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    What's this bike worth?

    It's a 1970's Schwinn Traveler.
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    It looks like a 1977 model. The frame and fork are 1020 carbon steel (TT and DT are single butted), steel Araya rims, low end components. Catalog weight for a 23" frame bike is 32 pounds. The large size hurts the value. Retail price in 1977 was $142.95.

    I'm guessing value is in the $75 - $100 range.
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    What Scooper said. That is a huge bike and will only fit a few people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dweenk View Post
    What Scooper said. That is a huge bike and will only fit a few people.

    Given the OP's handle as Tall Cool One, I don't think that will be a problem. The Traveler will make his 63cm Cannondale feel like a DWARF!

    Let the seller keep his 10 lb saddle and as @Scooper suggests, offer him $75.
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    I was thinking $50 +/-
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    $125 is as low as he would go. My original thought was $50 to $75 knowing nothing about the values of old bikes.

    Thanks for the info folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tall Cool One View Post
    $125 is as low as he would go. My original thought was $50 to $75 knowing nothing about the values of old bikes.

    Thanks for the info folks.

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    While it is definitely overpriced, if you need a bike that huge, you will not see another one for a while, probably a long time. In addition, if you don't find one local, the shipping on a frame that big is high. Some sellers can hang on to stupid high prices for a long time.

    If you already have a bike, I would definitely pass. But if you need to buy one to get riding, then I would consider it.
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    I bought the 80's version of this bike in that size for $75. I am 6"5' and had always wanted to try one. I think it is overpriced at $125. I would wait him out as I doubt he will have many takers.
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    He's currently at $100. But it's $100 with no shipping because it's in the town I live in.
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    Down to $80....what to do....what to do....80 bucks no shipping costs......what to do....know what I want to do...
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    Its $80. You are not talking about life altering money here. May well be worth $80 for you and perhaps less to anyone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
    Its $80. You are not talking about life altering money here. May well be worth $80 for you and perhaps less to anyone else.
    That's the thing. There's what it's worth, and then there's what it's worth to you. Those are often different numbers.
    That's enough out of you, legs. Shut up and pedal.

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    I offered him $50 after he offered to me for $80. If I were to get the bike, I would probably use it on my trainer and to knock around with and just bring it out for fun when company comes over or ride it in really sloppy weather. I'm sure the bike would need a tune up, pedals, and definitely needs a new seat at a minimum.

    I'm from a pretty small town with a pretty small cycling community and an even smaller 6' 6" and above population who are into bicycles. His customer base is pretty small I would think.
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    If I needed a bike that tall, I'd pay $80 for that.
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    Obviously, you want it because you keep posting about it. Go get it for $80.
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    Yup, when it's $100 or less why sleep on it? Albeit, I must confess I slept on this one overnight, mostly because of an already full garage. But I picked it up this 1989 Tempo 2 hours ago. Full 105 and Concor saddle.

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    For under a $100 seems like a fairly good deal for a larger rider. Road bikes that are semi decent don't last long for under $100 so I wouldn't wait if you wabr it.

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