Unless you won the Tour de France or fronted a huge rock band in the past thirty years, you did lower your resale value quite a bit. Because you had seen the frame with it's original livery and could describe the spec it would still be a prized catch to me. So you repainted it, lined the lugs and added the Reynolds transfer? Did you just spray over or did you strip/damage the original finish?
If there are no dents at all (chainstay crushed from kick-stand?) , no extra holes drilled, I would estimate the value of the frame/fork/headset at $100-150 at a swap. Original wheels would be a big plus in a sale of this bike also.
I would not describe myself as an expert on pricing old frames. I do have several though.
You bought a bike, made it your own, rode it and saved it from the dump and now are sharing it with people who love these old bikes. I see no crime.
Last edited by ftwelder; 02-28-11 at 03:42 AM.