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Old 03-24-19, 04:10 PM
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Old Roadmaster girls bike

I have an old girls roadmaster bike with the horn mounted in between the frame pieces. I guess i cant post any pictures . I just want to know what its worth. The handle bars are missing. Found it in my 94 yr old moms garage attic.
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In my area, $20.
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Missing the handlebars? More like a $20 disposal fee
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Missing the handlebars? More like a $20 disposal fee
I'm surprised. I thought the parts would be worth something. Is it because its a girls bike?
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You should post this on the CABE https://thecabe.com/forum/
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My guess is the bike probably dates somewhere from the 1930's to 1950's.

Those old tank cruiser bikes have a fair amount of following.

Too bad you've lost the handlebars and pedals, but otherwise it looks fairly complete.

What goes in the tank? Is that a horn?

My guess is that you're looking at somewhere between $200 and $400.
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Originally Posted by Wheelhorse View Post
I'm surprised. I thought the parts would be worth something. Is it because its a girls bike?
Roadmaster was a Sears brand, I think. My guess is there was some confusion about bike models. The later bikes (1970's and 1980's) aren't thought much of.

But, yours is much older.
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My guess is the bike probably dates somewhere from the 1930's to 1950's.

Those old tank cruiser bikes have a fair amount of following.

Too bad you've lost the handlebars and pedals, but otherwise it looks fairly complete.

What goes in the tank? Is that a horn?

My guess is that you're looking at somewhere between $200 and $400.
Yes, its a horn in the tank. Uses like 3 or 4 d size batteries
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I'm surprised. I thought the parts would be worth something. Is it because its a girls bike?
Oh pictures help alot! I was totally wrong. I sold something similar a few years ago to an antique dealer for $100.
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Oh pictures help alot! I was totally wrong. I sold something similar a few years ago to an antique dealer for $100.
How would i go about selling this bike? Ebay? Craigslist?
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Follow the link from @hazetguy

https://thecabe.com/forum/

I always hate E-Bay for something like that. Unless you're parting it out (which is a possibility), then shipping it is dangerous and expensive.

Craigslist.

I've heard that Facebook is good for networking, and perhaps the new thing. Others?

Of course, there are other systems that are popular outside of the USA too.

Also talk to all of your other relatives. Cousins, brothers, sisters, children, nephews, nieces, whatnot.

Someone may go bonkers over Grandma's bike.
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I bought three Roadmasters over the winter with prices between 40 and 85$. They dont worth more like a whole bike, but the parts are worth between 150 and 250$.
the badge is 25, the skiptooth chain another 25, the wheels 40...50, the fenders 40, stem 15, chain guard 20...30, back rack 20...30, crank set 25, horn 20, fork 20...25.
prices without shipping.
Selling on TheCabe and/or ebay.
Of course it takes time and maybe not all parts will sell.
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Old 03-31-19, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by marius.suiram View Post
I bought three Roadmasters over the winter with prices between 40 and 85$. They dont worth more like a whole bike, but the parts are worth between 150 and 250$.
the badge is 25, the skiptooth chain another 25, the wheels 40...50, the fenders 40, stem 15, chain guard 20...30, back rack 20...30, crank set 25, horn 20, fork 20...25.
prices without shipping.
Selling on TheCabe and/or ebay.
Of course it takes time and maybe not all parts will sell.
thanks for the advise. I have the whole bike on ebay and local craigslist right now. We will see what happens.
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