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Bike Valuation Question(3 posts)

Bike Valuation QuestionJaybo
Apr 24, 2002 12:38 PM
I have a GT Road bike that I built from scratch. I'm wondering what it is worth. I really don't like road biking. Sorry guys and gals. Here is the breakdown of parts:

2001 GT ZR 4 frame w/ proprietary GT carbon fork
Ultegra: crank, hubs, chain, shifters, bottom bracket, and front derailleur
105: brakes and rear derailleur

Avocet 02 seat
Titec alloy post
Bontrager Race Stem
WTB Momentum headset
Axial Performer tires
Mavic Open Pro rims with 14/15 DB spokes
ITM 260 bar
Look pedals

The bike weighs slightly under 20lbs with pump. It is a beautiful bike that handles great. It only has 150 miles on it. I'm a mountain biker who just doesn't have time for this bike. Any ideas on what it is worth?
Why don't you like road riding? (nm)mixinbeatz
Apr 24, 2002 12:42 PM
Give it more of a chancepmf1
Apr 24, 2002 12:49 PM
150 miles isn't very far to ride a bike and decide you don't like it. I rode mine more than that last week. You should try riding it a bit more and see if it grows on you. Lots of mtn bikers ride road bikes. Most mtn bike pros ride more on the road than off the road. Floyd Landis, of the U.S. postal team started his career as a road bike racer.

If you need some more motivation, consider that a used bike, even one in very good condition with low miles, sells for much less than a new one. If you can get 70% of what you paid, you'd be doing well.