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Old 09-08-09, 05:38 PM   #1
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Gitane Gypsy Sport Worth it at $50?

My brother's neighbor has one just laying around the barn and I ask if he would sell it to me. He kinda jest that it once worth a thousand, as it was his only form of transportation at one point, but I can have it now for $50.
The bike has some slight rusts on the fork chrome and in the chain stay, but nothing really an oxalic acid bath can't take care. So, is $50 good enough or do I still haggle?
Oh, I think I'm going to flip this one (my first ). Is this a good candidate?
Thanks in advance!
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Lower end bike, turkey levers, cottered cranks, i wouldn't. You would prob have to throw in 50 too. so the profit will be marginal if any.

I dont know where you live, but if its in a popular area, OA the frame and sell it as a "fixed gear frame" made in france.

but hey thats just me.

EDIT: I almost forgot, check the barn for paramounts!
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Thanks Bob. I think I'll pass too. Maybe in a few months he'll come down to $10. Then I'll buy it.
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