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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I don't understand the need for new wheels. If your plan is to sell it, and you are handy, then replace the tires, install new cables and bar tape, polish and clean it up, and sell it. With good pictures and well marketed, this could be a winner! Make sure that seat post is not stuck, and raise the seat so buyers don't wonder about it.
Even though the bar tape looks OK, I would install new yellow tape that would make a nice contrast to the blue bike and the yellow logo decal. Pic below is of two bikes that I used yellow tape on. With yellow cable housings as well, I think they turned out nice. I pay less than $5 for bar tape. Others pick it up from PBK for less than $3.
Read the flipping 101 section for tips on finding reasonably priced parts.
If you are looking for an estimate of value, you will need to list out components: brand and model, as well as some good close up pictures. You will need all that anyway if you want to maximize sales price.
Last edited by wrk101; 03-10-09 at 09:49 AM.