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Tricycle - Sears - Help!

Old 03-14-17, 04:02 PM
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Tricycle - Sears - Help!

Looking for help with the value of this trike. Tricycle? Three wheeler?
Is there info printed on the bike somewhere? Do you need more pics?
I'm clueless.
All I know is that it says Sears on it, it has a sweet grip-shifter and it rides fine. Minimal rust.
Thanks.
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Old 03-15-17, 01:32 PM
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Are 3-wheelers rare and coveted or just old news?
$5? $50? $500?
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Old 03-15-17, 01:52 PM
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My impression is not so much rare as just uncommon. Sears still sells several trike models. The only ones I've ever seen in use were either in Mardi Gras parades or as utility vehicles at film studios. I think the collect-ability of this specimen is close to nil, and it's value is probably mostly as something to use instead of spending a few hundred dollars for a brand new one. There might be a little cache that it's clearly from decades ago, but I doubt that adds too much. If I had to pick a price range, I'd say $100-200, but that's out of the clear blue sky.
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These are popular in areas where you are able to use it in lieu of a car.
BITD I put two kids in the basket, rode them to the store, then they held the groceries as I pedaled us home.
Works in a low-car/low-speed-limit environment. YMMV. Agree with $100-200 as a seller. I gave much less for mine.
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The problem with tricycles is their image. When was the last time you saw a trike that was NOT operated by either an old geezer, or a parade clown?
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Thanks guys. I'll let you know what I get for it.
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Old 07-11-17, 01:39 PM
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Thanks Kevindale and Exxongraftek for your help.
Turns out you guys were exactly right, I sold it for $150.
It was actually pretty popular, I was surprised at the demand.
I could have gotten more money if were willing to wait, but I didn't want to get greedy about it.
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I've seen them in retirement communities, usually being ridden on bike paths leading to the grocery store. The one I tried was pretty slow, hard to pedal, and ill handling. A 3 speed upright bicycle would have been a much better ride. You did ok on your sale.
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I wish I had the Schwinn the night watchman used when I worked at a local (now torn down) mall. I use to love to ride that thing around the mall late at night after everything was closed.
The bike would be at least 28 years old now, and it was probably older.
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