Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries Use this subforum for all requests as to "How much is this vintage bike worth?"Do NOT try to sell it in here, use the Marketplaces.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-12-12, 09:05 AM   #1
karibee
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Firestone Vagabond Chante

I picked up a Firestone Vagabond, Chante model (10-speed, i think) at a thrift store for $20. It's lovely...and in great shape, but I cannot find anything online about this model. When was it made? How many? How much...etc. Thanks for any help!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg bike.jpg (89.4 KB, 16 views)
karibee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-12, 09:17 AM   #2
JPZ66
Senior Member
 
JPZ66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Bikes: 1949 'Italian' , 1950 San Giusto, 1897 Union, and a number of "projects"... 198? Grandis, a couple of Mixte's...
Posts: 679
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have no clue, but it looks like a great find for $20 !!

Cheers,

Joe
JPZ66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-12, 09:39 AM   #3
wrk101
DRF aka Thrifty Bill
 
wrk101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
Posts: 19,966
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Another department store bike. Firestone did not make a single bike, they bought them from others, and had them slap on a Firestone label. During the bike boom, every tire shop, gas station, dept store, etc., had their own brand of bikes. No one is tracking these thousands of store brands, so web info is limited to non-existent. Value is all about what it is worth to you. Great condition is a plus!!

About a gillion of these were made, as Huffy/Murray/whoever made them for everybody.

Last edited by wrk101; 12-14-12 at 07:33 AM.
wrk101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-12, 05:47 AM   #4
sedover
Junior Member
 
sedover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: se michigan
Bikes:
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by karibee View Post
I picked up a Firestone Vagabond, Chante model (10-speed, i think) at a thrift store for $20. It's lovely...and in great shape, but I cannot find anything online about this model. When was it made? How many? How much...etc. Thanks for any help!
Just found one myself on CL for $15. Not quite as nice as yours but still quite good. I really like the white bikes with chrome or aluminum as they look quite elegant.

Other than the typical maintenance required and a set of tires it seems fine and it is better than buying a Chinese bike. Fitted out with front and rear baskets (Wald), lights, and a few other bits I like these old store bikes for commuting, general errands, and general puttering about. If it is stolen, gets wet, or dirty no big loss. I have had great luck with the cheap "dept store" bikes.

A dumpster rescued FS Elite mtb is still going strong after 5yrs of 4 season commuting and general errand use. Would not subject my nicer bikes (mostly classic lugged steel) to the same day in day out use on salted winter roads.

Last edited by sedover; 12-14-12 at 05:53 AM.
sedover is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:16 PM.