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Old 03-19-07, 09:06 PM   #1
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Price of early 80's Shimano DX Pedals

I have a guy that want to buy one of my sets of 80's Shimano DX pedals. They are new and I haven't been around BMX for many years. What do they go for now?
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Whatever somebody will pay for them. Honestly, probably not worth much.
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That don't surprise me since there's so many copys of them out there. Maybe I can get $20 for them. I think I paid about $20 in 85 for them.
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$20 sounds reasonable.
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Wait just a minute, Actual OG Shimano DX's are one of the most desired pedals in the vintage BMX circles. It's not uncommon for new ones to fetch over $100 on ebay. Sometimes even close to $200. If you are really looking to sell them, it may be worth it to put them up on ebay. Also do some looking around vintagebmx.com They are worth $$$ in new or good cond.
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If wds178 is right...then jack that price up!
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Holy**** I just check ebay and one finished at $140 and it was used. Now I don't know what to do I got 3 new sets sitting here and 2 used ones. I guess I'll ask for more. When I raced in the 80's I bought every pair I found while traveling because I never wanted to be without a set and there were so hard to find in 9/16. I think I'll ebay a set and see what I get. Thanks for the help. I would have left money on the table.
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If wds178 is right...then jack that price up!
fa sho. damn. that's more than fly pedals.
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what makes em so good?
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they are old and hard to come by
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so are plenty of other brands of pedals that are old, why these as oposed to another company
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Old 03-20-07, 05:39 PM   #12
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old and hard to come by = lots of money
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Old 03-20-07, 05:41 PM   #13
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depends on what it is
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people on eBay will buy anything...i sell my used Chuck's when I'm done with them...usually get $45-80 for the pair...
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any positive feeback on 'em?
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yes.
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I should sell my Lotek's that they stopped making when I'm done with them, but they don't have matching laces, have little rips, and are stretched out on one foot.
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my Chuck's were in SUCH bad shape...holes, soles fallin' off, heal-cup gone (that's the hard, plastic part at the heal...they always come off).
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Shoes are worth about 5 cents each the instant you wear them and get sweat/dirt on/in them. Clothes should only be given away, not sold, and if you have to buy them used, get them from a thrift store... IMO.
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i'm just sellin' 'em...I figure if people want my old shoes AND are willing to pay more than I did I'm not going to stop them
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you both make good points
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Makes me want to put my old Vans that don't fit and aren't made anymore on eBay. Maybe someone will pay alot for them aha.
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It's not so much that DX's are just old & hard to find, but these were THE pedal to have back in the day. They just felt perfect.
Ophidian sums it up best: "When I raced in the 80's I bought every pair I found while traveling because I never wanted to be without a set and there were so hard to find in 9/16."
You look at a lot of the old pics from the 80's: Hoffman, Fiola, Blyther, etc. and you'll find that often they're riding DX's. I've read that Rick Moliterno still has a stockpile of them so that he can keep riding them.
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Nice job Wds178 you helped him a lot!!
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So should we start buying up a bunch of Jim C's?

Actually, I wish I had bought a second pair in the limited edition teal and kept it in the box. Mine are still going strong, but they won't be forever and I like the color a lot, so it'd be a shame to get boring black or something.
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