hybrid/comfort bicycle that has been gathering dust in my living room for the last six years. Is this even worth bothering trying to sell on Craigslist, or should I just donate it to the local bike rescue?
According to that site, this originally retailed for $329.99. That sounds about right. (I bought it new.) There is some wear on the front of the bike (head tube?) where the bracket for the front basket rubbed, but I don't think it has any other issues. I'm assuming I should get it dusted off and tuned up at a local bike shop before trying to sell it. That should run me at least $50 if nothing needs replacing.
I have the original front wheel, but the one that's on there now has a a Shimano generator hub (DH-3N71
) that powers the front light - I'd sell it all together or separately, whatever works.
What could I expect to get for a bike like this on Craigslist? If I get it tuned up first, am I likely to get that money back out of it? I'm in the Albany, NY area (so a bit less than 1 million people in our metro area), if that gives you a better idea whether Craigslist will be worthwhile. There aren't currently too many local listings on Craigslist for bikes of this type, and I'm not sure how applicable the listings I can find from other cities.
Any advice for selling a bike on Craigslist (or elsewhere) would also be appreciated. Thanks very much!