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Old 01-26-13, 07:38 AM
Thrifty Bill
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$350 is about right in a regular market for a 1980s Japanese built touring bike, in good condition. In a hot market, it should bring more. Funky three pulley RD is a collectors item.

During riding season, my standard price for mid grade 1980s touring bikes, in nice condition and ready to ride, is $400. I've sold a lot of them at that price.

5 speed freewheel is not uncommon in that era for touring bikes. Plenty of choices for 27 inch tires still, 27 inch wheels were the norm for touring bikes back then as well.

Touring bikes go for more than road bikes, so if you just want a road bike, you can find something for less.

You think the price is high for what reasons?

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