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    Yet Another "How Much is This Bike Worth" Thread

    I'm looking for a 80's - 90's steel road bike just to have something to play around with. Found this one for sale locally, but I honestly don't know what a fair price might be. Looking for some insight.

    Van Tuyl Road Bike w/ Campagnolo Record
    Asking $350

    Here's the add:
    Great parts bike
    Older Van Tuyl Road Bike
    Colombus frame and fork in ok, poor condition
    Campagnolo Record equiped
    - Brakes w/ finger shifters [looks like downtube shifters from the pics]
    - Cranks
    - Pedals
    - Front and Rear Derailleurs
    - Hubs
    - Seatpost
    - Headset

    Here's what the seller said in an email:

    The bike is certainly rideable but the frame, which is Columbus tubing, is older and in ok condition (several scratches and a small dent in one of the tubes). The greatest value is in the Campy Record Componenets but again the bike is very rideable. In its day, it was a pretty sweet bike, obviously Van Tuyl is Dutch and they built excellent bikes.

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    Sounds like the seller is offering a pretty good deal to you.
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    Sounds like a good deal if the Record components are in good shape. The frame may not be worth restoring depending on the dent situation. Another question - clincher or sew-up? and which do you want/prefer? That can add a few $ if you need to swap. But the components may be enough by themselves.

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    Are you getting it to ride and to improve your tinkering? Or to sell at a profit? If the former, it's a bit high in my opinion (which isn't worth much).

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    I guess the other question is what specifically does he mean by "Record"? Is this Nuovo Record, Super Record, C-record?

    I still think you'd be hard pressed to fit out a Columbus tubed frame with any variety of Record components for $350.00
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    Too rich for my blood but I'm kinda cheap(poor). That campy stuff does seem to go for good money . It sounds like a good quolity project depending on that dent in the frame.
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