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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Bolted axles, turkey levers, low end crankset, and steel seat post are all signs of a nice but lower end bike. (These are guesses based on the low rez pic). Are the rims steel? Just be prepared that you probably will not be able to get your investment out of it. But if it is a long term keeper, it doesn't matter. But if it is a keeper, the first thing I would do is replace the steel rim wheels with some alloy units. Put a WTB on your local Craigs List, and you should be able to find some cheap. Are they 27 inch?
Is there a decal on the seat tube showing frame material of construction? If not, it is likely a high ten steel bike.
Paint on bike looks pretty solid, perhaps just touch up a couple of small areas if you want.
A good paint job is costly, others have tried cheap rattle can paint jobs with mixed results. Do a search on that topic. You may just decide to keep it the way it is.
Last edited by wrk101; 02-09-09 at 08:19 AM.