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Yokota Intrepid Value?

Old 09-05-19, 07:33 AM
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Yokota Intrepid Value?

Any idea what this Yokota Intrepid would be worth?
https://newyork.craigslist.org/jsy/b...970913948.html

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If everything works, in particular the shifters, then its an awesome, get in the car and start driving NOW, kind of deal. The Ultegra parts in value exceed the asking price. Its basically a modernized vintage steel bike.

To the right buyer, could be a $350 bike. The lesser known brand name is holding the price down. Imagine a Trek bike with Ultegra components.....

Right now, there is a Cannondale with Ultegra parts on the same C/L for $650. Looking closely, the parts on the Cannondale are worn out/beat. Not saying they will get $650 for it (I doubt it), but there aren't any Ultegra bikes at this price point, or anywhere near it.


Value has really nothing to do with brand or model. Its just another Asian steel frame bike, obscure brand in model, with juicy parts on it. Often, this is where you find the BEST deals.

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The derailleurs, brifters and triple crankset are an upgrade from the OEM components. The frame and possibly many of the other components are late 1980s. The single pivot brakes are definitely older. The front and rear wheels are mismatched. The middle chainring is worn out and will need replacing. That's a sign that the chain and cassette may also need replacing and that it probably requires a complete overhaul. Add into that the cost of a new rear tyre and bar tape and you're probably looking at a around $100 in parts alone. It could still be a good deal but warrants close inspection before purchase.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
The derailleurs, brifters and triple crankset are an upgrade from the OEM components. The frame and possibly many of the other components are late 1980s. The single pivot brakes are definitely older. The front and rear wheels are mismatched. The middle chainring is worn out and will need replacing. That's a sign that the chain and cassette may also need replacing and that it probably requires a complete overhaul. Add into that the cost of a new rear tyre and bar tape and you're probably looking at a around $100 in parts alone. It could still be a good deal but warrants close inspection before purchase.
Thanks, everyone.

I’m hoping for a call back from the seller.

T-Mar, everyone, at the risk of revealing my ignorance, how would one best inspect the brifters? For example, would you just test ride the bike and see whether it shifts well? Instead, are there any tell tale signs to look for?

Thanks again for everyone’s advice your (and to Bianchigirll for pic posting - I didn’t get a chance to do that myself - work has a nasty habit of getting in the way. &#128521.

Meanwhile, I’ve been browsing certain sites... dreaming of having a certain Asian foreign powerhouse build me a custom steel bike. 😊

I’ll settle for a vintage steal beauty - I know she’s out there!
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Yes, always test ride a local sale bicycle. It will reveal so much more than a visual inspection, when it comes to shifting, braking and general ride characteristics. It's also a great excuse for having to adjust the post and stem, to see if they are seized.
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Yes, you ride the bike and shift through ALL of the gears, watch for balky shifting, doesn't always shift, etc. Chain rings show a lot of wear, dirty bike. But at $200 is still probably a deal.
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Yes, always test ride a local sale bicycle. It will reveal so much more than a visual inspection, when it comes to shifting, braking and general ride characteristics. It's also a great excuse for having to adjust the post and stem, to see if they are seized.
Speaking of buying a bike to flip the parts, what do we think of this one?https://jerseyshore.craigslist.org/b...974444411.html
DuraAce components but their value would depend on condition, I’m sure.
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Yes, always test ride a local sale bicycle. It will reveal so much more than a visual inspection, when it comes to shifting, braking and general ride characteristics. It's also a great excuse for having to adjust the post and stem, to see if they are seized.
So, I test rode it yesterday. Nice frame, smooth ride.

The hubs (1 hub is a Tiagra) are mismatched as well as the wheels. In addition, the shifting is clunky. The chain came off at one point. I called my LBS and described the issue-they said “You probably just need a shifting tune up, bring it in - $30 bucks”.
Do we think that’s possible?

So, I told the seller I’d think about it (she said she thinks the parts alone are worth the $200, lol). I’m just not qualified to know whether it truly needs only a shifter adjustment or expensive repairs. I’d appreciate your thoughts. Noob questions, I know! Thanks!

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