[CR]Good season to ebay vintage bikes? --ride-ready vs. fixer-uppers

(Example: Framebuilding:Tubing:Falck)

In-Reply-To: <MONKEYFOODpEI2rV4Zn00001aeb@monkeyfood.nt.phred.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 14:29:38 -0500
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: "Jeff Potter" <jeff@outyourbackdoor.com>
Subject: [CR]Good season to ebay vintage bikes? --ride-ready vs. fixer-uppers

I have 3 to sell and was thinking next spring, but I also wonder if people like to get bikes in the winter if they're going to need work and TLC or major repair.

I'm supposing that spring is best for spiffy, ride-ready bikes.

But maybe winter is best for fixer-uppers.

Then again maybe it's largely immaterial, considering the many warm climate markets.

I plan to ebay an early-80's 52cm Colnago Mexico (Superbe) and 56cm "wine" Somec (Campy SR) that I got at an eviction liquidation---both need a good bit of TLC. And maybe my early 70's 64cm red Paramount, too---and it's not in the best shape. They're all rideable but need some help. The Mexico is worst---it has bad paint blight and should get new paint. The Colnago and Somec both have rusty chrome and chains, etc.---but I can get them largely tidied up and the chrome is coming clean.

**** Jeff Potter
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