Classic & Vintage - Impact of kickstand damage on vintage bike value
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11-03-10, 03:57 PM
Recently I've encountered kickstand damage to the chainstays of vintage bikes. Damage has ranged from barely noticeable with little flattening to extreme dents. Since these are higher end Reynolds frames with good components I'd like to hear opinions from C&Vers about impact on desirability and pricing. Assuming that the rest of the bike is in good condition what would you do when confronted with this situation?
Extreme dents = value killer. Typical scrapes, not much impact if any on value, unless it is some pristine, highly collectible bike.
11-03-10, 05:00 PM
finding a bike that didn't have crushed chainstays would be some strange exotic treat.
11-03-10, 06:15 PM
Put the kickstand back on it to hide the dents?
11-03-10, 06:16 PM
I have noticed that not all kickstands do the damage. On my Austrian Sears model, it attaches to a plate, no crushing going on. But watch out for those Walds !!
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