I went through a few flea markets the other day and noticed each one had a couple bikes from the past. Some of them looked nice, but had noticeable wear and damage to various areas. Some look like they were ready to ride. All of them had thin tires. The prices on them range from $30 to $50 which sounds like a good deal. I figured I could buy one, paint it and replace any old parts to get them rolling again. I'll be going back soon and take some pics for you bike experts to analyze and give me some suggestions. A lot of these bikes were from brands I've never heard of. They all looked very light weight too and had saddles new to my eyes.
Are these bikes too old to be worth the money and time to fix them? I guess it all depends on the bike. I'll try to get some pics here of them soon.