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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As is, $125, cleaned up, lubed, new tires and tubes: $200.
As a bare minimum, I would clean it really good, air up the tires, and you can probably get $150 for it (and it will sell a lot faster than as is for $125). People looking for projects (like me) expect a healthy discount (cheaper than $125). I bought a very similar Peugeot for $37.50. Most buyers want bikes ready to ride (which is what I did to the Peugeot I bought).
You can address the hard brake pads easily with a file. Loosen the cable at the caliper first to give you room to work. Then just file off the top hard layer. Readjust cable and you are ready to go. Its not as good as replacing the pads, but better than leaving them hard as bricks.
You should consider using Flickr or similar to host your pics in the Craigs List ad. This allows you to post a full size pic in the ad.
Last edited by wrk101; 06-29-09 at 01:01 PM.
Reason: brake pad comment