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Old 02-17-19, 02:43 PM
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Any advice on Technique bike appreciated

Cleaning out garage and I came across this Technique bike. I would like to sell it but I do not really know anything about bicycles and this brand has been difficult for me to research. Can anyone please give me some friendly advice on what I actually have here or how to find more information about it for selling purposes. Im just trying to not get ripped off too badly here. I realize that subjects like this can be a matter of opinion, so any opinion and advice is greatly appreciated through PM also. Below are a few pics and brands that I can read off the bike. As I said, I do not know much about bikes so I apologize if call a part by the wrong name :-)


Technique frame with no big scuffs or chips

Brev pedals

Answer forks

Dotek crank

Crupi sprocket

RL hubs

RL steering head
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Old 02-17-19, 02:56 PM
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Pics

I guess I can not post pictures until I have 10 post. Interesting.
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So,...let's keep this convo going so we can get those pics posted.
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Well made frames, though with the dotek cranks, makes me wonder if its a mini, or junior..
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I will buy it from you. What size top tube? I’m assuming 20’ wheels.
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Originally Posted by tds101
So,...let's keep this convo going so we can get those pics posted.
Smart man :-)
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Thank you guys for replying and trying to help me out. Im not really sure how to measure a bike frame but Ill do some searching on google. This will be my 10th post so Im guessing I have to come back in another 24 hours to post the pics. Hopefully the pics will help us out in identifying what I actually have. I dont know anything about the brand Technique but I will say that I am thoroughly impressed with the weld work, polish work, and light frame. Probably something you BMX guys are use to, but impressive to me. Be back soon.
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Dont know those but very cool looking based on search. Has to have some decent value.
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Wow,...beautiful bike.
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Wow,...beautiful bike.
Thank you TDS. Any opinion on where I should value it for sale?
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Originally Posted by mrglassonbike
Thank you TDS. Any opinion on where I should value it for sale?
LoL! I'm actually not well versed in bmx bike values, but I believe this is where you can get info: bmxmuseum
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That is pretty and interesting. I dont know these but it is set up as a mini it appears. The seat and forks, looks like thinner rims. I believe the cranks were mentioned. If it is, that affects values being for a lightweight rider. The frame looks fairly normal to me though, but not sure.
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Watch the Bike Moto-Cross films from the last 2 Olympics , that's the kind of Racing that bike is made for ...


edit, (OK its selling value , not riding , you really wanted.)








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Originally Posted by tds101
LoL! I'm actually not well versed in bmx bike values, but I believe this is where you can get info: bmxmuseum

I checked bmxmuseum several times and could only find one example for $1300. Im not sure if that was even sold.
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Originally Posted by Bikerider007
That is pretty and interesting. I dont know these but it is set up as a mini it appears. The seat and forks, looks like thinner rims. I believe the cranks were mentioned. If it is, that affects values being for a lightweight rider. The frame looks fairly normal to me though, but not sure.
If you mean mini, as in, setup for a child. I would have to agree. Its very uncomfortable for me to ride and would fit a small kid perfectly. The wheels are indeed very thin. How did you guys know that it might be a mini just by the dotek crank?
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Originally Posted by mrglassonbike
If you mean mini, as in, setup for a child. I would have to agree. Its very uncomfortable for me to ride and would fit a small kid perfectly. The wheels are indeed very thin. How did you guys know that it might be a mini just by the dotek crank?
The seat is obviously a mini. Tire width, bars are usually open (no cross) and fork decal says mini. I dont know Dotek, I grew up in the eighties. I can only assume they made shorter length crank arms. Mini frame probably won't fit wider tires. That is a great bike though.

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Btw. I have not seen one of these for sale. Have seen mini GT, Redline etc. They seem to list at $250-350. But I've seen some 90s GTs sit at $150. This appears high quality race so I would put above those, but the market is limited. I would also weigh it as well to compare to others. And for selling point. If you do and don't mind, post it, I'd like to know.
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Originally Posted by Bikerider007
Btw. I have not seen one of these for sale. Have seen mini GT, Redline etc. They seem to list at $250-350. But I've seen some 90s GTs sit at $150. This appears high quality race so I would put above those, but the market is limited. I would also weigh it as well to compare to others. And for selling point. If you do and don't mind, post it, I'd like to know.

Thanks a ton Bikerider. You really have been extremely helpful. I now know a lot more about the bike. Still dont have a clue what to sell it for but I know its not a full size bike and seems to be pretty hard to find. I guess Ill find a few websites where I can post it. As you requested, Ill update you what it sells for.
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BMX is all standing to pedal , seat down , out of the way as the bike moves underneath you in the race..

do you know what a 'Moto' is?
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Originally Posted by fietsbob
BMX is all standing to pedal , seat down , out of the way as the bike moves underneath you in the race..

do you know what a 'Moto' is?
Ahh, I did not know that. If moto is a dirt bike term then I think I do. Maybe I have a regular frame setup for a smaller rider. Ill have to look into that. Thank you.
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I suspect they. past owner, put a long seat post on it to make it into just a smaller child's bike ...
Does it extend well into the frame? , that exposed line suggests not... lower it or risk breaking the frame..

The cranks are another part a past owner likely changed to suit their personal preference..


they repurposed the bike through changing a few parts.. for their child to ride, I must assume...




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It's a 20" expert frame. 1 1/8 wheels unless someone just slapped those on its hard to tell on my phone. The last frame... expert 20" like yours that sold on the museum went for $219. That was frame only, in July of 17. There is not a big collector market for vintage mini seats, cranks, wheelsets ect unless for display. They all have weight limits that unless you weigh 80- 100 pounds are useless to most.
hard to say what to list it for. I'd put a reserve on it... see what happens. Some guys will build one just so their son or daughter will have a match to their pro xl, or 24 cruiser
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