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Appraisal for Fuji Sports 5

Old 04-08-15, 02:33 PM
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Appraisal for Fuji Sports 5

My father has asked to find out what these bikes that he owns are worth. I will post the info and some pictures and would appreciated very much if anyone can provide me with some estimated appraisal, thank you.

1977 Fuji Sports 5 SunTour Seven GT Frame # 04383

1978 Fuji Sports 5 SunTour Seven Frame # 11566

1983 Schwinn Le Tour Luxe

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https://drive.google.com/folderview?...Xc&usp=sharing
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Old 04-08-15, 09:03 PM
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Around where I live, probably around 125-150 for the ladies Fuji, 150-175 for the mens Fuji. The Schwinn around 175-200. This is if the bikes are overhauled, tires are new and there are no damage to the frames or parts. Your father's bikes look to be in pretty good shape.
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Old 04-09-15, 08:25 AM
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Around here, you wouldn't get very much for those bikes. Maybe $60 to $80 for the Fuji's & $80 to $100 for the Schwinn.
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Around here, you wouldn't get very much for those bikes. Maybe $60 to $80 for the Fuji's & $80 to $100 for the Schwinn.
I agree with these prices around here. Nice bikes, condition looks decent, but none of them are valuable.
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I think the pair of blue Fuji bikes are very pretty. Somebody took good care of them & that's worth a nice premium. However, Fuji Sports were entry level. They were ordinary bikes. Schwinn made equivalent bikes back then but, you can ask more for an old Fuji. They're much more interesting. I'd start out by asking $350 for the pair and see what happens. If no responses then lower the price. Ask $200 for the pair & they will sell pretty fast. The Schwinn Le Tour could bring $100. I would just sell them as-is for as much as possible. Once you sink money into refurbishing with new parts, cables, tires etc., you can't recover it.
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Thank you everyone for the information...It is greatly appreciated. I guess just because a bike is old, doesn't mean its worth a lot. Those prices are almost the same price you would pay for a new bike. I was told the Sherwin bike was worth at least $500 at a Bike Shop.
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Offer to sell itto that shop for 350. You'll see how much they believe the 500 number.
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Originally Posted by howsteepisit View Post
Offer to sell itto that shop for 350. You'll see how much they believe the 500 number.

Shops LOVE giving out crazy figures. Try this: "How much would you give me for it RIGHT NOW. Totally different answer.
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Well................. The Schwinn Le Tour is one of the better models they made. But, it all comes down to condition. That bike in pristine like new condition could possibly go for $500. But, the bike in the image has missing decals, scraped paint, old tires, lopsided seat. As-is you could probably ask $200 with a straight face. Get $150 if you're lucky.
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Old 04-13-15, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Danny1976 View Post
Thank you everyone for the information...It is greatly appreciated. I guess just because a bike is old, doesn't mean its worth a lot. Those prices are almost the same price you would pay for a new bike. I was told the Sherwin bike was worth at least $500 at a Bike Shop.
Well, *quality* bikes start new at $400, and vintage bikes, even good ones, rarely sell for what they sold for new (factoring inflation, or not) unless they are an absolutely pristine example of a manufacturer's best model with original equipment.
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