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Old 02-29-12, 04:35 PM   #1
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1984 Schwinn Sierra 21" Mountain Bike blue

I don't know much about bikes but i just bought this the other day used for $30. Wondering what is was worth

Found an auction for one on eBay if you want to see pictures. Thanks in advance
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Retr...#ht_1952wt_952


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Old 02-29-12, 04:54 PM   #2
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"Budget" Bicycle Center strikes again. The bike in the ebay ad is worth about the cost of shipping if it were tuned up and ready to ride, which it is certainly not.

But $30 is a good price on just about any good quality bike in working condition. Enjoy it, should be a good rider.
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Old 02-29-12, 04:58 PM   #3
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"Budget" Bicycle Center strikes again. The bike in the ebay ad is worth about the cost of shipping if it were tuned up and ready to ride, which it is certainly not.

But $30 is a good price on just about any good quality bike in working condition. Enjoy it, should be a good rider.
What was the shipping i price i cant find it! Im trying to find out how much money is reasonable to put into it if i need anything fixed
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Old 02-29-12, 05:03 PM   #4
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Oh sorry. Shipping price as I saw it was about $120, which is what you could probably get for it on craigslist assuming everything is in good working shape, and the bike itself looks nice.
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Old 02-29-12, 05:05 PM   #5
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Sweet! Thanks for the help
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Old 02-29-12, 05:17 PM   #6
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That's not an auction, that's unbelievable dreamland. Then every once in a while, they hook a fish, er, get a bid. Just a typical MTB from that era,+/- $100 to $125 fully refurbished and ready to go.
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Wow $500 + S&H for that! Total rip-off.
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Wow $500 + S&H for that! Total rip-off.
Can you believe he doesn't even take the time to clean it up?
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Hello Yus4eel, Welcome to the forums. Do you have any pics of your bike? If it is atleast rideable for $30 you may have a gotten a decent deal on old steel MTB which with a bit of elbow grease can make a great townie.
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