Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada - burrrrr!
Bikes: 1982 Tomassini, 1963 Peugeot PX10, and eight special issue Canadian lightweights...
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I have owned a few small wheel and/or folding bicycles and, these days, I give them away. Not because there is anything wrong with the bikes, but there appears to be no market for them yet. I say yet because I do believe the interest in them is on the increase.
So, value of your bicycle in markets I am familiar with, under $50.00 and it just might be difficult to sell at that price. Sorry to be blunt but, as mentioned, I am basing my appraisal on experience.
This BSA Twenty sold for $10.00 on Ebay and earned only one bid. I have a feeling that the buyer was sorry he won the auction...
This old Olmo and Raleigh folder (two actually) never attracted much attention. I gave them to Bicycles to Humanity, who sold them to a bulk buyer for very little $ per unit...
Again, sorry to present this opinion based information, but there is a silver lining. Interest in small wheel bicycles is increasing. A couple of years from not, the situation might be completely different. With that in mind, and as suggested by others, forget value and enjoy the ride - for now.
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