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Classic Auto Bike Worth?

Old 06-13-22, 02:07 PM
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Classic Auto Bike Worth?

I wanna know how much a auto bike is worth
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Originally Posted by Shannon2006 View Post
I wanna know how much a auto bike is worth
Buying or selling?

We need pics, details, good description to start with, you need 5 posts x 2 days to post pics.

And there is a "whats it worth" thread you need to post in for this.
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I don't have any first hand experience with these but have seen a few threads about their value and the general consensus is they have little value unless in mint or unused condition and then may have some value to a collector or museum as an oddity.
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^^^^^ +1; as an actual rider, they're the spawn of Satan. There's no manual override, and the way they shift to larger cogs (lower gears) in response to load, it's always too late. I rode once with a guy who had one, and he told me it drove him crazy to ride it in any hilly location. So yeah, museum / collector / novelty value only.
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They are very low end bikes with what is supposed to be an automatic shifting system. In reality, the system is a bit of a nut buster, frequently slipping out of gear causing, well broken nuts. Anyway, a such a bike, in perfect condition might fetch $100 to $150 from an unsuspecting buyer. If I were the buyer, I would simply pass. If I were selling, even though doing so would challenge my ethics base, I would want the $100 but be more than willing to take whatever I could get.

I did not share this information to offend. I base my appraisal on actual experience. Anyway, best of luck with the bike, be it buying or selling.
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Value as a "classic bike" = zero. Value as a novelty item:: $50 to $100.

If I found one for free, I would donate it. A good co op can get saddles, pedals, inner tubes and odds and ends off a bike like this and scrap the rest.

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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post

If I found one for free, I would donate it.
If I found one in a dumpster, I'd set it on fire. Then, I'd call the FD in and root for them to save the dumpster.

Yeah, they are POSes

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