Classic & Vintage - Blue Max Plateau EX
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07-16-12, 08:44 PM
Hello. I'm a newbie and posted last week asking for advice on choosing a new bike. I got some great suggestions and went with a Trek 7300 WSD.
I had an old Blue Max Plateau EX touring bike that I purchased new around 1989 stored in my garage with less than 20 miles on it. I put it on Craig's List last night for $50. A gentleman showed up this evening and bought it without even riding it. Now I'm thinking perhaps it was a "vintage" bike and worth a lot more. I Googled it and didn't find anything. Any thoughts?
07-16-12, 08:57 PM
I would say, it is too late. it's gone. don't think about.
It sounds like it was a nice late 1980s chromoly touring machine which is highly coveted. If it really only had 30 miles on it, depending on specs I would say it was worth $300-600. I don't know the brand though to that is a pretty big maybe.
07-16-12, 09:34 PM
Thank you, Cyclotoine. You're right...it's gone. I should have researched it beforehand. But I never thought it would be worth anything. I bought it from ToysRUs. I road it around the block a few times and didn't like it. So it sat in my garage all these years. It was a really pretty coral/pink color 21 speed. Thanks again.
07-16-12, 09:38 PM
Toys R US? You're safe in my books. Lets see the Trek build and never look back.
07-17-12, 01:59 AM
The Blue Max bikes that I know of were rebranded mid level bikes aimed towards families on US Military bases. They were sold in the stores on or near the bases. Just check out what Blue Max BMX bikes go for. Their logo featured a Maltese cross.
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