Sorry, I was being a jerk last night- though I stand by my answer to a certain extent. I'm a bit tired of people asking how much things are worth- this is why:
There are some folk here that earn (dubious term) a ton of cash, and others here (here! ha! as if this was a place! totally different idea) that earn livin-ish wages. (all terms intentionally abstract)
Now- a bicycle, any bicycle, to the guy who doesn't own a car, and that really is how he gets to work everyday is worth a great deal, even if he doesn't pay much for it, even if it's a huffy, sort of like the man I saw on the train last week with his cantilever brake cable down to a single, yes ONE! strand.
You're talking about something different. Never Ridden, Signed, etc. You can change what it is by riding it- Indeed, the very notion of what the item is changes dependent on use. Furthermore, if we are considering this as a collectors item, you must also consider the market- not only time, but the likely patrons of said market. The art market is larger, and comprised of wealthier folks than the collectors bicycle market.
You have voluntarily joined the collectors bicycle market. No worries, no fees required. Relieved? What's it worth? What are you willing to pay? That's all it's ever worth.
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