- Why is no one showing any interest in my bike…?
I don’t think the fact that it’s a singlespeed per se which makes it too expensive, I reckon I’d easily get £1k for my rigid ss which has an RRP of less than that claimed for the Curtis.
It’s more the fact that it’s a build seemingly built to get the highest RRP for the lowest price which just doesn’t look right. I wouldn’t be surprised if someone made an offer then bought it to split though.Posted 4 years agoMarkLGMember
That fork looks plain wrong. Skinny steel tubed frame needs similar fork.Posted 4 years ago
I suspect the chainset was bought cos the carbon matched the forks, and was on big discount at CRC, but it doesn’t belong on this bike.
You’d need to change the forks, chainset and match up the bars, stem and seatpost to finish the bike off.DaveyBoyWonderMember
If its any help, I tried to sell my Curtis S1 not long after I’d built it – all decent stuff and didn’t get a sniff at £500.
Its vastly overpriced – it looks more like a you’ve gone through the reduced stuff on CRC (you did pay £200 for it from CRC when they were knocking them out cheap didn’t you? I did) and bolted it all together. If you do split though, as I mentioned on one of your for sale ads, I’ll take one of the Surly tensioners (because you don’t need to run two of them).Posted 4 years agomrhoppySubscriber
Frame that was available at £200 not that long ago, cheap finishing kit, random kit choices (double on a single speed & XTR brakes on their own a bit for no real benefit compared to XT/SLX), self confessed odds and sods tyres, etc.
I reckon your £300 over a quick sale price.Posted 4 years agogarage-dwellerSubscriber
Sorry to say this chap but it just does not hang together as a package. It has a double on it but the outer ring is redundant and nothing else matches in the spec.
There are nice of the shelf single speed bikes new at less than a grand. Cannondale have rigid as 29r for £600 all matched parts, well reviewed and a warranty.
A £1000 parts bin special is not attractive in comparison. A parts bin special is what you build for your own weird tastes (eg my 69r) or to manage your costs.
I would say time to split.Posted 4 years agoCandodavidMember
I have 2 Curtis frames, thank god I didn’t mush mash the build like that though, the fork is about the most wrong thing on it.Posted 4 years ago
Be ok on a carbon swoopy tubed number, but not on a slim tubed steel framework, brakes ok, bars a bit narrow, grips wrong colour, seatpost and stem could at least be a similar colour, realistic price for it would be £750 -£850 tops, it just looks a bit…..unloved, sorry.nickjbSubscriber
Are you still looking for more pearls of wisdom/dissing?
Advert is pretty poor. A link to another ad, why not just repost? No offers sounds a bit rubbish, would you really not take £999?
Bike looks a bit of a mess. Random collection of parts, huge stack of headset spacers, bar ends!
£1000 is a lot for a rigid single speed. You might consider it well specced but you can get a decent, new, geared, full sus for similar moneyPosted 4 years agodeludedMember
It’s good that you’ve sought feedback, which you’ll hopefully take on board.
Being kind, I would say it’s a rather eccentric, discombobulated build. If I were being less generous I’d say it was a grotesquery on the eye, obviously built using items from the clearance category @ CRC.
We know that you’re not devoid of taste given the recent Intense Spider acquisition.
Break down and flog the parts separately.Posted 4 years agosbobMember
Why is no one showing any interest in my bike…?
Because you’re asking for £1,000 for a second hand bike with no gears and no suspension.Posted 4 years ago
I can get a brand new bike with gears and suspension for less than £1,000.
Unfortuantely, what you paid for it has little bearing on its worth.antigeeMember
well a lot of people on here could knock something together like that in a few hours rooting in their sheds so won’t get too excited – being around only 3weeks won’t help either unless you’ve switched usernamesPosted 4 years ago
– though its not a lifted pic of a Giant so that’s good and as above that double suckscrashtestmonkeyMember
You asked why it’s not selling and people have told you. There’s no point arguing with them?
pretty accurate comments from other posters which youve chosen to ignore because your real intention was to astroturf your advert?
It looks like a parts-bin special, if it had been built no-expense-spared as a pride-and-joy all the bits would match in colour/brand. Linking ads in ads is lazy (the only thing worse is not learning how to post a picture and telling viewers to email you).
No offers = no interest. A lot of us have viewed it and thought its overpriced, but why would we waste our time posting on the ad thread or emailing you if you wont entertain offers?
I am with the masses, split it and sell as parts. Niche bikes attract enthusiasts with their own particular vision of the “ideal” build, but gawd knows no one could consider yours to be that, so why would I pay for a collection of random parts youve had lying around the garage/shed that you cant be bothered to list on ebay and thought would add value to your frame? Your more likely to sell the frame to someone whos already got a full build and fancies upgrading the frame only (I replaced a 456 frame, bought as a cheap toe-in-the-hardtail-water, with a Dialled Alpine for instance).
And quoting theoretical full rrp values just insults our intelligence.Posted 4 years agonanoSubscriber
Paid £1700 for my Norco Sight 3.. Didn’t ride it.. Circumstances changed. Thought I would try and get most of the investment back and advertised for 1500 and then 1300.. Eventually 1000 and went to best bid of 900 on eBay. Chalked that one up for “experience”.
It’s worth what someone will pay for it and no more.. Time to suck it up (or split)Posted 4 years agowwaswasSubscriber
Does seem odd that after all the comments on this thread the OP is now trying to sell it for a £100 more than they were 3 months ago?
I’d be quite interested in the frame but I can’t see there being any way to reach a reasonable price based on the overall asking price – the frame must make up 2/3rds of it and that’s at least twice what I’d want to pay.Posted 4 years agotazzymtbMember
As a full on beardy SS nichewore singlespeeder…That looks grim! steel frame, carbon forks…no no no no must be matched steel! big clumpy orthopedic shoe pedals…REALLY? looks like a my first single speed, built from donor parts and stuff that was living at the back of the workshop. Spilt and let folks choose what bits they like as there will be a lot more interest. For Comparison you could get a jeff jones diamond frame with truss fork and fat front second hand for that sort of money.Posted 4 years agobadbod99Member
Forks look weird. Bar ends are a personal thing, take them off. Get a matching seatpost. Too many spacers. Remove that big ring, looks stupid. Clean the tyres. Change the pedals for something that matches (massive flats on a ss?) or just take them off.
Or… sell the frame, forks and brakes and stick the rest in the bits box.Posted 4 years agoD0NKSubscriber
Whether it was or not it looks like a parts bin bike, very quirky limited appeal and if people don’t like it they won’t buy it, arguing with them won’t change that.
Unless the big ring is integral to the cranks (ala shimano circa ’98) spend two quid on some short chainring bolts and dump the big ring, will make your bike look better straight away. If you want to maximise your profitssssss you need to split it.Posted 4 years agotraildogMember
I’ve never understood why anyone tries to sell complete bikes on here
I think because they purchase bits on offer and then think in building it they are adding value and want to sell the complete bike on for more than they paid for it. Quoting RRPs to backup what a complete ‘bargin’ the bike is.Posted 4 years ago
The topic ‘Why is no one showing any interest in my bike…?’ is closed to new replies.