Orbea Larrau

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  1. dennydug

    dennydug New Member

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    [​IMG] Hey Guys, Got this from a friend but I want to give him something for it - any ideas on how old it is or what it's actually worth? He's giving nothing away and I don't want to go too crazy without knowing something about it Thanks
     
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  2. alfeng

    alfeng Well-Known Member

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    12+ years old ...
    • ~ $350 +/- ... Some people would NOT pay anything close to that for the bike ...
    Nonetheless, the bike (as pictured) could possibly be worth more despite the Shimano SORA (?) shifters.
     
  3. oldbobcat

    oldbobcat Well-Known Member

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    It's a pretty generic made-in-Taiwan aluminum frame with a Spanish brand with 8-speed Sora, and it doesn't look like it's been maintained or tuned for the hand-off. $250 will preserve the friendship and not leave you feeling high and dry.
     
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    alfeng Well-Known Member

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    FWIW. As a non-sponsored rider, I feel that if a frame isn't new-or-vintage steel then it may as well be generic made-in-Taiwan aluminum ...

    Why pay more?!?

     
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    I wasn't trying to be a snob, I was looking out for the OP's fiduciary interests. It's a 12-year old entry-level road bike with entry level components.

    What would you pay for a 12-year-old Trek 1000?
     
  6. alfeng

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    I did NOT think that you were trying to be a snob ...

    I was just wanted to note that aluminum (in particular) & steel frames are more than adequate for most of us ...

    BTW. Although the pulleys show a lot of wear, I don't quite know how you could tell the condition of the bike at the "hand-off" based on the picture!

    As far as a 12 year old Trek 1000 (presuming the frame is the right size for the rider AND the condition is subjectively good-to-very-good) ...

    • frame-and-fork (+ headset) ... $100 +/-
    • wheels/tires ... $60+
    • non-shifter components (derailleurs/cassette/handlebar/saddle/seatpost/etc.) ... $120 +/-
    • SORA shifters ... $65+ (which would be sold on eBay & replaced with a set of 10-speed Campagnolo shifters!!!)

    So, that's roughly $345 ...

    If the pedals AND shoes were included, then that could certainly be another $50+ ...

    Now, I realize that the DEALER COST could have been OR was probably as-low-as-or-lower-than $350 for the bike when it was new, but most of us don't have the luxury of paying only the dealer cost ...

    so, I hope you will grant that your perspective is different, and vice-versa.
     
  7. oldbobcat

    oldbobcat Well-Known Member

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    We're somewhat in agreement here. I wouldn't even consider buying a used 12-year-old carbon frame. We agree that this is a decent bike in need of a happy rider and some TLC. The rest is just money.
     
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