|'99 Litespeed Natchez||pkompath|
Aug 17, 2002 8:08 PM
|Is this a good deal for $1000? 105 components and Look Aero fork (carbon or steel fork). Dont know make of wheels.|
|If you're referring to the one on Ebay.....||chinpokomon|
Aug 17, 2002 8:54 PM
|being sold by firstname.lastname@example.org, I'd be very, very suspicious. He's been selling several bikes at dirt cheap prices. I first noticed his Trek auctions: A 5200 for Buy It Now $1100, and a 5700 Buy It Now $1300. The guy claims he had a bike rental business that was unprofitable, and has to get rid of the bikes to pay off his credit line. I sent him a few emails asking why the warranties on the Trek were only for a year when they should be lifetime warranties, and also why he listed bike as having Rolf Sestriere wheels when the picture showed Mavic Ksyriums. In his reply, he failed to answer my questions, except to repeat that he had a bike rental business, and he went on to say that pictures aren't important, only the description matters.
Here's the important part, though. I contacted the winning bidder of the Treks to see if he really got a good deal. It turns out he only bid on them because he lives in the Newark area, as well. His plan was to only pay for them after seeing them in person. Well, the seller said that there was no way for a local pick up and wanted him to transfer the payment to an account in Spain. Read into this what you want, but it sounds too fishy for me. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
|If you're referring to the one on Ebay.....||pkompath|
Aug 18, 2002 3:06 AM
|If Ebay's rating system works, then he seems to be an honest person. You are right about the Treks' being underpriced.|
|If you're referring to the one on Ebay.....||Fez|
Aug 18, 2002 4:27 AM
|in the feedback he was listed as the buyer. he could have been buying 25cent figurines, so take the rating system for what its worth. it doesn't comment on him selling multithousand dollar bikes.|
Aug 18, 2002 9:15 AM
|All of his feedback are from auctions where he was the buyer, not the seller.|
Aug 18, 2002 12:07 PM
|There is a NEW, never used Natchez @ a lbs near here for <2K, and I think it was built w/ Ultegra. 59cm c-t.|
|Maybe a little high||jtolleson|
Aug 18, 2002 9:18 AM
|When I started thinking about selling my 99 Catalyst (a frame up from the straight-gauge Natchez and equipped with Ultegra, not 105), I decided that the market could only support about an $1100 price tag despite that the bike is low miles.
Bottom line is that the used bike market is really soft, and 105-equipped straight gauge ti is still about an $800 proposition, IMO.
Not to venture into spam-land but I still have the Catalyst. It is a 55cm measured c-t.