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    Father passed on and left me his bike! need to know what kind it is!

    Hey guys, I currently have an older Road bike and need to find out what kind of bike it is. It was my Dad's and passed it on to me when he passed away. I found the serial number but haven't been able to find much more on it except the names of of the handle bars which say KB, and then the Gears which says Shimano. I know it has a horizontal dropout in the back.

    The serial number is M09 007195. "there is space between the M09 and the rest"
    If it's not worth much then I probably wouldn't want to put all that money into it.

    HEEEEEEELP!!!!

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    First off, I'm sorry for your loss.

    As far as the bike, I'm no help. Judging solely on the stem shifters, granny brakes, and kickstand I'm assuming this is nothing remarkable. Though if it fits, ride it hard and often.

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    My condolences to the loss of your father.
    Sorry to say but its pretty low quality. It has a Astabula crank (one piece) and its not a Schwinn since its not and Elctrofordge frame leaving you with Huffy, Kent or Murry as the likely manufacture.
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    Sorry about your dad. Yeah, bike is low down in the Huffy range, 70s to early 80s, with recently upgraded stem and saddle. But that doesn't mean it might not be special to you. Definitely not worth investing in, except for sentimental value, if it has that.

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    any idea what it could be worth?

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    Honestly, $35-40 is about it. At least around here.

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    I wouldn't spend $10 on it.

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    My condolences. It looks like a Huffy Scout from the early to mid seventies. There were also several department store brands which sold similar frames under house brands with Shimano components. I wouldn't put too much money into the bike other than if it had sentimental value. What you'd wind up spending would pay for a much nicer vintage bike. Enjoy it if it's rideable though. Just because a bike is cheap doesn't mean it can't be fun or useful.

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    Dude! Your dad just left you a bike, Dude! YOUR DAD DIED AND LEFT YOU A BIKE! Who gives a rats ass if its worth it! It obviously was worth something (more than money) to your dad. Fix it up and ride it!
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    Yeah, a college student might gladly pay $30 for it if it's in running shape, but no one here would even look at it twice.

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    It's a 1970's Huffy with a replacement stem and saddle.

    The value is as a memento of your father. Yes, you can turn into a fixie. No, you will not be able to pay for college by selling it (and you should be ashamed for thinking of it in that manner).

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    My father died almost three years ago, and I'm still not completely over it.
    Please email me rather than sending me a private message. My address is noglider@pobox.com

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    I hope you will keep the bike and take many rides on it.
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    As the others have said it is the sentimental value here. This bicycle is a tie to you late father, unless you have bad feelings about something I would keep the bike as a link to him you can actually use and enjoy. Keep it and enjoy the time you do. My condolences on your father's passing and your loss.

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    My father passed away 5 years ago. I would love to have inherited a bicycle form him, regardless of the brand and model.

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    Its an HMC
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    My dad grew up in the great depression, bikes for kids were scarce. He told me once that he never learned to ride a bike, in fact, he never had been on one.
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    Just a guess or two; You are not into bikes and I bet you have plenty of other things with more sentimental value to you to remember your father with, so at this point you have learned that his old bike is really worth nothing.

    That is ok, I have been where you are with both my mom and dad many many years ago and this bike may join a host of other items you will need to do something with. Something to consider, donate it to the local bike church in your community. Many communities have these; they are places where people can pick up very inexpensive parts or bikes helping those a bit more unfortunate than some of the rest of us.

    Good luck with it, and sorry for your loss.

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    Even if was the worst bike in the world, not my size, with an ugly paint job, once a year I'd air up the tires on a nice spring day, ride it around the block a few times, and think to myself, "this one's for you dad." He died suddenly 35 years ago and I still miss him.

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    Here's to dads.

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    Well said!

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    Hear hear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    The value is as a memento of your father. Yes, you can turn into a fixie. No, you will not be able to pay for college by selling it (and you should be ashamed for thinking of it in that manner).

    -Kurt
    Wow, that's a pretty rude response. He didn't say anything of the sort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lostarchitect View Post
    Wow, that's a pretty rude response. He didn't say anything of the sort.
    I'd share your feelings if it weren't for his insistence (!!!!) - as if the value of the bike is somehow more important than the loss of his father.

    Granted, I may be misinterpreting his post - as is possible via written internet communications - so if I have interpreted incorrectly, my apologies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
    Here's to dads.
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