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    Riding like its 1990 thenomad's Avatar
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    1976 Schwinn Le Tour II - Japan made, Value?

    So what do the experts think a fair price would be?

    I just saw a similar bike on ebay go for $187 bid price and from the pics it had a bent fork and headtube (paint damage by lugs). The seller said it was straight though (I call BS)

    1976 Schwinn Le Tour II
    Orange metallic paint,
    Stem shifters
    10 speed friction
    Japan made frame
    27" Araya Steel wheels
    Shimano components
    Dia Compe Centerpull brakes
    All original

    New Bontrager tires
    New Cables and housings
    Full clean and repack of all bearings lubes and grease
    Clean and polished all parts

    Sun damaged paint but it shines
    Some rust spotting on components and chrome forks
    I'll get some black bar tape to finish it off

    So Cal location so that may affect the market.
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    Riding like its 1990 thenomad's Avatar
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    Here's the undersides
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    Riding like its 1990 thenomad's Avatar
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    I found out... $140 for an easy sale. Listed at $175 so I probably could have fought for 155 but I'm glad I don't have to pack and ship.
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    Sounds about right. Well done!

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    Next time I won't spend the $ on new cables and wires as I don't think the buyer noticed, but still could have been a factor in the sale. I do have some personal pride in providing a fully lubed and well running bike instead of a "washed off turd".

    $36 investment for bike and refurb.
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