ISP and resale

TKF
TKF Posts: 279
edited March 2013 in Road buying advice
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?

Comments

  • mallorcajeff
    mallorcajeff Posts: 1,489
    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
  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    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.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • TKF
    TKF Posts: 279
    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?
  • ricky1980
    ricky1980 Posts: 891
    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.
    Road - Cannondale CAAD 8 - 7.8kg
    Road - Chinese Carbon Diablo - 6.4kg
  • Wirral_paul
    Wirral_paul Posts: 2,476
    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
  • TKF
    TKF Posts: 279
    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.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    I'll give you £200 quid for it
  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,301
    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...
    left the forum March 2023
  • mallorcajeff
    mallorcajeff Posts: 1,489
    I dont think you'll have an issue. I've had a lot of interest in my bike already