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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In a regular market, in pristine, ready to ride condition from a private seller: $225, $250 max. Add a premium for buying from a dealer. Here, the bike shop premium on used bikes is commonly 50% to 100% (I sell some bikes on consignment, and even after I pay them their fee, I am way ahead). So $300 is pretty realistic, depending on condition. It probably won't last too long if it is visible at the shop. Some customer suffering from new bike sticker shock will latch onto this one.
At least half the vintage bikes I sell go to people just looking for a good bike, without paying bike shop price. They could care less about frame material, model, brand, or anything else. They humor me when I give them some of the details, but I can see their eyes glossing over.
Last edited by wrk101; 08-09-11 at 07:15 PM.