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    looking for info on Huffy 3 speed

    Sea Pines bicycles. I got two of them. all orginal parts on the bikes, one is built for a man with lights and the other is built for a woman. I am looking for any and all info on these bicycles and what they might go for on the open market. So if there is anyone who might know how I can find info on these bikes I would really really be grateful for your help.

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    I am asking for the info cause I feel I have some very valuable bikes. If I do I dont plan on selling them however I was going to let two pre-teen kids ride them when they are at my house. If they are found to be valuable I want to put them aside and get my kids another bike since they are rough on them anyway. My hubby and I collect antiques so when we are gone our children and their children get to have our childhood play things and memories of the time before they were born.

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    Hi Shelia,

    Photos would be helpful. Any idea how old the bikes are?

    Generally speaking, Huffy isn't usually a brand name found on the "very valuable" list. They were fairly inexpensive when new and didn't get very high end parts. As a result, you are not likely to find someone willing to shell out lots of cash for an old Huffy... an old Schwinn or Raleigh maybe, but generally not a Huffy.

    Sure, you could put them aside for another decade or two and maybe just maybe there will be someone out there who wants to own the same bike they had as a child. At that point it might have more value...
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    I would also be interested in seeing some photos. Like ZeRinger said, most Huffy bicycles are not very valuable to collectors at this time, HOWEVER SOME HUFFY BICYCLES ARE VERY VALUABLE.

    One example of a much sought after and valuable Huffy is the Huffy Radio bicycle. The Huffy Radio bicycle, of course, was VERY cool and very unique.

    There are other rare Huffy as well. I have not heard of your Sea Pines, but if you would like to know the year of manufacture, a good hint is to look at the three-speed hub. If it is a Sturmey-Archer, the date of manufacture will be stamped right on the hub.

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    Here's a '78 Huffy Sea Pines on Detroit craigslist for $60. It was posted two weeks ago and no takers yet. Looks like a typical low end department store bike.

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    From Scooper's picture that looks similar to the Baypoint model from the mid 80's. As pointed out, not particularly valuable, but a decent bike to ride none the less. I have rebuilt a couple of the Baypoints and they are still being happily ridden a couple of years later. FWIW I would think that the Sea Pine was built in the US and probably has a Shimano hub if it has the 3 speed.

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    Huffy seemed to change model names from year to year, without changing the bike's content. I have a Huffy Sun Chaser that looks like the Sea Pines pictured above. I got it free by the curb.

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    if you can give me your emails I will gladly send you pics on the bikes. I have the woman's bike and a man's bike , however on the man's bike it has lights on it. One light in the front and one in the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelia Young View Post
    if you can give me your emails I will gladly send you pics on the bikes. I have the woman's bike and a man's bike , however on the man's bike it has lights on it. One light in the front and one in the back.
    The lights were probably an add on generator set. They ran about $15-$20 when those bikes were built, today about $30-$50. Depending on your area, if the bikes are complete and ridable $35-$70 is about all they will be worth. I typically pick them up at flea markets, garage sales and thrift stores for $10-$20 when I see them. Most I ever sold one for was $50, and it was in like new condition.

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    I might guess that the value is a tad higher than the range offered by several posters above. These bikes are certainly not really all that desireable, however there does seem to be an upsurge of interest in riding retro 3 speeds.

    It is impossible to give an accurate value, but I will say that if the bikes are in very good shape, I could sell them to local college kids for about $125-$150 in a day.

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    the leather seats have no tears and no stains. they have the seat plate on the back telling me that they are huffy built and made in PERSON'S USA.

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    Shelia Persons is the company that made the seats and they are not real leather. They might be plastic fake leather but not real leather. These were not expensive bikes when new and they still aren't worth a lot. Roger

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    I own a pristine Huffy Sea Pines! I picked mine up for $20 about a year ago. Too bad I'm not at home or I'd take a picture. The Wald-manufactured (stem, etc.) parts on your bike should have a date code on them. I think my front hub has a date on it as well. Mine lead me to believe that it's from early 1978. The Sea Pines retailed for just under $60 in 1978 at places like K-Mart. Mine is in excellent shape and wears tires worth more than the bike...I'd feel guilty asking over $80 for it. The sprung Persons saddle is vinyl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelia Young View Post
    I am asking for the info cause I feel I have some very valuable bikes.
    I'd like to know where you got that feeling.



    $3.50 or whatever the market will bear. $4.50 with photos.

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    took the bikes to a local antique bike dealer and he said the seats are an upgrade from that time. not a lot of rust, everything is working properly. he said these bikes are in better condition for being outside leaning against the house. he has offered me $170 for the pair. Is that a good deal? my hubby is close to six foot and he cant even get on the man's bike at all with out leaning it over and standing with his foot on a 5 inch square block. The gears change smoothly. Should I take the man's offer on the price? He deals in antiques...

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    I'd think $170 for the pair is a fair offer. OTOH, if you really want to know their value list them on eBay with good descriptions and lots of photos and see what kind of bids you get.
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    That is a fair offer.

    You could try craigslist in your area for more first and then if they don't sell go back to him.

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    More then fair - sell the pair to him before he changes his mind.

    He likely knows less about them then what you know after reading this thread, and he figures he can make a quick buck re-selling them for some ungodly amount that no sucker will ever pay him. Sell them before he possibly educates himself on these things and backs out.

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    170 for a pair of Huffy 3-speeds is FAR more than I think you could expect to get elsewhere. It's beyond a "fair" price, it's actually to the point where I think you're scamming him!

    Don't get me wrong, I think a lot of old three speeds, even department store brands, are pretty good bikes all things considered, and given the choice, I'd more readily invest in an old huffy 3 speed than a new department store bike at 100 bucks. The fact of the matter is, however, that if you keep your eyes open, you can get bikes like that quite frequently in fairly good condition for between nothing and 20 bucks. Given that such is the case, nobody that attaches any value to their money is going to shell out the kind of money this guy's offering you unless they honestly have no idea what they're doing.

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