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Nishiki International and Schwinn Supersport

Old 07-11-15, 07:55 AM
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Nishiki International and Schwinn Supersport

I have two older bicycles. The first is a Schwinn Supersport from the later 70's or early 80's. It is a light blue/gray and was an extralight I believe. The second is a Nishiki International.

Both have been sitting and are very dusty and need new tires and inner tubes.

My wife wants to sells them at a garage sale. I thinks she says they are worth around $50.00. I want to keep one and sell the other after getting it cleaned and serviced.

Any thoughts would be appreciated. I feel they are worth far more than $50.00 in their present condition.
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Old 07-11-15, 10:22 AM
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If you're willing to put up with a lot of yo-yo's asking stupid questions and/or giving lowball offers, Craigslist. You don't say where you're from - if you were in the Portland, OR metro area you'd probably get more than $50. There are a lot of forum members from around the country that know their local market better than most anyone (we tend to buy and sell lots of bikes).

If you go that route, take 5-10 minutes per bike and at least wipe the dust and grunge off. Pump up the tires if they hold air. If you do that and post pics here, we can give further recommendations on how to make your bike look more appealing.

Bottom line, an hour or two of work, including taking pics, writing the ad, etc. can easily double what you're thinking of getting now.
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@rds95991 -- Most importantly, if you post a couple of pictures of them here you can get a much better assessment of their value and overall quality, along with a recommendation of which to keep and which to sell. And as mentioned earlier, garage sales are no way to sell a bike.
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Deciding which bike to keep depends first on frame size (seat tube length, bottom bracket height, and top tube length) -- which one fits you best?

It also depends on condition -- is either bike in ride-ready condition? Both are likely to need at least brake pads and tires.

Finally, a 1980s Super Sport is probably better than an early 1970s International, but the later Internationals were pretty nice, and definitely better than an early 1970s Super Sport.
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As the OP is asking for valuation for a potential sale, thread was moved from C & V to here in C & V Appraisals.
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