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    8 different bikes

    I have a random assortment of old bikes. I dont know much about any of them except my daily commuter. I highly doubt any of them are worth anything but what the hell right? I would like to know if any are worth money as they sit or worth anything after a restoration? I like restoring bikes but not in it for the money. I just dont want to spend 200 on a bike worth 5 cents.

    Schwinn Suburban
    Huffy White Heat (First MTB!)
    Schwinn World
    Motobecane Mirage
    Hiawatha Gambler or Gambles?
    2007 Scott Sub 30 (26in)
    2004 Trek Fuel 80
    Huffy Seabreeze
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    These bikes.. they look very familar. I see some I would fix up in there, but only a few. Most are low end, mass produced and imo junky. Did you acquire most of these at a certain bike expo? They really do look quite familar.
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    WOW, a huffy white heat. I had one of those, such a pile, but man did I love it.

    Keep the Trek, Scott, and depending if it fits you and you'll ride it, the Motobecane. Sell the rest as is for $40 each on craigslist.

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    Welcome to the forums! I agree the Trek, Scott and Moto are likely the best of the lot. Do I see a Fisher?

    Some elbow grease and lemon pledge will make most any bike better come time to sell. So spend a day fluffing and buffing a bit and have a big sale.

    Aren't Hiawathas something special? if I lived on the first floor that would mmake a ccool city bike but I am not lugging it upstairs.



    OH it is a scwhinn I saw that Diamond on the TT and tought it was the Fisher logo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    Welcome to the forums! I agree the Trek, Scott and Moto are likely the best of the lot. Do I see a Fisher?

    Some elbow grease and lemon pledge will make most any bike better come time to sell. So spend a day fluffing and buffing a bit and have a big sale.

    Aren't Hiawathas something special? if I lived on the first floor that would mmake a ccool city bike but I am not lugging it upstairs.



    OH it is a scwhinn I saw that Diamond on the TT and tought it was the Fisher logo


    The hiawatha does have some style! The teal colored one is a huffy seabreeze i rebuilt for my girlfriend. It never moves. But i enjoy rebuilding them just as mych as the finished project.

    Quote Originally Posted by IthaDan View Post
    WOW, a huffy white heat. I had one of those, such a pile, but man did I love it.

    Keep the Trek, Scott, and depending if it fits you and you'll ride it, the Motobecane. Sell the rest as is for $40 each on craigslist.

    Its crazy how many people say they had a white heat for there first bike! The thing is heavy!

    Quote Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
    These bikes.. they look very familar. I see some I would fix up in there, but only a few. Most are low end, mass produced and imo junky. Did you acquire most of these at a certain bike expo? They really do look quite familar.
    No i aqcuired through time. They all have feelings and junky hurts them. Haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjweber4540 View Post
    No i aqcuired through time. They all have feelings and junky hurts them. Haha
    Funny, I watched a truck filled with almost identical bikes get bought a few weekends back, I was suspecting you were that guy. Sorry to hurt your bikes feelings, happy wrenching.
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    did you acquire them as tenants moved out and abandoned them? not that there's anything wrong with that...

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    The Trek and Scott are worth the most. The Trek you could probably get $300 for if everything works ok. The Motobecane has some value but it is lower end and in rough shape. The rest, not a whole lot.
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    Don't know who was using using that Hiawatha name, but that looks like a '60s Murray. Similar to what Sears and JC Penney were selling at the time (also made by Murray).
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    Hiawatha was Gambles' brand name. Obviously Murray built, but I would guess 1970s.

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    The Hiawatha looks to be a mid 60's sears catalog bike. As for value the Trek does have some a couple of hundred if in good shape. The moto has some potential if its your size and want to fix it up as a rider. I also think becasue of the nice condition the Hiawatha also has some value to the right buyer maybe $125 or so. The rest I would just sell on CL and take whatever you can get.

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