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Old 01-11-2019, 04:15 AM
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Testing water / price check - Moots SL content

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Considering selling my pretty much NOS Compact SL (54cm). I bought it direct from Moots a couple of years ago and been hangin on my wall most of the time since. It's in pretty much brand new condition (not a mark anywhere), complete with equally as new King headset and ENVE fork.

Hard to put a price on this one as it's a rare bird - would hoping for $2500+ be unreasonable? What'cha guys reckon?

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Jon
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:14 AM
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I don’t think that is unreasonable. Certainly in the right ball park.
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:33 AM
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Pictures?
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:41 AM
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I don’t think that is unreasonable. Certainly in the right ball park.


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Old 01-11-2019, 09:45 AM
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I don't think Moots has made these since 2007. More than a couple of years ago. A very nice looking 53.5 (54) frame just sold on the bay for $1575.
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:25 AM
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Is the 54 a 54.5TT or larger?
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:50 AM
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I don't think Moots has made these since 2007. More than a couple of years ago. A very nice looking 53.5 (54) frame just sold on the bay for $1575.
I have looked at a ton of Moots frames for a couple months. Compact SL I have been coming across about $1800. If you have the contact Moots bits more obviously. RSL seems to fetch the most at $2000 give or take $100.

$2500 may be the highest I have seen a Moots frame go for outside of ebay.
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Old 01-11-2019, 01:00 PM
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A guy sold a Compact SL in a 56 here for $1850 this fall. There was a lot of interest (including from me- bad timing), but it didn't exactly fly off the shelf.

If it truly is NOS, it might fetch a little more, but $2500 might be pushing it. Then again, with patience in the right marketplace, anything is possible.
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Old 01-11-2019, 01:10 PM
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Jon,

If you are looking to move it quickly I'd say $1,500 is realistic. If you are looking to maximize your return I'd say $2,000 to the right buyer. It's a nice frameset, but an RSL with more modern headtube and options can be had at the same price.

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Old 01-11-2019, 02:10 PM
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For thought...

There’s a used, Ti, rim brake, Mosaic for $2000 with countless “good price,” type comments on this forum.

For a NOS, rare/not gonna happen again Ti, bigger name... starting at $2500 for interest seems right. If it were on EBay, might get swooped right away for someone not wanting to wait for their unicorn to pop up again.
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:34 AM
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I picked up the 53.5 off of eBay. 1575 is correct, but I need to track down a fork still. I think given the rarity and ride quality, starting around 2k and seeing what you get from there is a good starting point, but given how rarely they pop up, you never know.


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Old 01-12-2019, 10:38 AM
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For thought...

There’s a used, Ti, rim brake, Mosaic for $2000 with countless “good price,” type comments on this forum.

For a NOS, rare/not gonna happen again Ti, bigger name... starting at $2500 for interest seems right. If it were on EBay, might get swooped right away for someone not wanting to wait for their unicorn to pop up again.
Imo theres a big difference between NOS and almost NOS especially when the bike is TI as most well cared for ti bikes looks NOS for quite a large number of miles or years of use even. Think its a tough sale at 2500 but considering the only way to know is to list it, why not do just that.
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:49 AM
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What does ‘pretty much NOS’ mean?

Has it been built up and on the road?
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:05 AM
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What does ‘pretty much NOS’ mean?

Has it been built up and on the road?
See the seller’s description:

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Hi,
...pretty much NOS Compact SL (54cm). I bought it direct from Moots a couple of years ago and been hangin on my wall most of the time since. It's in pretty much brand new condition (not a mark anywhere), complete with equally as new King headset and ENVE fork.

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Old 01-12-2019, 11:08 AM
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Ya I read that I’m just not sure why ‘NOS’ is being used

A bike that has been built and displayed is pretty much NOS and not one that has been on the road
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