Last summer when I was living in Wellington, FL I met an older guy who occasionally came to my shop's Sunday morning ride on his fixed gear bike when he was up from Fort Lauderdale visiting relatives. I was amazed how he kept up with our road bike B group on his bike with only one gear. It got me interested in riding fixed myself and since we were about the same size and I really liked his chrome-plated bike I asked him if he would sell it but he turned me down. I stopped going to those rides soon after so did not see him again.
Well, I moved to Ft Laud a few months ago and guess who I ran into? That same guy lives in the building next to mine. When I ran into him he turned me on to several rides in the area and guess what else? He is riding a new bike and offered to sell me his old frameset.
Sorry for running on but I've come to the gist of my post. He is asking $300 for the frame, fork, and headset, and seems pretty firm on his price. There are no scratches or marks on it, looks practically new due to the plating which turns out to be nickel, not chrome like I thought. He has lots of other nice parts that he says he will let me have for "good prices", will help me shop for anything else I need to finish the bike, and will help me put it together. I have been riding road bikes for years and whenever it needed work just handed my bike over to my shop, said "fix it", and paid when it was done so this is all new to me.
Does the forum think this frame is worth $300?