ISP and resale

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TKF
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ISP and resale

Postby TKF » Wed Mar 06, 2013 19:22 pm

I'm am very tempted by an excellent deal on a new bike which has an integrated seat post. It'll almost certainly need cutting down (not by my ham fists!) and I am a little worried about the potential resale issues this presents.

I am likely to keep this bike for a few years so the depreciation aspect of cut carbon isn't the most important thing. I have fairly normal dimensions but seat height is such a personal thing I wonder if I'd ever find a buyer down the line, irrespective of price.

Has anyone here bought or sold a 2nd hand ISP frame/bike?

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Re: ISP and resale

Postby mallorcajeff » Wed Mar 06, 2013 19:25 pm

I am currently about to sell mine but I only took 1.5cm off it from new so it's still a high saddle. I planned on keeping mine for years but already thinking of changing just for something different. I did have that thought but as long as plenty is there I don't think it's an issue unless you buy a frame too big and have to chop it in half but you won't do that. Also some saddle brackets allow 30mm of adjustment which is usually enough so I wouldn't worry. If your really worried buy my bike haha

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Re: ISP and resale

Postby Monty Dog » Wed Mar 06, 2013 19:31 pm

Many ISP frames can be cut-down to accept a conventional seat collar and post if needed. You can also get a range of different length toppers for some makes.
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TKF
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Re: ISP and resale

Postby TKF » Wed Mar 06, 2013 19:33 pm

Monty Dog wrote:Many ISP frames can be cut-down to accept a conventional seat collar and post if needed.

Is any buyer going to want that hassle though?

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Re: ISP and resale

Postby ricky1980 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 19:42 pm

Depends o. How good your resale value is and how good the frame or bike is. It may well be the fact that if you are average/normal you will find there will be plenty people out there needing no modification.
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Re: ISP and resale

Postby Wirral_Paul » Wed Mar 06, 2013 19:52 pm

If you're getting an excellent deal - then why worry about the potential resale value in a few years time?? You're surely buying it for yourself - not for how much you can sell if for in a few years time. Just get it bought and enjoy it. 2nd hand frames are worth a fraction of their new price when a few years old anyway

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Re: ISP and resale

Postby TKF » Wed Mar 06, 2013 20:01 pm

Wirral_Paul wrote:If you're getting an excellent deal - then why worry about the potential resale value in a few years time?? You're surely buying it for yourself - not for how much you can sell if for in a few years time. Just get it bought and enjoy it. 2nd hand frames are worth a fraction of their new price when a few years old anyway

It's not the resale value as such.

It's being able to find a buyer at all.

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Re: ISP and resale

Postby coriordan » Wed Mar 06, 2013 20:16 pm

I'll give you £200 quid for it

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Re: ISP and resale

Postby ugo.santalucia » Wed Mar 06, 2013 20:18 pm

TKF wrote:
Monty Dog wrote:Many ISP frames can be cut-down to accept a conventional seat collar and post if needed.

Is any buyer going to want that hassle though?


No...
Only if it turns out to be the deal of the century...

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Re: ISP and resale

Postby mallorcajeff » Wed Mar 06, 2013 21:46 pm

I dont think you'll have an issue. I've had a lot of interest in my bike already


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