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I think it's a bit pricey. But I'm no fan of track frames.
An eighties top of the line Miyata track bicycle frame set for $500.00 seems pretty darn good to me, considering that it is new old stock.
A smokin' deal for CA. I surprised it's not sold.
thanks for the replies guys, wonder if it still available
it seems to be still available, he said he brought it back from Europe.
How much do you guys think this bike be worth if it was restored?
This guys shop is pretty nice. Lots of nos stuff. He mentioned going europe every once and awhile and bringing back shipping containers full of bikes. Be prepared to get your ear talked off though, dude seems to have a story for everything.
It's a track frame, there is no shimano 600 track group. To build it up properly would cost more for the individual parts + frame than the end-bike was worth, imo. I would put some shimano or sugino track cranks on it, some dura ace or phil wood track wheels, nitto bars & stem, a nice seatpost and saddle, and ride it.
1989 Schwinn Paramount OS
1980 Mclean/Silk Hope Sport Touring
1983 Bianchi pista
1976 Fuji Feather track
1979 raleigh track
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No offense Phaseshift, but these questions and your other recent ones suggest that even if there is a way to build this up and sell it at a profit, you are perhaps not the one to do so, due to lack of experience, and or course supplies.
Really no offense meant--I am not that person either as I don't have the parts on hand nor have I built up a track bike before.
Is it worth more built up as a track bike for racing or for street use, or converted to conventional use with brakes, etc? The latter way would be more practical, but drilling would be involved, with the potential for damage...also of course it would no longer be original so likely that's a negative in terms of future value esp with such a prime example.
To someone really familiar with that type of bike it might be a slam-dunk at $500. To someone not so familiar, it might be a fun project but almost certainly not profitable if sold.
I never think I have hit hard, unless it rebounds.
- Dr Samuel Johnson
If making a profit on the frame set is the goal, do not build it up. Do not bolt anything on the frame or mar the finish in any way. Resell is as NOS top of the line track frame and my guess is that you will do just fine.
Were it me, I would put the bike on Ebay with a pretty high price tag, a whole bunch of good pictures and some facts, defining the size, condition and what ever else can be offered to buyers that can help them make a purchase decision.