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 spats
I would not pay more than $50.00 for a World Sport. Keep looking. You can find much nicer bikes for way cheaper.
FWIW: I have had no trouble selling 1984 or newer WS (the ones with alloy rims and cromoly main frame) for $150 to $175, depending on size. This is in ready to ride condition. Sold a 1987 last week for $160 in superb, ready to ride condition. Before 1984, the WS was a real dog.
$250 is high, except in one of those red hot markets: NYC, Portland, OR, San Fran and a couple of others.
Your preliminary research is correct, I have never seen one cross $200.
Its a lower end, bike shop branded bike with a three piece crank and alloy wheels. Around here, you will not get that for $50, unless it needs a lot of work, or you score a deal.
That guy's ad is a real turn off for me, he is passing it off as if it is some super, high end find. But to each his own. It does look like he did some nice work on it.
And no way a 23 inch frame is going to have a 30 inch stand over.
Last edited by wrk101; 10-22-11 at 08:24 PM.