A friend-of-a-friend in Portland is trying to sell me his steel Bushnell tandem, circa 1995 or 1996, for $500. I've not seen it yet, but it looks like a nice ride, if a little dated, in the photos. It seems like these don't come up used too often, so I'm having trouble finding price comps online. Any opinions on a fair price for such a bike? I think the grouppo is Ultegra (maybe 600, given the date), with bar-end shifters and a seven-speed cassette.
Obviously fit is an issue, and I will make sure that is right before I pull the trigger. I also expect that $500 is a pretty good deal, but because I may spend some money modestly upgrading the thing (adding a drag brake, first) I would be interested in rough estimates of value, not merely confirmation that $500 is a good deal. Upgrades could easily add a few hundred bucks, so if it only worth $500 it probably isn't a great deal.