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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Originally Posted by Jeremyewilliams
Thank you! I hadn't seen those catalogs. It's definitely a '74 UE8, are these worth anything? It's in pretty good shape for the year, except for the rear flat tire and missing pump.
People want bikes ready to ride. Just a flat tire can knock the price down $50. It will make buyers wonder about the rest of the mechanical condition. Imagine you went to a car dealership to buy a used car, and all of their used cars had flat tires. What would you think? And most buyers don't realize how cheap it is to replace a tube. But in your case, both of the tires are shot too.
Get it fully ready to ride, paint and chrome appears to be in really good shape, and you will have something. It is a bottom end boomer bike, but people just like old Peugeots. Raise that seat.
As is, some flipper would probably give you $75 for it. He would clean it up, new cables, tires, and tubes, and sell it for $200.