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How much are these components worth?(6 posts)

How much are these components worth?taar44
Jun 19, 2002 2:56 PM
No name bike (Mercier). Are the listed components at least worth $1000?? Thanks.

Frame Reynolds 853 double-butted chromoly
Fork Reynolds Ouzo Comp carbon fiber
Crankset Shimano Ultegra
Bottom Bracket Shimano Ultegra
Pedals None
Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra
Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra
Shifters Shimano Ultegra (Flight Deck Compatible)
Cassette/Freewheel Shimano Ultegra
Chain Shimano
Hubs Ritchey Pro Aero
Spokes Stainless
Rims Ritchey OCR Aero Pro
Tires Kenda Racing 700x23
Brakes Shimano Ultegra
Brake Levers Shimano Ultegra
Handlebar Kalloy Racing
Stem Ritchey Pro Road
Tape/Grip Cork
Saddle Velo Racing
Seat Post Kalloy micro adjustable alloy
Seat Clamp Alloy
re: How much are these components worth?weiwentg
Jun 19, 2002 4:50 PM
if you're very patient, you can get roughly a similar build kit from Abici for less.
frankly, it will be interesting to see if the Mercier frame is up to scratch. everyone is initially leery of unproven, cheap Taiwanese frames (myself included). but when you think about it, 853 steel is 853 steel unless they screwed the welds up.
Taiwanese frames don't all suck..............Justride
Jun 19, 2002 8:44 PM
While having my main bikes frame repainted last winter I purchased a used Univega Modo Volare frame for under a hundred bucks on ebay. I am sure that it was tig welded in Taiwn from a Columbus Thron tube set. I gave it a new powder coat and built it up with an old carbon fork I had laying around. I must confess that it has turned out to be a super good ride. I was really in no hurry to build up my old frame. The Taiwanese can build an inexpensive decent quality frame.
I know. my frame is made in Taiwan.weiwentg
Jun 19, 2002 8:59 PM
what I was pointing out was that frames of unknown provenance (eg, the Scattante, Motobecane et al frames) are viewed with suspicion.
I should have said "generic" Taiwanese frames don't...Justride
Jun 19, 2002 9:09 PM
I should have worded that differently! Maybe I should not think of the Univega as generic but I do. I was surprised by the quality and the ride.
It's worth itLeroy
Jun 20, 2002 2:16 AM
The taiwan-made frame I have is good quality and rides good. It's a Columbus Thron Univega Modo frame like the previous poster's. I keep looking for an excuse to replace it With a new project, but when I ride it I realize it's a bike I want to keep. The frame is very smooth and stable. Odds are your target bike is well made, too. These days a taiwanese frame is a positive, imho. The componentry listed is higher quality than mine, veloce triple, and I paid about $800.00 new over the internet. Just my experience.