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Old 05-18-20, 05:01 PM
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I need help identifying my bike specs!

It wont let me post a picture or photo!bought some kind of blue or light blue Sears Roebuck free spirit ten speed bike I would like someone to explain the specifications to me possibly,tell me everything about it etc. And also pls tell me how much I could possibly sell it for too thank you!

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Let me see if I understand...

You bought a used bicycle, then joined this forum to ask what you can sell it for.

Is that right?
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
Let me see if I understand...

You bought a used bicycle, then joined this forum to ask what you can sell it for.

Is that right?
mostly yes I just got back into bicycle care and I'm considered a noob now that's why I need a bike nut that knows his bikes very well I just want exact specifications for the bike and what it all features please!
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Old 05-18-20, 05:17 PM
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I don't think anyone would actually pay for one of those but you might ask in the C&V pricing sub forum. You won't need the extra colors there, FWIW.
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Sears sold a bunch of different Free Spirit bikes though the years, so for someone to tell you what you have, you will have to come up with a lot more info, especially year and model.

​​​​​​Fwiw, most Free Spirits were nothing special. If you're looking to flip it, you better have gotten it for free.
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Originally Posted by BigFillayIlly View Post
mostly yes I just got back into bicycle care and I'm considered a noob now that's why I need a bike nut that knows his bikes very well I just want exact specifications for the bike and what it all features please!
So you want help with a price to "flip" the bike for a profit?

How much did you pay for it?

This site might help: https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
So you want help with a price to "flip" the bike for a profit?

How much did you pay for it?
I paid 50&its a 1974 sears roebuck blue bike 26 incher I'm positive with very tall tires!Long reflectors in em!

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If you put another $100 of tires, cabling, brake pads and general maintenance into it you will still have a $50 bike (maybe)
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Buy some new tubes & tires, zip tie those cables in place and ride it until you got $50 of enjoyment.

Realistically if you put 30 to 60 Minutes of time cleaning up the wheels with a bit of steel wool polishing the bike making sure everything's adjusted okay, and if it has good tires, I think in my area you might get $50- $75.

In current condition I would say $25-$50.

Good luck. (And I wasn't being sarcastic about riding it.)
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Originally Posted by BigFillayIlly View Post
It wont let me post a picture or photo!bought some kind of blue or light blue Sears Roebuck free spirit ten speed bike I would like someone to explain the specifications to me possibly,tell me everything about it etc. And also pls tell me how much I could possibly sell it for too thank you!
We have a 10 post minimum before being allowed to post pictures. That may be inconvenient for some, but has greatly reduced spam and other garbage posts from internet troublemakers.
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Originally Posted by BigFillayIlly View Post
It wont let me post a picture or photo!bought some kind of blue or light blue Sears Roebuck free spirit ten speed bike I would like someone to explain the specifications to me possibly,tell me everything about it etc. And also pls tell me how much I could possibly sell it for too thank you!

Free Spirit bikes are generally lower level recreational bikes so there is little interest in these. Personally I would say the bike is worth what you paid for it. Would you have paid $50 more for it?

putting a lot of elbow grease and parts on this will not greatly increase its value
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If it had aluminum rims, I'd agree with $50 as a value.

If selling locally, take some great, full-bike photos in a city park (or with a nice, uncluttered background) of the bike's drive side (right side), list for $40 obo, and accept pretty much anything.
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