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    Value loss for a road bike?????

    How much value do these things loss over time?

    Lets say a road bike had a MSRP of $800 in 2005, what is it worth now in good condition, low miles?

    I would thing that they hold value for the first year, but then drop fast & eventually leveling off.

    Thanks

    Bill

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    It depends on the brand... Some lose value very quickly while others hold their value very well....

    In general, you are correct...They will hold value for the first year and then drop off.. At a certain point they start going back up....Old steel frames from the 80's are very strong sellers...
    Dave Hickey/ Fort Worth

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    Any one else?

    Found a 2005 Felt F80 listed on Craigs List. The guy listed it for $775, but said he would take $600.

    The MSRP on the bike was $800 in 2005.

    I offered $400-$450.

    Am I out of my mind? Or is he? I think I made a fair offer, but if the Bike is worth more than I would up my offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill2e
    Any one else?

    Found a 2005 Felt F80 listed on Craigs List. The guy listed it for $775, but said he would take $600.

    The MSRP on the bike was $800 in 2005.

    I offered $400-$450.

    Am I out of my mind? Or is he? I think I made a fair offer, but if the Bike is worth more than I would up my offer.
    Your offer was plenty generous.

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    Keep a good bike 30 years and you'll make money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill2e
    Any one else?

    Found a 2005 Felt F80 listed on Craigs List. The guy listed it for $775, but said he would take $600.

    The MSRP on the bike was $800 in 2005.

    I offered $400-$450.

    Am I out of my mind? Or is he? I think I made a fair offer, but if the Bike is worth more than I would up my offer.
    What a great deal he was offering ya.... a whole 25 bucks off of what he paid!

    I bought a bike in March and another one yesterday and am selling the one from March for 150 less then I got it for.

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    I tried to sell a flawless (no **** - not a nick), totally original (original tires and tubes) Klein Stage (1997 MSRP - $900) this year for $350. No interest on Craigslist.

    After a week or so, it hit me: What the #$%^ am I doing?!?! I pulled the ad. Whew. Keeping the bike.

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    I think bikes, as an investment, make cars look good.
    Before you criticize someone walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them you'll be a mile away & you'll have their shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Versatile
    I think bikes, as an investment, make cars look good.

    My wife agrees with that statement
    Dave Hickey/ Fort Worth

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    The only time a bike losses value is when you stop riding it.
    Joined the other team in the name of the economy

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    What? Me worry?
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    In 1980 I owned a pristine Guerciotti with all Campy Super Record components. It was a team bike so I got it for the wholesale cost of any special components I wanted.... less than $100 as I recall. In 1990, like a moron, I sold it for $500 to the son of a friend who wanted to try racing. Similar bikes of the same vintage are now going for about $2000. Even figuring inflation on $500 from 1990 to now, I still lost big money on the deal.

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