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Not one bid on this, too much?(15 posts)

Not one bid on this, too much?onespeed
May 31, 2002 6:38 AM
I didnt think I was asking a huge amount fo this.
Something that might help.Alex-in-Evanston
May 31, 2002 6:46 AM
Personally, I would like to see close up shots of the damage areas. If they were enough of a concern to returin it to the manufacturer for a checkup, I think they warrant a photo. Otherwise, I think the price is nice. It's my size too.

Not one question was asked.onespeed
May 31, 2002 6:48 AM
I have put up other stuff and responded with pictures right away. That is the way it always works.

I guess it is just too much.
re: Not one bid on this, too much?woodes
May 31, 2002 6:48 AM
Auctions on Ebay can be weird. I've seen bikes with significant scratches go for crazy amounts, while bikes like this (which is beautiful) just sit there. If I was interested in the bike, my concern would be that it's carbon, and has been scratched, etc...I know that seems trivial, esp. since the bike was sent to the manf. for a check-up. I ride Ti and steel and still don't buy into the argument that carbon is fragile. It's been well-tested now for 17 years! The description is excellent. You might want to add that you guarantee satisfaction, and will refund money if the winning bidder doesn't build it up.
I will consider it art and hang it on my wall. nmonespeed
May 31, 2002 6:55 AM
I know how you feel..2_cheap
May 31, 2002 7:47 AM
I've tried to sell stuff on Ebay that I thought would do well, only to have no bids. Try again. If it still doesn't sell, it would look cool on an apartment wall!
Way too much,TJeanloz
May 31, 2002 7:09 AM
It breaks my heart to say it, as an Aegis fan, but the resale on an Aegis track bike will be very low. It might behoove you to get a set of road dropouts and market it as a road OR track frame. But still, I wouldn't expect more than $350 or so for it. Which is far less than it's 'worth', but such is the market for a used frame.

What's a new Aegis, $800 or so?
1200 frame only for new Aegis.onespeed
May 31, 2002 7:12 AM
I paid 800 for frame only when I got the new track frame at cost. I still dont think it was too much. Just a lack of interest.

Plain and simple, nobody wanted it.
1200 frame only for new Aegis.PMC
May 31, 2002 7:42 AM
This last spring I bought a new Aegis Aro Svelte with Reynolds pro fork along with a King headset and a Thomson seatpost all for around 900 new at cost. With me not being in the industry and finding that deal, I can see why it didn't sell.

Love the Aegis bikes btw...
I think that would be worse.onespeed
May 31, 2002 7:17 AM
Saying it would be a good road frame would be misleading. There is nowhere to put derailleurs, a back brake or water bottle cage holes on the frame. I am not going to misrepresent an item. I think that would be worse.
May 31, 2002 7:24 AM
Back in the day, which was my last experience with Aegis, the only difference between the road and track model was the dropouts (which were interchangable). Track riders were happy to have the option...
How did they handle the rear spacing?Alex-in-Evanston
May 31, 2002 7:31 AM
Can you put spacers on a track hub to spread it out to 130mm? Wouldn't this kill your chainline?

Curious, because I see Cervelo has a frame they claim is road/track. It has track forks and a hanger. I don't know how it works.

Cervelo has the horizontal dropouts with a der-hanger underonespeed
May 31, 2002 7:35 AM
I dont know how they deal with cables though.
There is still the switchable dropouts but...onespeed
May 31, 2002 7:33 AM
There is no front derailleur braze on, no internal cable routing (no cable routing whatsoever) and no way to put a back brake on. You can switch out the dropouts, but for what reason? You still cant turn it into a road bike.

How long ago was your "back in the day"?
There is still the switchable dropouts but...TJeanloz
May 31, 2002 7:46 AM
We're talking ~6-7 years ago. I really did like that frame, though I ended up (in a move that I regret hugely now) selling it for ~$150 at VeloSwap...