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Old 08-01-08, 04:27 PM   #1
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I came across a very unique bike but......

I found a very unique 10 speed, it was made in 1976 and has shimano and 27" wheels, the bike is mint, like new all original with the original paperwork even and is a special 1976 olympic model. He wants 300 for it, but its a montgomery wards bike. the seat has the olypic design on it, the crank says 1976 olympics etc. Is this worth much being a wards bike?
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Old 08-01-08, 04:33 PM   #2
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I found a very unique 10 speed, it was made in 1976 and has shimano and 27" wheels, the bike is mint, like new all original with the original paperwork even and is a special 1976 olympic model. He wants 300 for it, but its a montgomery wards bike. the seat has the olypic design on it, the crank says 1976 olympics etc. Is this worth much being a wards bike?
It's cool but it's a gimmicky bike that's not worth $300.
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Old 08-01-08, 08:16 PM   #3
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I'm willing to bet it's a standard Huffy or Murray 40-lb clunker sold through Montgomery Ward with '76 Olympics graphics. Might be worth something to a collector of Olympics memorabilia but as a bicycle I doubt it's worth much of anything and certainly not $300.
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Old 08-02-08, 07:57 AM   #4
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i didn't look that close at it but it had shimano parts and said light weight on the frame, however the frame wasn't even lugged, so i'm sure its a cheap bike dolled up
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yeh my dad just got one of those too I do not know what to do with it I have my own beach cruiser and its so comfortable that I do not want special 1976 Olympic bike I don’t even like the Olympics they r cutting off my TV shows. what do i do ? with it in very good cond.
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It's not this bike, is it?

Official bike of the 1976 Olympics
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Old 08-24-08, 03:10 PM   #7
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Worth much? No.
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Unique is an absolute. There are no degrees of uniqueness.
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Uniquely valueless. I'd say that in a booming Craigslist market, you could get $100 - tops - for it to someone who needs good transportation - provided the tires are good, and it's fully operational/needs no tune up.

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