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Aquired this vintage Stelber bicycle, Wondering it's value and other info anyone may

Old 03-07-18, 11:19 AM
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Aquired this vintage Stelber bicycle, Wondering it's value and other info anyone may

Hello all new member here, name is Tommy. I joined and am posting due to me needing a little help and not sure where to turn to at the moment. I normally Buy newer Bicycles in need of a little repair or something, then do the work needed and resale for a little side money here and there. Sometimes I might acquire a couple bikes that are just basic and cheap so I then might throw a motor or something on them to make a profit in those cases. One thing I do not have to much knowledge of though is older vintage bikes.

And in this last batch purchased from a neighbor, it had to vintage bikes. The Stelber ladies bike, and a Murry Mercury 3 speed mens bike. The Murry I am quite sure is not as old or valuable as the Stelber... have no idea what the value of the Stelber is actually, just pretty sure whatever it is the Murry will be less lol. I will post pictures here so if anyone knows about this specific brand they can see the condition it is in at the moment and what model and such that it is.
As the pictures I have attached show I have yet to clean it up, I know sometimes on older items if you go cleaning and waxing or sanding and stuff you can cause the value to go down. Anyways... the teal paint looks to be in pretty good shape, a little soap and water, then some wax and a good buffing and I think there would be no reason to consider repainting this bike what so ever. now the chrome on this bike is possibly a different story, Although I have seen chrome in shape close to this that cleans up amazingly well with a few s.o.s. pads. Tires need air and possibly tubes, and once aired up the tires themselves may be dry rot and need to be replaced. It appears to all be here and have nothing missing. I am pretty sure the tank/headlight is not an add on and came originally with the bike, and the battery compartment has no corrosion from batteries being left in too long.

That's pretty much it.... If anyone could help that knows about this particular bike I would greatly appreciate it.. like I said I was needing to know the value, where to sale, and if I should work on it before attempting to sale or best to sale in the shape it is currently in? Looking forward to your responses and info and such, and thank you all in advance!
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Old 03-07-18, 09:55 PM
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US reseller of basic department store quality level (low) bikes. Those bikes were made by a couple of different companies. Ladies style plus rust = minimal value.

Sell as is for very little. Any money you spend on it, you will only make a small fraction of it back.


Do a search of "The Cabe" and you will find some threads on Stelber bikes.
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Fairly low end bike with interesting Italian style twin tube step through frame made in Austria. As presented about $75-100 clean up the rust with some WD-40 and steel wool get the light to work and you can get $150 or so.
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