I don't know. Maybe my priorities are all skewed. Maybe I'm a freak. When I see an old bike I don't really care about how much money it might be worth if I fix it up a little. I care more really about what it cost when it was new (I love bragging about how expensive the bike used to be and how much it cost me and the fact it rides just like it was new with just a little work that I did myself). Would I be able to get my money back on E-Bay or even make a big profit? Probably not, and I don't care. The Value I find is in the joy of fixing it up and riding, and maybe even having something unique. Plus it's pretty cool when you blow away some yuppie with full gear on a $1,000 hi-tek carbon bike on what they disdainfully judge as 20 year old $50 steel bomber.