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Selling a Bike on Ebay. Short riders need not look.(7 posts)

Selling a Bike on Ebay. Short riders need not look.lacofd33
Mar 18, 2003 12:31 PM
I just posted a Custom Built bike on Ebay with Full Campy Record 10speed for Big Tall riders. If it doesn't sell what other ways can I advertise it?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2718464606
re: Selling a Bike on Ebay. Short riders need not look.gregario
Mar 18, 2003 12:51 PM
It would be extremely helpful if you put the frame measurements in the ad, seat tube, top tube...I'd like to know.

Why are you selling it?
Bike Specslacofd33
Mar 18, 2003 1:17 PM
I talked to Carl Strong to get frame measurements and he said the Bike Size. Seat tube measurement Center to Center is 62cm. Top tube is 56 Center to Center. Head tube extension is 25mm above top tube. I will try to put this into my ebay ad. Thanks for the help.
Why Sellinglacofd33
Mar 18, 2003 1:24 PM
Honestly just because I never ride anymore. (work, wife, kids etc) I have not ridden at all this year. I just figure I could use the money rather than have it sit in the garage.
sellinggregario
Mar 18, 2003 1:39 PM
I've sold a few bikes over E-bay and as long as you're realistic in what your asking price is you will be successful. Having said that however, you have a rather large bike suitable for someone with long legs and a proportionally shorter torso (I'm in the same boat as I have a custom Anvil with a slightly sloping top tube. Mine has something like a 62.7cm seat tube and 57.4 top tube, with a small head extension). So your customer base may be smaller than average. You will find that unless your bike is a highly desired name (Colnago) or model you may be disappointed. Then again, you could get a two or three bidders fighting against each other and the price may go higher than expected. Look for most of the bidding in the last few minutes. There are other places to post bikes for sale, one of them is this site. Do a search on google for bike classifieds.
Thankslacofd33
Mar 18, 2003 1:51 PM
re: Selling a Bike on Ebay. Short riders need not look.GregJ
Mar 18, 2003 3:56 PM
I think you may have trouble selling this bike, but I wish you the best. If it does not sell this round, I would suggest selling the frame/fork and headset seperately from the components and wheels. Try the classifieds here on this site as well.