Originally Posted by that_guy_zach
So frustrating. Got home today and was hoping to get some work done on a couple of project bikes.
First- Bridgestone 300 Mixte- Slight bend on the downtube, Very minor but still sucks.
Second- Peugeot PGN10- Thing is trashed, Frame looks okay with some minor dents but the fork is trashed.
I haven't had those issues exactly, but I can't tell you the number of annoying little surprises I've encountered when attempting to fix up some old road bikes to flip -- half the time I end up buying a new crank, derailleur or wheel to get it right, and that pretty well takes away my meager profit after replacing the usual tires-tubes-cables-hsgs-chain-tape and saddle.
It's a shame though that the defects you encountered can't be resolved with a small investment on ebay. I just hope you did not pay much to begin with and hopefully there are some nice components for a future build or to sell.