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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Good one to restore? Only as an academic project and assuming you have extra money to spend. Its a dept store juvenile bike in rough shape, so as a financial project, not so hot. The cost of what's missing or damaged will exceed the value of the finished project.
If your budget is limited and you would prefer projects to be self funding (sale of finished project at least = to the investment), then stick with bike shop branded adult road bikes.
Not every decision is financial. I am in the middle of restoring a 1934 duplex. I am going to be WAY upside down on it, its gotten pretty crazy. As it is a long term keeper, no problem (OK, still a mistake for sure). As a flip, I would lose tons. My last project was a 1934 rock duplex, I am upside down on it as well, although not as far. I am seeing a trend here.... I better stop buying houses to restore.
For some reason, I have better financial discipline on bikes.
Last edited by wrk101; 05-15-14 at 08:37 AM.