Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries - Ted Williams Sport Racer
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12-17-10, 09:46 PM
How much would this old 10 speed be worth? full campagnolo. It looks pretty rough, but there isn't any rust and i imagine that the high quality tubing w/ old gran sport might be worth at least something.182601
12-18-10, 08:25 AM
Based upon one photo, hard to say, but I've seen similar ones go for between $200.00 to $300.00. The saddle appears to be an Ideale leather saddle. If it is in good shape, I've seen those go for $100.00 on their own. The chrome appears to be in good shape and as you say, there's no rust, so that is a plus. The chromed lugs are a nice touch. If it were the right size, I'd be interested, but it looks a tad small and I have too many beasts already. I think it should clean up nicely. Put the bars down immediately, that just looks so wrong!
This is a Sears bicycle. It is not full Campagnolo. Originally it did come with some Campagnolo: Record derailleurs and Valentino shifters. Unfortunately the rear derailleur has been replaced on this one, though it is a decent SunTour model. The hubs may be Camapgnolo Nuovo Tipo on aluminum rims but I don't remember. While the frame does look very attractive with all the chrome, closer examination shows a lot of cost cutting. The dropouts are stamped and the seat stay caps are made by simply crimping the tubing shut. Value is for the parts, about $50 - $75 in my region.
+1 Sears bike with some really nice touches, but in "project" condition. As is, maybe $75. Fully refurbished, spotless, ready to ride, maybe $200 in the right market. Hard for buyers to get past the Sears brand, and as TMar points out, some definite cheap built specs. But the color and the chrome lugs are a big plus.
Maximum return would be a part out, could get $200 out of the various parts, without doing any work (other than disassembly of course).
12-18-10, 10:17 AM
I went through a Ted Williams this last summer and although it wasn't as nice as yours it was still a Puch built bike and pretty light and well built, I still had a tough time selling it and I'm pretty sure it was due to the Sears branding.
I'd guess in my area that one in rideable condition would be about a $150-$185 bike given the right buyer.
12-21-10, 03:33 PM
Even though it has some vintage value and , I believe, was built in Austria for Sears, you will have a hard time finding a buyer for a somewhat higher end bike that has the Sears brand name on it. I love the quality of Panasonic bikes, but cannot get their true value becasue folks think of electronics when they hear Panasonic, not bikes. However , names like Fuji, Raleigh, Schwinn, get higher name brand recognition and therefore more value. I agree with the $50 to $75 area.
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