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Old 03-24-18, 07:59 PM
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Detel.

Picked this up this week. Kind of a fun - if not particularly value - find. Haven't done a thing to it yet. Haven't even wiped it off to be honest. From the limited information I can find on the WWW, it seems they were a Wisconsin based company and only lasted for a short time. I am from the midwest and so is it...so I intend to keep it. It fits and I think it will be a fun project. I know I haven't come into a gold mine here and I am not looking to sell it. And...I am curious as to what you all might think it is worth... Thanks.
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Old 03-24-18, 08:23 PM
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Certainly needs some work. RD cage should be pointed backwards with no chain, so either the spring is broken (less likely) or its gunked up. aint looks good and the RD is directly mounted, those are two pluses. Kind of has a Schwinn World Sport look to it.
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https://budgetbicyclectr.com/1985-de...d-bicycle.html

" Only two models were made, the higher-end Marathon (Ishiwata 022) and the more standard Legend (Ishiwata 024). There was also a numeric designation (either 6000 or 4000) added to the model name to indicate the grade of the componentry."
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Old 03-24-18, 09:23 PM
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Oh...I completely agree...it needs some work. Just kind of trying to figure out what I want to do with it. Thanks for the information and links.
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Just ignore BBC pricing. They typically add a zero to any price. If you want to resell it, new chain, saddle, service the hubs, replace cables and bar tape, and maybe its a $150 bike at that point. Not sure how good the KC market is.
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Pretty basic entry nicer entry level Japanese bike from the early 80's likely Ishiwata hi-ten tubing with fairly low end allow components and integrated hanger so it's a step or two up from the bottom. As presented worth about $75 with a nice clean up and service ready to ride I would agree with wrk101 on $150-$175. These make nice basic riders but are nothing special and being a lesser known Japanese brand will hurt value some.
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Thanks all. Appreciate the comments and the feedback on value. I know it's not valuable, but I just kind of like it. It's just a little odd...and that's fine with me. I think I'm going to get it running and see how it rides. Thanks again.
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