Can anyone provide a general rule of thumb of what to look for in a vintage bike at different price points?
For instance what should I expect from a sub $50 bike, $50-100, $100-150, $150-200?
As I have mentioned before, I am trying to get road bikes for my brother and his fiancee as a wedding gift. I would like to spend around $200-250 combined for the bikes, but am willing to go a little higher for a substantially better product.
The problem I am running across in my area is many CL sellers do not post pictures with the ad, and I do not have the time to run around trying to see all the bikes. For example, the following bikes were recently posted:
I think the Raleigh would work for my brother, he's 6'3", and the Nishiki or the Fuji would work for his fiancee, she's 5'7", but without pictures how do I know if they are worth the time to find out more about?
Is there particular questions I should ask of the sellers?
Thanks for all the help.