Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries - In the Fixie/SS Craze, Do this Frame Have Value?
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12-23-10, 12:37 PM
I was given a Giant Acapulco (low end mountain bike). Free is good, but as a repair, the cost far exceeds the value of the bike. However, the frame appears in relatively Good Condition (Size 20"). Does it have value with the SS/Fixie Set? The frame does have horizontal dropouts. Thanks.
12-23-10, 01:00 PM
I don't think the Fixie crown is interested in MTB frames - they favor nicely lugged vintage road bikes.
(Of course, in my neck of the woods, I don't think I could unload a PX10 fixie for 50 bucks, even with a $100 bill stuck to the saddle!)
- A MTB bike like that is an ideal campus bike though - Keep it a while and sell it in the summer, and you'll make a few bucks on it.
12-23-10, 01:19 PM
My neck of the woods is probably just south your your neck of the woods (I live south of Detroit). Like you, there is little interest in fixie bikes. Had I thought through my question better, I wouldn't have asked my question. You are right. Fixie folks are looking for lugged frames. As a repair, I'm not feeling it right now. But who knows, that may change by summer. Thanks for your response!
12-23-10, 01:22 PM
Forget fixie, turn it into a 'cross frame!
12-23-10, 01:26 PM
Cross Frame! Good idea. I should have thought of that.
12-23-10, 02:53 PM
Or a winter bike. The frame appears solid, the rims are pretty heavy duty and the cantilever brakes allow for a variety of tires. People are always looking for a good beater bike for winter commuting.
The 1x9 is very trendy in Boston right now. I'd go for that.
12-24-10, 03:44 PM
I'm thinking it is a 7 speed, but 1x7 is just as popular probably. Not a bad idea.
I am roughly in your neck of the woods and would suggest just stripping it for parts and calling it done. Older Mountian bikes are a real hard sell even in the middle of the summer. This one has a bolt on rear wheel so it was very low in Giant's line.
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