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Does anyone know the worth of 1975 Kobe Chaparral bicycle?

Old 01-27-18, 09:24 AM
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Does anyone know the worth of 1975 Kobe Chaparral bicycle?

Metallic green - mint condition - original parts. 1975 or 1976 bicycle. Did anyone ever find out the worth of these bikes?
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Originally Posted by linmer View Post
Metallic green - mint condition - original parts. 1975 or 1976 bicycle. Did anyone ever find out the worth of these bikes?

It could be worth 1 or 2 thousand or maybe less. What kind of bike is it? Do you know what kind of tubing it is made from? What kind of components are on it?
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The Kobe Chaparral that have surfaced from this era are upper entry level model. Pricinf will vary depending on the actual cosmetic, mechanical and local market conditions but it is probably be in the $100-$150 range.
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It's hanging from the rafter in the basement and is pretty dusty. I can't see all that I should be looking for. I'll have to take it down in the summer and biff it up. In the meantime, I found the original sales receipt! It was a birthday gift! Date of purchase was 4/29/76. The model number is IN40540 and it was for $155. Which was a lot for a bike back in the day. Thanks for any information anyone has on this as to the worth.
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It's hanging from the rafter in the basement and is pretty dusty. I can't see all that I should be looking for. I'll have to take it down in the summer and biff it up. In the meantime, I found the original sales receipt! It was a birthday gift! Date of purchase was 4/29/76. The model number is IN40540 and it was for $155. Which was a lot for a bike back in the day. Thanks for any information anyone has on this as to the worth.

$155 for a bike in 1976 really wasn't a lot. Bike prices, adjusted for inflation, have dropped since then. Competition has both reduced cost and improved the product. Near entry bikes cost around that much back then.

If it has been sitting unused for many years, its going to need a complete refurbishment. Grease, cables, tires, do not age well.

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Welcome linmer. I still have the Kobe Capri that I bought in 1975 for $150. For another $5 the Chapparral was only a dream to me. I belive the frames were the same but yours had upgraded parts.

As it sits with dried grease an dry rot tires, it's worth $75-$100. Taken down and refurbished with all new consumables you may get $175, but if offered your initial purchase price, take it.

I wish there was better news, like Kobe's are some hidden gem, but they were just basic Japanese entry level bikes.
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
$155 for a bike in 1976 really wasn't a lot. Bike prices, adjusted for inflation, have dropped since then. Competition has both reduced cost and improved the product. Near entry bikes cost around that much back then.

If it has been sitting unused for many years, its going to need a complete refurbishment. Grease, cables, tires, do not age well.
Thanks so much. Well, I've ended my quest for what the thing is worth. Probably not much!!!! Thanks to all that replied to my post. Over and out !!!!!
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