Hey guys...just looking for you to tell me "no" on a potential purchase here.
I've been in the market for a B17 for quite some time and had been hoping to find one attached to a nice, inexpensive donor bike (dreaming, right?) Anyways, I was at Play It Again Sports of all places and there sat a Univega Gran Sport (low-end I believe but triple-butted chromo) fixified with a shiny new Brooks on it. All of the other POS bikes nearby are in the $200 range, so I figure there's no way this thing can be less than that price.
$155. With the 20% coupon I have, that's less than $125 out the door. Unfortunately, the frame size is not right for me, and I have no real need for a fixie in my life anyway. That said, I'd love to go over it with a fine-toothed comb, clean it up real good, and sell it as a commuter single-speed (it already has fenders). I figure I could get $150 for a nice Univega Fixie/SS commuter right? (With a parts-bin saddle of course).
God this is like an alcoholic asking a bar patron for sobriety tips...
EDIT: The picture turned out terribly with only the saddle in the shot...grr