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uncrx2003
07-01-2013, 01:12 PM
I got a pretty excellent condition Dura Ace 7700 groupset. I came with they Serotta that I recently acquired. From the look of if, it has minimal miles on there. I'm upgrading the groupset to something 10spd. How much should I be asking for the whole groupset?

AngryScientist
07-01-2013, 01:26 PM
moving this to GD for discussion. stuff for sale in the classifieds must have a price attached.

oliver1850
07-01-2013, 01:28 PM
You will have to be more specific as to what's included (STI, bar end, or DT shifters, hubs, wheelset, etc.) and post pictures to get an accurate estimate. Some of those estimates are going to come from those of us that are interested in the parts........

bicycletricycle
07-01-2013, 01:47 PM
i really like 7700 stuff. some of the parts dont age too well. nickel plate peeling off the rings and FD, soft clicks in the STI, abrasion on the crank arms. this sort of stuff seems to have pretty big impact on pricing. Pics are really needed to judge pricing, you can always check ebay. a standard group in good condition (STI, cranks, bb, fd, rd, cassette, brakes) might be worth $450?

KidWok
07-01-2013, 01:49 PM
Throw some pics up...I might be interested. Have decided that it's more cost effective to snap up lightly used 9-10 spd groups than buy anything 11 spd. 7700 was one of my favorites.

Tai

uncrx2003
07-01-2013, 02:40 PM
http://i948.photobucket.com/albums/ad323/uncrx2003/20130701_152739_zps5b8069cf.jpg
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http://i948.photobucket.com/albums/ad323/uncrx2003/20130701_152809_zps9cf05144.jpg

uncrx2003
07-01-2013, 02:41 PM
http://i948.photobucket.com/albums/ad323/uncrx2003/20130701_152823_zps0bda2eb4.jpg
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beeatnik
07-01-2013, 02:52 PM
List individually like this:

Shifters
Cranks (mint condition can fetch decent moneyz)
FD+RD
Brakes (values are very stable here)
BB (peeps still like da octalink)
Give the cassette away
Toss the chain

Or you can sell the whole 8pc group for $400 here.

Ken Robb
07-01-2013, 03:03 PM
The bike is so lovely as is why not ride it that way for a while? Classic parts on a classic bike. I'd hate to booger it up with any black stuff. :)

jmoore
07-01-2013, 03:11 PM
The bike is so lovely as is why not ride it that way for a while? Classic parts on a classic bike. I'd hate to booger it up with any black stuff. :)

this.

Cat3roadracer
07-01-2013, 03:44 PM
In my opinion the best shifting group they have ever made. The condition looks near perfect . I would enjoy what you have there.

KidWok
07-01-2013, 03:52 PM
I sent a PM offering to purchase, but will shoot myself in the foot by saying that 7700 was (IMHO) the last generation of Dura Ace to look good on a lugged frameset. I too think it would be worth more to you to ride it and keep it than sell it for the sake of getting a 10 spd group. The main reason why I would pick it up is simply because I can buy 4-5 nice 7700/7800 groups for what a 9000 group is going for and I'd get way more miles for the money buying these lightly used groups. But hey...I'll be glad to take it off your hands and I think the price bicycletricycle suggests is pretty fair. I just bought a minty condition 7800 group with King BB not that long ago for $565 shipped.

Tai

chengher87
07-01-2013, 03:58 PM
In my opinion the best shifting group they have ever made. The condition looks near perfect . I would enjoy what you have there.

Agreed. Aesthetically and mechanically, I'd say the 7700 is the pinnacle of Shimano components (personal opinion, although I've heard old school Campy was elegance in motion).

The 10 speed stuff looks so fugly. I mean the bulky chainrings look like the 53T is giving birth to the 39T.

cmg
07-01-2013, 04:15 PM
check with what it would go for on eBay and sell accordingly. That stuff is in great shape.

thirdgenbird
07-01-2013, 04:44 PM
I sure wouldn't change that group unless you are going Campagnolo.

uncrx2003
07-01-2013, 04:54 PM
You guys are killing me. Now I'm hesitant to sell them. LOL. I was going to put either Ultegra 105 or Ultegra or Campy Athena on it.

Columbus SLX
07-01-2013, 04:57 PM
That stuff looks fantastic.

Just a side note, your front brake cable housing done jumped out of the adjuster barrel. Get that settled back into place.

http://i948.photobucket.com/albums/ad323/uncrx2003/20130701_152809_zps9cf05144.jpg

uncrx2003
07-01-2013, 04:58 PM
That stuff looks fantastic.

Just a side note, your front brake cable housing done jumped out of the adjuster barrel. Get that settled back into place.

http://i948.photobucket.com/albums/ad323/uncrx2003/20130701_152809_zps9cf05144.jpg

Thanks for pointing that out. I was trying to raised the stem and the housing was a bit short.

thirdgenbird
07-01-2013, 05:15 PM
Personally, I would consider buying 10spd downtube shifters and TRP rrl sr brake levers. It would look hot, and give you 10spd on a budget.

