I’ve come off it once and messed about changing wheels, cranks etc many times so I want to make sure it is running smoothly for whoever gets it. Also it has been sat in my cellar for 2 years, as I had to keep it for my insurance claim when I got knocked off.
I’d hate to sell someone a bike without knowing it was completely safe and working.
There is that
Have a look at what has sold on the timetrialling forum, too.
Mine was a cursory eBay search.
Also…take off anything expensive and replace it with cheaper parts, like 105/SRAM Apex/FSA Gossamer.
I paid £400 for my Exocet II frameset and groupset with no wheels, but with ultegra and DA cranks and a £110 SRAM dinner plate (but it has Apex brakes with are abysmal)
A club mate paid the same and got one of those sexy FSA NeoPro carbon cranksets, which still eBay for £150ish.
The extra parts add zero value to the product, they just help it sell faster
If my trip to Halfords yesterday was anything to go buy, second hand bikes should be fetching good money. They hardly had a bike on the floor and a few signs up saying they were experiencing severe stock problems.
Wheels are a catch 22. Good wheels can help sell the bike but you will rarely get what you could if you sold the separately but that may scupper selling the bike altogether.
When I sold my last TT bike ( through the classified in CW), despite the bike and wheels being 8 yrs old, two things sold it. The brand name of the bike (Pinarello) and the wheels (HED).
When I sell the P3 though, I will buy a new set of cheap allow wheels to sell it as a whole bike but I will keep the 404s to either sell on their own ( if I get a disc road bike) or carry on using them with the Bianchi.
You will get charged a Final Value Fee by eBay, which is 10% iirc. Then there’s the PayPal fee, which is 2.9%ish. You can’t avoid the FVF without doing some dodgy dealing which will probably cost you a Strike.
If anyone is in the market for a good value everyday bike, Mrs FB and me are selling our Isaac Pascal carbon road bikes - mine’s a 56cm frame and red, hers is 49cm and black. Both have Campag Centaur 10 speed triples, Mavic CXP22 wheels with Conti GP4 Season tyres (25mm), Dede bars but finishing kit is slightly different. Seen loads of miles and trips in many countries (Thailand and Colombia included) and have been very very very reliable.
Great as a 2nd bike, commute hack or maybe for someone starting out and looking for a good bike at a bargain price.
PM if of interest. They’re on FB marketplace as well.