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    Question about recovered Super Le Tour bike

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyeaDUGm47I

    While doing an internship with the local police department we were called to a location regarding an abandoned bike. The bike was in pretty good condition, but it could have been abandoned due to theft or lack of function. I was able to spin the wheels and change gears though. How much would a bike like this be worth? I ask because it will go up for auction next summer with a starting price of $5. I included the link for a youtube video that shows the same bike we recovered. Thank you all.
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    It really comes down to condition, and what it is worth to you. If it were as clean as the example in the youtube video and it was a good fit for me, I would certainly be interested. That being said, I assume any 32 year old bike is going to be a bit of a project, even if it has been hanging in someone's basement or garage for 20 years.

    If I could get something like that for under $100 I would be thrilled. I would go as high as $200 if the bike was really clean, didn't need any work (and worn out parts had been recently replaced like brakes, tubes and tires recently replaced), and I trusted the seller's representation re: the condition of the bike.

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    The bike is definitely not as good as the one in the video. The handle bars are bent and there is a little bit of pitting in the chrome. I think if I can pick it up next year for $50 I may still buy it. Thank you for the reply.
    2007 Jamis Ventura Race
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