Keep the sti levers if you ever want to go back. 7700 is tops on my shimano list.

ninjaman
07-01-2013, 05:57 PM
While you're at it, put a housing end on that front brake housing!

cmbicycles
07-01-2013, 06:30 PM
That groupset is worthless, especially in that condition. I'll do you a favor and you can just send it to me, no questions asked. :rolleyes:

Side note, those brakes aren't meant to have housing ferrules on the brake side, see the pic of the rear brake. The candy stripe housing is unique, anyone know who makes it, it looks like 5mm shift housing by the ends?

thirdgenbird
07-01-2013, 06:45 PM
That groupset is worthless, especially in that condition. I'll do you a favor and you can just send it to me, no questions asked. :rolleyes:

Side note, those brakes aren't meant to have housing ferrules on the brake side, see the pic of the rear brake. The candy stripe housing is unique, anyone know who makes it, it looks like 5mm shift housing by the ends?

Looks like Yokozuna housing. I hear it is top notch.

shovelhd
07-01-2013, 07:05 PM
No way I would trade that for 105 or Ultegra. Not worth the extra cog. Keep it classic, or go Campy.

I use Yokozuna Reaction cable for my brakes. IMO it's worth the difference over DuraAce cable. The only thing I don't like is that it rusts.

mike p
07-01-2013, 07:24 PM
DA 7700 are one of my favorite all time brake sets! I'd keep the whole group set looks great.

Mike

FlashUNC
07-01-2013, 07:35 PM
What's the crank length? Yanno, just for curiosity's sake...

uncrx2003
07-01-2013, 08:07 PM
172.5 crank length. Leaning about keeping these. Kidwok got dips on them if I do sell them.

rccardr
07-01-2013, 08:20 PM
Nice. I'd pay $400 for that.

KidWok
07-01-2013, 08:30 PM
172.5 crank length. Leaning about keeping these. Kidwok got dips on them if I do sell them.

Not sure which side of the fence I should push you towards...:banana:

Tai

rustychisel
07-01-2013, 09:34 PM
another vote for 'keep'. That stuff is the mutts; and the topcaps on the STIs aren't even scuffed... almost unheard of

19wisconsin64
07-01-2013, 09:47 PM
....perfect parts...great shifting....great brakes...smooth, light...

....once i had a bike with this groupset...it was the best groupset i ever owned

had 10 speed 7800, and now sram red, hated them both, never worked right

my vote is to keep that beautiful set of parts on your bike

TBDSeattle
07-01-2013, 09:49 PM
Another vote for keeping it! Last time I had 7700 on a bike was on a Serotta CTI. It is the only bike I regret selling. Those shifters and group give hour after hour of solid pleasure with almost no fuss. If you were to sell I think you would have a stream of PMs if you offered it at $400. You know... non-price rationing and all : )

TBDSeattle
07-01-2013, 09:54 PM
I just bought a minty condition 7800 group with King BB not that long ago for $565 shipped.

Tai

That is a good deal. I know a local guy that wants way more than that ; )

If you could sell the 7700 group for $400 and get a 7800 for only $165 more, then I'd say do it. I suspect you will find 7800 groups in good condition are usually more expensive.

Also, just the vanity plates on those 7700 could fetch $50. In that condition the group is rare and worth putting on the road.

TBDSeattle

avalonracing
07-01-2013, 10:13 PM
I'm jumping on the bandwagon but I would keep it. Especially over newer 105 or Ultegra.

I have 7800 on a few bikes but have been looking for some decent 7700 shifters for my cross bike and was surprised to find that clean 7700s are fetching more than the 7800 STIs. I raced the crap out of my old 7700STIs and they never let me down. (so I got rid of them and "upgraded"... duh)

KidWok
07-01-2013, 11:42 PM
That is a good deal. I know a local guy that wants way more than that ; )

TBDSeattle

Ha! Amazing how some bikes and parts can be worth more than you paid :banana:

I've bought a few complete 7800 groups and brifters in the last few years...the most recent purchase of cincytri's group was definitely a pricing fluke, especially since it sat for awhile and nobody grabbed it. I wasn't even in the market for a new group at the time because I'm already sitting on another one. Ironically the same situation with OP's group because I already have a 7700 group NIB stashed away. I figure I'll be riding 9-10 spd gear for a long time to come...hoard it while it's cheap.

Tai

blessthismess
07-01-2013, 11:58 PM
I sure wouldn't change that group unless you are going Campagnolo.

Agreed.

But make it silver Campagnolo:)

uncrx2003
07-02-2013, 10:11 AM
I've decided to keep it. Going to save up some funds for a campy group later.

KidWok
07-02-2013, 11:30 AM
I've decided to keep it. Going to save up some funds for a campy group later.

Excellent choice...

Tai