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what's it worth? 85 c'dale st400, shimano 600, etc...(4 posts)

what's it worth? 85 c'dale st400, shimano 600, etc...JS Haiku Shop
Jun 18, 2002 10:59 AM
1985 cannondale sport-touring 400, i think it's a 58 cm frame.

* shimano 600, double
* bar-end shifters
* 12 speed (six cogs)
* look pedals
* spare cassette (wall climber)
* new cables and housing
* original owner's manual
* 27" wheels (not sure on brand of rims, but the original wheelset)
* tires in good/very good condition (still have nubs on them)
* spare set of tires (brand new, still with tags on 'em)
* rack & fender eyelets, throughout

in excellent condition except for a few paint chips. no dings, scratches, scrapes, etc. affecting the frame. i've had great luck in the last 3 years, selling bikes and cycling stuff on ebay. before i auction it, what's it worth?

an '88 model just went for $270 with pannier racks, no pedals, needing tires and bar tape, barely ridden in 5 years (read: anticipate rust, dust & dryrot). the one i have has been babied.

your honest guess-timates are appreciated! disclaimer: this is not an end-run around the RBR classifieds section. it's going on ebay.
re: what's it worth? 85 c'dale st400, shimano 600, etc...Lone Gunman
Jun 18, 2002 12:28 PM
Tough to tell but I will say that my 1990 Schwinn Alu 564, 7 speed DT index was bought new for $400. I would say you are in the $300 to $400 range with what you have.
IMO, that might be a little optimisticcory
Jun 18, 2002 1:44 PM
It will depend partly on what part of the country you're in and how lucky you get with a buyer, but I bought a similar bike, not quite as well-equipped, several years ago for $300. Maybe not, though--road bikes were dead then, and they've made a big comeback around here.
17 yr old ALU frame...HAHASelfPropelled
Jun 22, 2002 2:11 PM
Thats a health hazard man! That frame, if it was ridden averagly, should probably have been recycled like a can 8 years from its purchase. ALU frames are meant to be light n' fast not last. I say the educated buyer wouldn't consider even buying it, or for that matter even riding it.