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Help me value this used Simonetti...(3 posts)

Help me value this used Simonetti...Roxy
Nov 26, 2001 8:47 AM
I'm interested in buying a used bike from a friend, but neither of us have a clue what it's worth.

It's a few years old, but hardly used, Simonetti aluminum alloy frame (Easton tubing) with carbon forks - Shimano 600 components, and the frame is the same size as my steel road bike, although the Simonetti has longer chain stays, which makes the rear wheel about 2cm back.

Tried to take it for a test ride last night, but was so uncomfortable I couldn't give it a fair shake. The seat sucked, and the reach was too far. So, in addition to the bike cost, I'll have to invest in a new saddle and stem just to see if I like it (not that big of a deal).

I didn't ask what it cost new...does it matter? Would a LBS be able to help me out?

Whaddyathink?

Thanks-
re: Help me value this used Simonetti...cioccman
Nov 26, 2001 9:08 AM
Well, 600 comp. will mean it's about 6 or so years old. I think they moved to "Ultegra" around 96 or so. I've had 600 components and was quite happy. You can easily and relatively inexpensively change to DA 9. Simonetti is a good name and Easton tubing in my opinion is good stuff. What kind of Easton tubing? 7003? Several of my clubmates have Simonettis.

I'm a hardcore aluminum proponent. I love the stiffness and the feel. Value of it? Hmmm..... I'm hesitant about taking a guess..... Sorry.

Just for comparison sake, it is easy for me to get new Italian aluminums, 7005/7003 type for around $800 with carbon fork.

If you're interested in that, let me know.
Some more specifics would helpNessism
Nov 26, 2001 11:20 AM
Info such as how many speeds, what type of rims and tires, what type of Easton tubing, what type of shifters, and anything else interesting. Assuming down tube shifters and 8 speed Ultegra, I think about $500 or so is right.