I'm looking to build a SS conversion on the cheap, but I'm not too sure of what to look for outside of the brand names I know of. (Old Schwinn, Bianchi, Raleigh, or anything with a horiz. dropout.) Any help with assessing these bikes would be appreciated, since I know there are alot of you out there who have forgotten more than I know now.
This is a early 80's Panasonic. The seller wants $110 obo for it, I figured I'd sit tight and see how far down the seller comes on the price, since while I don't know much, I get the impression that this isn't worth $110.
This is a 1970's era Gitane 10 speed. Seller wants $50 for it. I'm not at all willing to go that high, I wouldn't pay any more than $30 for it, if it's even worth buying for this use.
So... any thoughts?