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Old 10-22-16, 04:51 PM
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Just stole a Lotus Prestige PC in a yard sale for $50. After an overhaul it's pretty much flawless. Rides like a dream. Any idea what the msrp was? What its worth now? Is it Tawain junk or worth upgrading? Its Sun tour equipped

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Old 10-23-16, 06:50 AM
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You'll need to post pictures and the serial number, as the Prestige was produced from at least 1983-1987 and varied quite a bit in specs and price.
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Old 10-23-16, 07:27 AM
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Is it Tawain junk or worth upgrading?
Bikes from Taiwan aren't junk.
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Suntour pretty much disappeared once manufacturing was transferred to Taiwan at the end of the 80's.
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The OP posted this in C&V forum too, with some additional info. I provided an updated response there. https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...232-lotus.html
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Any pics? You did a full overhaul? Take everything off the frame, clean and degrease all the bearings and reassemble it? Any new consumables like tires, bar tape or cables?

Condition and location are the biggest factors in resale value. If you paid $50 for it dirty unused condition after wiping it down and spraying some WD-40 on the chain it might worth $75-80 in LA or Miami this time if year in Minneapolis maybe $40.
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