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How much is this bike worth?(7 posts)

How much is this bike worth?rayman65
Dec 12, 2002 11:14 AM
The bike is a 55CM Merlin Extra Light with full dura ace componentry, Kestrel EMS Carbon Fiber Front Fork ($350), 110 Syncros Stem, 8 Bend Extendos Handlebar with a Hooker street legal handlebar wing, and Speed Play Titanium Pedals. The wheelset is, Sun (M14A) Purple Anodized Rims with HOPE Titanium Hubs.The frame is in absolutely beautiful condition with only a few minor cosmetic scratches to the decals.
re: How much is this bike worth?No_sprint
Dec 12, 2002 11:18 AM
I'm not going to value it for you. Sorry.

Notes: Those don't look like any DA cranks I've ever seen. I don't know anything about Hope hubs, however, that wheelset is likely old. I bought a set of M14As in 1984? Sold them a few years back for $125. Is it 9 speed?
re: How much is this bike worth?jtolleson
Dec 12, 2002 11:52 AM
My questions were very similar. Without knowing how old (and how worn) the gruppo is it is pretty hard to say. If the componentry is aging, you'd do better (or nearly as well) just selling frame and fork.
re: How much is this bike worth?No_sprint
Dec 12, 2002 11:59 AM
Tell tale sign this thing aint new at all is the Synchros (looks like a quill) stem. I'd dump that thing in a second.

I would suggest getting the serial number and calling Merlin to find out what year the frame is.
Whatever you do, sell the pedals separately....nmchopper
Dec 12, 2002 11:39 AM
A bike is worth what someone will payMGS
Dec 12, 2002 4:05 PM
I'd list it on e-bay with a starting bid of $1000 dollars.

The bike has very little draw except for the frame and the pedals. The fork and components are a mixed lot, and may require changes to meet the needs of the rider.

Since you're looking for feedback as to what you might expect, I'd venture a fair market value at $1250.

Realize that C-40 Colnagos, B-Stay frames, with full Campy setups, three years old are going for only $3000.

Bikes lose at least 50% of there value in under two years, and up to 75% if the components are a mix.
A bike is worth what someone will payMGS
Dec 12, 2002 4:05 PM