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What is my used bicycle worth? Your opinion thread.

Old 03-30-17, 10:03 AM
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What is the value of my used bike. Your opinion thread.

I can't rely on Bicyclebluebook so I created a thread for everyone here to value our bikes with our aftermarket parts. Also, the rarely and demand on the bike which are not factored in BBB.

How much can this bike be sold for online or in person?

1988 Schwinn Madison?
Size: 52cm
Condition: Good
Saddle/Seatpost: San Marco Rolls/ UNO
Handlebar/Stem: Origin8/Nitto
Crankset: Sugino GLP w/MKS pedals
Wheelset: Stock Suntour Sprint w/ Continental Gatorskin
Fork: Original fork


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Old 03-30-17, 10:06 AM
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Couple of hundred bucks maybe? Doesn't matter what it is "worth" only what someone is willing to pay if you are trying to sell it. You can think it is worth $800 but if the only person willing to buy it is willing to pay $250, then you have what it is worth, at least to them.
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
Couple of hundred bucks maybe? Doesn't matter what it is "worth" only what someone is willing to pay if you are trying to sell it. You can think it is worth $800 but if the only person willing to buy it is willing to pay $250, then you have what it is worth, at least to them.
If I was to ever sell it on Craigslist or eBay, how much should I be asking for? Is that value, worth? I'm not sure of the correct term. Thanks
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I wouldn't pay more than $250 for that bike.
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Bicycles aren't like houses or cars, and the "value" will vary widely from one area to the next or one person to the next.

For example, I wouldn't pay any more than $50 for that bike. I'm sure it's a great bike and it may be worth quite a bit more than that to you or someone else, but that's all it's worth to me.
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Old 03-30-17, 11:27 AM
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The seat alone is around $60.

Damn, I guess its not an expensive bike.
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Originally Posted by hadavid.acc View Post
The seat alone is around $60.
Seriously? I wouldn't pay $20 for a beat up Rolls.
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Old 03-30-17, 12:05 PM
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Seriously? I wouldn't pay $20 for a beat up Rolls.

It's in good condition for its age. I will take better pictures soon.
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Old 03-30-17, 12:30 PM
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It doesn't really matter because I'm not buying it.
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Sold my Schwinn Madison for $250. It was beat up, no head badge, no decals. The crank was the original Sugino GLP and I got the Sakae stem, bar, and seatpost for it. Other than that the rest is basic
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Sold my Schwinn Madison for $250. It was beat up, no head badge, no decals. The crank was the original Sugino GLP and I got the Sakae stem, bar, and seatpost for it. Other than that the rest is basic
Wow, thats a good deal. They probably stripped it and repainted it. The frame alone looks really nice, almost looks like an NJS frame.
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You asked for opinions, and now you're getting them. That said, $200.
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You asked for opinions, and now you're getting them. That said, $200.
Yes I am. Thank you

$200 is actually what I paid for it a few days ago.
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yeah i thought you posted in another thread you just bought it.
what is it with people buying things and then trying to get validation from internet strangers after the fact..?
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Bike flipper.
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Validation

I bought a very nice,all original, opaque blue, 1974 Schwinn "Traveler" for $20 bucks off Craigslist, last Saturday.I figure after I upgrade with new tires($40),tubes($10),rim tape($5) and bar tape($10), it should easily be worth $80 bucks. My daddy didn't raise no fool.
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Bike flipper.
Or a cyclist that wants to know the price and more information about a bike he just bought.
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Or a cyclist that wants to know the price and more information about a bike he just bought.
Yeah, sure, whatever.
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trying too hard to be my bike.
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trying too hard to be my bike.
Lol. I owned to many bikes to be trying to hard. From Cinelli, Affinity lo pro, bianchi super pista, langster pro, njs, gt gtb, moth, iro and so on.
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I'm not much of a Schwinn fan, but I would think an original track frame with real track dropouts would count for something.

The only notes I'm seeing on the Madison are people asking a fortune for them.

https://velofinds.com/tag/schwinn/ (bottom of the page)
Vintage Schwinn Madison | The Classic and Antique Bicycle Exchange

I'd probably lose the basket. Cute, but it won't help the price.

There is a subforum for C&V appraisals. The bike above crosses lines being a C&V Fixie.

Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries - Bike Forums
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Originally Posted by hadavid.acc View Post
Lol. I owned to many bikes to be trying to hard. From Cinelli, Affinity lo pro, bianchi super pista, langster pro, njs, gt gtb, moth, iro and so on.
I think you missed something here...
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Three pieces of silver and a grizzly pelt.
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Three pieces of silver and a grizzly pelt.


But really. I wouldn't give you a penny for the wrong side of a bike.
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Originally Posted by hadavid.acc View Post
Lol. I owned to many bikes to be trying to hard. From Cinelli, Affinity lo pro, bianchi super pista, langster pro, njs, gt gtb, moth, iro and so on.
If you're so experienced, why do you need to consult a forum regarding your bike's worth?
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