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Old 10-24-20, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Lbxpdx View Post
Thanks for the link. Just what I was looking for. I guess I was subconsciously looking for approval on the price, which is $150. I keep reading posts where folks are finding awesome older bikes in great condition for $200 and under, but I have a feeling that is more the exception than the rule.
There's people that seem to find grail level bikes for $20 or whatever... and then there are those that are snobby about "you paid too much for that," but I've had to pay through the nose for the bikes I've wanted.

I guess the rule of thumb is to have an idea of what it is that you want, and how much similar things ACTUALLY sell for, and how much you want it.

The important thing is knowing what you want, IMO. Why is that bike desirable? Is it good tubing, is it constructed well, are those good components, does it have braze-ons and features you want, is it made in the factory you want it to have been made in, does it have a good reputation...

Good luck and I'm looking forward to the pix!!!
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