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    Selling Fuel-How much should I ask?

    Hi,

    I am going to sell my 02 Fuel since I am getting a hardtail for racing purposes. The bike will have some of the new components from the hardtail and the rest is in great shape. I just never sold a bike before and I like to know what should I expect from the sale. The bike setup is:

    2002 Fuel 90 with new top hat bushing for the pivots.
    Fork: M Black Elite 80-100 with recent rebuild and Enduro wipers.
    Shock: Fox with PUSH Industries upgrade
    Headset: Cane Creek S3
    Crank: XT 752
    BB: XT
    Pedals: Shimano 515
    Cain: XT with Sram gold link
    Casette: Sram PG950 (New-never used)
    Shifters/Brake levers: Shimano LX single unit
    Cables and housing. Jagwire full frame cable routing.
    Derailleurs: F-Shimano LX R- Shimano XT with Avid Thingamajig
    Brakes: Avid BB5 mech-disc (New-never used)
    Wheels: Mavic 117 laced to Deore disc hubs (new-never used)
    Tires: Hutcinson Bulldogs (New-never used)
    Seatpost, saddle, stem: Bontrager
    Handlebar:TruVativ flat bar (New-never used)
    Grips: WTB (New-never used)

    The bike rides great and has been taken care of. How much would you sell this for? More importantly, how much would you pay for it?

    Thanks for the help. I really wish I didn't have to sell it but my wife has given me a two bike limit so it has to go. I trust (and wish) that you guys give me some good opinions.

    Thanks,

    Sal

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    Realistically I'd say you are probably looking at getting around $625 for it.

    Why not get a full suspender instead of the Hardtail? The Full susp. bikes nowadays are so good and well-rounded for various terrain conditions. The Fuel EX's are really good bikes, I demo'd a 07 Fuel EX 8 a couple of weeks ago, and I was Blown away at how good it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmh2005
    Realistically I'd say you are probably looking at getting around $625 for it.

    Why not get a full suspender instead of the Hardtail? The Full susp. bikes nowadays are so good and well-rounded for various terrain conditions. The Fuel EX's are really good bikes, I demo'd a 07 Fuel EX 8 a couple of weeks ago, and I was Blown away at how good it was.
    Definitely a good choice
    I also say go with a full susser, but maybe not an EX for racing. maybe just a top fuel 8 or something.

    Anyhow good luck with your sale!
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    Thanks, but condider the price difference...

    ...and I already have a GF Sugar 2+ that I have raced. The hardtal will also be doing double duty as a commuter and also pull on my kid's bike trailer. I don't want to pull a trailer with a full suspension because of the side load on the bushings/pivot.

    $625 is something I could live with.

    Sal
    Last edited by saldman; 06-30-2007 at 05:59 PM.

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    Realistically with those new and upgraded part you could get $700-$800 for that bike. I paid $825 in 2005 for my Fuel SLR. Completely stock.

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