Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Camp Hill, PA
Bikes: Too many to list here check my signature.
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Hello Eric Welcome to the forums.
I agree it looks like it was a nice bike in its day but nothing special, maybe on the scale of a Bianchi Campione de Italia or Limited. I don't think I ever actually touched a Viner but I believe they a nice cult following. it is too bad you can't fix this but but I understand how it goes, I have 3 in the que one of which has been waiting since last october but keeps getting bumped.
as to the value.... you say you recently got it? well I would say the value is right around what you paid for it. I agree the price would be right around $200. if you willing to take the time to box her up you can ebay her and maybe pocket a bit more.
I think CL or ebay she will sell faster with a good cleaning and quick coat of pledge. others here will gasp, harumphff, and grind and mash their theeth when they read this but, grab the bike, a big bottle simple green, a bottle brush and your garden hose or the local self serve carwash. I find it takes 10-15 scrubb up a bike that, way you just need to be careful of the decals.
actually I wish it my size and I had to time to wrench on it too.
Bianchis '87 Sport SX, '90 Proto, '90 Campione del Fausto Giamondi Specialisma Italiano Mundo, '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '86 Volpe, '97 Ti Megatube, , '90 something Vento 603,
Others but still loved,; '80 RIGI, '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '09 Motobecane SOLD, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape