Thanks in advance!
Gotta find somebody who wants it.cory
Dec 3, 2001 4:10 PM
That sounds obvious, but I think its value depends on finding somebody who wants 7-speed for a specific reason. There are questions posted here every once in awhile from people looking for parts for a restoration or just to get an old bike running again. Purely as a driveline, you can get Tiagra or 105 so cheap these days that i can't see anybody spending much on seven-speed.
People will pay on EbayDave Hickey
Dec 3, 2001 5:06 PM
Post it on ebay. You can always put a reserve($200-$250?) price on it. There are people looking to restore older bikes who would be willing to pay good money for that group. It this the group that is anodized greenish-blue?
People will pay on Ebayspdplayr
Dec 3, 2001 5:12 PM
No. Only my headset is and i'm gonna keep that. I think, though, even though 105 and Tiagra is cheap that it is def. not as cheap as just retaining the 7spd on a training bike. I know b/c i just switched over on mine, thus the excess baggage. Thanks for the advice everyone!
fat chance......Pablo Escobar
Dec 3, 2001 7:27 PM
now is a hard time to reach any good prices on ebay. what makes ebay so lucrative is for all the warm weather enthusiasts who aspire to get thin and healthy.... and end up selling it back at far lower prices.

and also....

of all those restorers not many will opt for shimano 105 as its always been the lesser appreciated groupset. it works great but no-one wants it.

and for those ebayers who are buying for a cheap bike set-up that works well most are after newer stuff (at least 9 speed) unless its a cheapie option.

i would predict it would not reach its reserve if it was set at $200 without any doubts.

you can choose to put it on as a group build kit or sell it all individually with no reserve. i think you would get more money to part it up and make mention in your ad that you have other parts for auction as well.
your probably right unless you sell individuallyDave Hickey
Dec 4, 2001 7:58 AM
If you break the group apart, you'll probably get a total of $200 for the lot
re: How much is 7spd worth??Rob
Dec 3, 2001 11:19 PM
Email me, I am interested in it. radilaman4360@excite.com
Your email doesn't workspdplayr
Dec 5, 2001 4:28 AM
i tried emailing you at this email address and i keep getting it sent back. then i figured it might be "radialman4360" from school and i got no response.
gimme a call at 717-871-6272 or email me at david_bibiloni@mail.lampstras.k12.pa.us if you still are interested.
re: How much is 7spd worth??grandpa_m
Dec 4, 2001 7:35 AM
Probably not much. I've had a Ultegra group less
hubs but with brake calipers in xlnt cond in the
Marketplace for $300 and cant sell it. And its
nine speed. Good luck to you!