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Hi I just bought a early teens antique bicycle is a single speed Tribune racer with wood wheels all is there but the pedals and the seat need refurbishing other than that the bike is in near perfect working order the crank turns everything works the tires and rims that is just need to be trued it has the original paint so the patina is good there is some rust on the handlebars but I was going to just remove that with some tinfoil and some elbow grease I paid $700 for the bike it was going on auction for 900 did I get a good deal and can I sell it for a profit??
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You paid a top of the market auction price on this antique Tribune bicycle. With that said, you can ask any price you please on any item you own, the key factor being finding a buyer in your price range.

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