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How much is this worth?(6 posts)

How much is this worth?853
Jul 12, 2002 6:47 AM
I have a KHS that I would like to sell so that I can outfit
my new Cannondale w/ Dura-ace. I can't seem to find the time to ride three bikes,so one must go. What do you guys Think it's worth?
2000 KHS 800 - reynolds 853 56cm
carbon fork 1-1/8"
Shimano Ultegra shifters and der. 9 speed
Shimano Dura-ace cranks (older version)
Shimano 105 calipers
Selle italia pro link saddle,ritchey pro bars,Micheline axials,easton ct2 post, ultegra 32 spoke wheels w/ 12-23 dura-ace cassette.

Bought at the begining of last year(2001) and rode it all year till this year when I bought my cannondale, now that's all I ride- Maybe cause it's newer and fits better (it's a 54)
Thanks for the suggestions
$850 nmDougSloan
Jul 12, 2002 6:57 AM
that seems high..... I'd guess $700 max ..... nmJohnG
Jul 12, 2002 7:02 AM
At $531 it might be a steel; $751 & $853 would be highAllisonHayes
Jul 12, 2002 7:09 AM
But you could try $708 or $731 as a starting point. IMHO, as I wouldn't want to metal in your affairs. :)
That would be funny if you knew your Reynolds tubesets....Cima Coppi
Jul 12, 2002 7:34 AM
Reynolds never made a "751" tubeset, they made "753".

You can check out the history of Reynolds here:

http://www.reynoldsusa.com/history/history.html

CC
Damn, you're right. I fatfingered it.AllisonHayes
Jul 12, 2002 7:44 AM
I also should have used the 501 as well. Oh well, if you can't deliver the punch line, get off the stage. Humor aint like horseshoes--no credit for being close. You guys are harsh these days. Must be the heat making you testy.

i "Since 1980 Reynolds has introduced a wide variety of tubing from 501, intended for entry level racing bikes, to the new 853 which is intended to give titanium and composites a run for the money. Reynolds has also introduced both oversized (731os) and internally rifled (708 classic) tubesets to meet the demands of heavier riders and sprinters. They have also expanded the use of 753 tubing to include tandems and mountain bikes. In addition totheir 2 dozen plus steel offerings, Reynolds now offers butted titanium and aluminum tubing.

i "Reynolds has a tradition of being truly innovative, that is they introduce products that are truly new and not just inventing new tubesets for the sake of meeting a demand created by marketing hype. It is, after all, worth noting that over 40 years passed between the introduction of 531 and 753 tubing. It is just such longevity that puts Reynolds in the same class as other notable British companies such as Brooks and Carradice. Such products remain competitive decades after their introduction because of the intelligence of their design rather than the strength of their marketing. They are immune to fashions, fads, and labels (including "retro") and simply continue to be the best products available for a given purpose.