Buying new which to sell to raise funds?

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AngelinaBallerina
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Buying new which to sell to raise funds?

Postby AngelinaBallerina » Sun Jan 13, 2013 17:03 pm

Not a complete newbie to this forum but failed to get refreshed password so new account.

Wanting to but a Cannondale Supersix 105. Already have two bikes so need to sell one.

Have a Dolan Mythos 50cm with 105. Love the bike though always been a tad too small for me. As I have improved this has become an issue. However, for commuting and winter riding I'd be happy to keep and use on turbo etc. Could swop my commuting pannier rack on to back.

Also have Kona Jake 2011 which I bought to commute and to carry panniers if every I Di C2c etc. At the mo I use to commute and as a winter bike. I find it heavy though and am naughty and end up commuting in nicer months on m Dolan with rucksack instead.

The supersix 105 is for triathlons which I do a lot of. Hope to do uk ironman 2014 and use this year to get fitness up and ready and want to train on bike I will use. Basically a better fitting bike. I'm female and 5'7" and the Dolan is not great for getting down in the drops for long periods of time.

So which do I sell? Dolan frame is carbon and has a fair few knocks. Jake is in much better condition to sell. Anyt thoughts on what I'd get for either and how to sell. Ebay is a possibility but I'd want to have a decent reserve. Bought Jake for £700 in sale but brand new. They sold me wrong model and I got 2011 model in sale in Jan 2011 when sale price for 2010 model was £700. Dolan was £1000 but must be 4 years ago at least possibly 5. It has a number of scratches. I'd be happy to keep it for knocking about on if I though I'd get decent money for jake. I just feel Dolan wouldn't get much despite the fact it's Shimano 105 and carbon. Ok I will stop rambling on!

letap73
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Re: Buying new which to sell to raise funds?

Postby letap73 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 17:23 pm

it appears you dislike your Kona - so sell that and keep the bike you like. There are ways of making your Dolan fit a bit better.

AngelinaBallerina
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Re: Buying new which to sell to raise funds?

Postby AngelinaBallerina » Sun Jan 13, 2013 18:00 pm

Do people put pannier racks on out and out racers then? Jake and Dolan totally different types of bikes. Any advice on selling much appreciated.

Garry H
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Re: Buying new which to sell to raise funds?

Postby Garry H » Sun Jan 13, 2013 18:15 pm

If panniers are a necessity,then i'd keep the kona. A lot more practical/adaptable for commuting/winter than the Dolan.


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