> I've seen old allstates go for very near 4000
> dollars, so your price isn't very out of range by
> any means. Your links are only what people are
> asking, not actually getting, you understand.
> Mechanics are very like used car salesmen.
> You simply can't advertise your bike as a running
> bike though. Maybe that's all that really rubs me
> wrong. I can start a few bikes I have, but I'd
> never ride them, the way they are, and there's
> alot to still do to them. Most people here know
> that about bikes. You have a project bike. It is
> nice. You sort of sound foolish quoting some off
> the wall mechanic though, because I trust so few,
> compared with what even people here can do so much
> better than most of the ones out there in a shop.
> Not many actual "moped shops" even in the entire
> US... so most shops I take with a grain of salt,
> if they choose to give an opinion. Most of them
> act like they know, but don't at all. You moped is
> very specific. NO way these mechanics really know
> anything about it. I know that for sure, so asking
> your mechanic what your bike is like is stupid for
> me to even consider.
> I think you ran out of resources and patience
> before you really know what you even own, and just
> wanna get rid of it for what you think you can.
> You might get it. I hope you do... but sadly you
> probably won't move it here.
> Most everyone that wheels and deals on this site
> is so far ahead of any mechanic you could bring it
> to... I suppose that's where I get the word
> "excuse." --that and "it fires up," as if you
> think everyone here assumes that means it runs.
> Like I said, this just isn't the place to ask full
> price for a non-runner, even if it is really worth
> that much. Still... who sold one similar to it
> lately? look at those "sold" prices instead of
> asking prices. They differ quite extensively.
> Oh, and don;'t talk down to people here. Ya make
> enemies that way. You aren't the golden moped
> holder, even if you were told you are. Most people
> don't enjoy riding those 20mph bicycle-type
> mopeds. I love them, but most people on here are
> bratty kids with a speed agenda and a 50 dollar
> maxi and a pathetic flat black spray-job.
> Get perspective. Know who you are dealing with.
> You posted this in a nest of degenerates for the
> most part, so feel good you even got responses at
> all. In my book, YOU are the troll here, so using
> that against this place is kinda redundant. You
> don't know anyone here, or even participate, but
> you seem to know how you should be treated.
> edit: By the way, I love Trabants! and don't
> worry.. I bet you can sell that bike more local,
> which is FAR easier, and for near your price,
> probably as well... just hard to do here. It's
> hard to type and sound nice, but I'm trying to be
> nice. You seem very offended with the feedback,
> but it's a learning experience. This forum's
> gotten brattier and brattier since it started. If
> you deal here, you need to know that.
I would also add that you know nothing about moped or moped culture. Your museum piece does not fit or belong here it is pretty much a useless bike even if it was mint and running perfectly you couldn't use it very much except for the occasional ride because you would wear out piston, cylinder, parts or break parts that couldn't be replaced or even found.
We ride our bikes here. Many here use mopeds for transportation their sole means of transportation. I myself ride in all but the worst weather and will take a moped to go shopping if it's two bags of groceries or less.
Like I said I'm thinking a wall or shelf is best place for your bike. If you want to sell your bike find a motored theme restaurant to buy your bike and hang it or shelf it on a wall with other memorabilia because it's useless except for a museum piece or a maybe find a rich collector (like Jay Leno) who has a full machine shop and or mechanics to fix or make any parts that are needed .
For the right person you maybe able to get what you want for your bike but I don't think any of us are that right person