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  1. #1
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    Fair Market Value Kuwahara Caravan

    I have been looking at an old touring bike a Kuwahara Caravan and I am hoping someone can give me an opinion as to fair market value. The bike is late 1980's era and is in excellent condition. A description of the bike is
    Kuwahara Caravan

    * Lugged steel loaded touring bike
    * Ishiwata EXO Cr-Mo Quadruple Butted tubing
    * All Shimano components
    * 6-speed index downtube shifters
    * Triple front - 50/44/28......13/30 rear
    * Ukai 700c, touring wheels: 36h-front, 40h-rear
    * Sansin Gyromaster hubs
    * Shimano SLR break levers
    * Cantilever brakes*
    * 170mm cranks
    * Nitto classic style drop bars
    * Cinelli Cork tape
    * Braze-ons: front rack eyelette and mid fork, front fender eyelette
    rear fender and rack, chainstay spoke holder, three bottle holders.

    Thanks for your opinions

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    Steel is Real. markw's Avatar
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    If you wish to get maximum value out of it, put it on ebay. Otherwise I'd say you could probably get 100-200 for it. Depends on the frameset and what people are looking for. Old 70's Masi road bikes fetch a mint, but an old touring bike, well... Although I watched a Trek 720 touring bike go for $400 last year. (I was trying to score it). Clean bike too, guy who bought it was local to me, and I got to saw what I lost. If you don't go ebay, and services your area, you could sell it there too.

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    Papa Wheelie Sigurdd50's Avatar
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    I stumbled across this dressed up classic, all ready to tour (no affiliation whatsoever)
    Pretty sweet looking ride w/tonsa extra stuff.
    Nishiki Touring rig

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