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Old 02-17-10, 01:59 PM   #1
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Tiger semi pro value

Hey i was wondering if anyone could tell me how much my bike is worth. Its brand is Tiger Cycle Mfg which i havent been able to find any info one, and its model is "semi pro s..." the sticker is rubbed off and cant read the rest. Other stickers say "double butter high tensile steel" "made in japan" and guessing its a '76 according to the number on the frame.





sorry about the ****ty pictures theyre from my phone and its glaring outside
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High tensile steel = Bottom end typical boomer bike. Does it have steel rims, cottered cranks, turkey levers, nutted axles and stem shifters? Is so, there is basically no value. Just ride it and enjoy. There were thousands of bike brands during the boom in the 1970s. There were not thousands of manufacturers, rather, there were several private label companies that would put custom labels onto their bikes so you could sell them as your brand.

The bike companies often use model names that are the opposite of reality. Names such as "Elite", "Pro", "Master", "Racer", "Lite Weight", "Grand Tourer", and so on are commonly used on bottom end bikes. Its too bad there is no logic to the process.
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I'll bet "double butter" really is "double butted".
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That explains why i couldnt find any info on the brand haha thanks. To answer questions yes for the most part. The shifters seem real nice theyre on the lower frame, and the crank is real beefy. Its 10x nicer than what the pics show. Looks as if its been in storage most its life all original except the tires. Was just wondering what it was worth cuz its a little too small for me and i already have an older sekai bike.
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I'll bet "double butter" really is "double butted".
ya its a little scratched i had i feeling double butter made no ****ing sense
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