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Is it this gitane worth $275.00?

Old 06-29-14, 06:24 AM
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Is it this gitane worth $275.00?

ANY opinions will be much appreciated. Thank you from wa state.!!!
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Old 06-29-14, 06:40 AM
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As-is, maybe $50. Very neglected condition. Looks like it's been enjoying the outdoors PNW for a long time.
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Old 06-29-14, 09:44 AM
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No. Not even close.
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Old 06-29-14, 10:28 AM
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Moved to C & V Appraisals from Classic & Vintage.
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Old 06-29-14, 10:28 AM
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50 is a decent price, this one is rough.
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Old 06-29-14, 03:06 PM
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I would say about $50 also low end boom era model in really rough condition. Would bascically cost more to put the bike back into decent riding shape than it's worth.
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Old 06-29-14, 03:29 PM
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You can find much better bikes for that money if patient. I paid just over $300 for my Sekai 4000 and it was in much better condition.
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Old 06-29-14, 03:46 PM
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Old 06-30-14, 10:16 PM
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In the "Are you looking for one of these" thread in C & V there is a Bridgestone RB-1 listed for $350 in Spokane. This is much superior to the Gitane in the OP and would be worth the 4 hour drive if it's your size.
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Old 06-30-14, 11:29 PM
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+1 Look through some of the latest bikes in "the are you looking for these" thread it will help give you an idea of what's out there in the $200-400 price range there are a half dozen or so really great bikes in your general local that are 4/5x this bike.
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Old 07-01-14, 02:22 AM
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
Wheels don't match either (rear is very likely a replacement, front may be original). I really don't see anything of value here. I might give $20 for it just to rescue it.
+1 On the money!
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