HELLO! I AM NEW TO THIS HOLY BICYCLE COMPENDIUM! I am amazed at the extent to which this website has captured all that is bicycles and cycling. Thanks for the great site and awesome community!
I am in a predicament. I have been itching to turn a U0-8 into a fixie for sometime. I prefer the angles of the tubes of this frame of this bike over any other. I live in Hawaii, and so these aren't as abundant as they are on the mainland. I found this one on craigslist, and the guy wants $40.
I have done some research and found that complete, ok-condition bicycles of this make usually aren't worth more than $20. Any suggestions? I mean, its not like I don't have $40, but I would need to replace the pedals, brakes, chain, chainring, spider, rear hub, tires and respoke both wheels.
Shipping from the mainland sucks, so that is out of the question...
Should I bite my thumb at this guy and try to haggle? I haven't seen many on island, however, so I feel like I shouldn't risk it.
BTW, there is no left pedal.
I think I will ultimately give in and just buy it, because I am new to the bike community here and don't have any connections to shops or anything. I think I love this bike too much to pass it up.
How badly am I getting ripped off at $40?