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    1980/81 Fuji Monterey mixte

    Hi all,

    My girlfriend is looking to get rid of this bike. It's either a 1980 or 1981, I believe (I have to check the serial number). All parts are original, as far as I know. The frame is in really great shape. It has brand new tubes, tires, cables, housing, and handlebar tape. Everything has been tuned up/adjusted. And I will polish up the chrome and what not before actually selling it.

    I know this is a low-level Fuji, but I'm just wondering what a reasonable asking price on Craigslist would be. We are in Albany, NY, so it is not a bike market the likes of Chicago or DC or Portland, or anything, but vintage bikes usually do sell. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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    Yeah it's a low end bike, but the condition is good and it's nice and shiny. For many buyers in this range, nice and shiny means more than high quality. I have sold similar bikes for $75-100 so that's what I'd expect you could get out of this one, maybe more in Albany.

    Also, this is not a mixte but simply a woman's frame bicycle. Mixtes have the top tube running all the way down to the rear dropouts so that there are three sets of rear stays.
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    Thanks, FastJake. And thanks for the correction on the mixte thing. Sorry about the misinformation, everyone! Still learning about this business...
    Last edited by robn311; 04-24-12 at 06:58 PM. Reason: mistake in original post

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    $75 to $100 sounds about right. It is just a normal, entry-level bike, but it is a decent one.
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