DRF aka Thrifty Bill
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
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Key word in that ad: "Project". Do you have the tools/time/aptitude/parts to rehab it? Otherwise, forget it, as you will be way upside down on the bike by the time you finish. Ad is fiction, at least around here. That bike is entry level, high ten steel frame, steel rims, etc.
Fully rehabbed and ready to go around here it would bring $125 to $150 tops.
At that budget point, you are really better off with a rigid frame mountain bike. Much lighter weight (at least the good ones), much better components, lots of tire choices, etc.
Or get a better mixte, one with a cromoly frame and alloy rims, fully rehabbed and ready to ride, for $200 (market price).
One thing about deals on bikes, they almost always require work. That work can make a "good deal", a lousy deal, particularly if you pay someone to do the work.
Last edited by wrk101; 05-25-11 at 06:13 AM.