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Old 07-16-12, 08:44 PM   #1
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Blue Max Plateau EX

Hello. I'm a newbie and posted last week asking for advice on choosing a new bike. I got some great suggestions and went with a Trek 7300 WSD.

I had an old Blue Max Plateau EX touring bike that I purchased new around 1989 stored in my garage with less than 20 miles on it. I put it on Craig's List last night for $50. A gentleman showed up this evening and bought it without even riding it. Now I'm thinking perhaps it was a "vintage" bike and worth a lot more. I Googled it and didn't find anything. Any thoughts?
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Old 07-16-12, 08:57 PM   #2
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I would say, it is too late. it's gone. don't think about.

It sounds like it was a nice late 1980s chromoly touring machine which is highly coveted. If it really only had 30 miles on it, depending on specs I would say it was worth $300-600. I don't know the brand though to that is a pretty big maybe.
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Thank you, Cyclotoine. You're right...it's gone. I should have researched it beforehand. But I never thought it would be worth anything. I bought it from ToysRUs. I road it around the block a few times and didn't like it. So it sat in my garage all these years. It was a really pretty coral/pink color 21 speed. Thanks again.
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Toys R US? You're safe in my books. Lets see the Trek build and never look back.
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The Blue Max bikes that I know of were rebranded mid level bikes aimed towards families on US Military bases. They were sold in the stores on or near the bases. Just check out what Blue Max BMX bikes go for. Their logo featured a Maltese cross.
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Hi Cyclotoine!
I just happen to be riding a Plateau EX bike at this time ( in good condition), and was notified by a local shop that I should check into its value as I am riding a classic and coveted bike. How do I do this? I have googled it and only found the sites that simply explain what it is; It rides very well for me; it is one of the "handbuilt" Taiwanese frames, and is very fast!! I really do like this ride, but if it is worth what this bike mechanic seems to think, it might very well be worth a little effort to pursue it further. If you can help me, please let me know. Take care and Thanks!!
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Post a few pictures on the "Classics and Vintage - What's it worth?" forum.
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries
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