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Older Banana seat Bicycle

Old 07-28-20, 07:40 AM
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Older Banana seat Bicycle

Hi all as some of you know my grampa fixes and sells old bikes as a hobby on occasion we get in something that is a bit special not the usual late 80's to mid 2010's bikes he usually works on. Well yesterday we were given an old I think 1970's cruiser? With the name SratoStreak 2 on the cross bar and Montgomery Wards on the down tube it's a 20 in I believe boys bike in yellow, and we are wondering if it's worth anything I know the banana seat by its self can bring $20-30 but in wondering what the bike is worth and how careful we need to be when replacing tires and tubes as Grampa's main goal is to get bikes in rideable condition again so they can be used by kids but if we should leave this one alone or if it's very valuable we want to know thanks.


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You should be able to put some pics in the gallery and the another member can post them in your thread for you.
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Old 07-29-20, 08:10 AM
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Hi all as some of you know my grampa fixes and sells old bikes as a hobby on occasion we get in something that is a bit special not the usual late 80's to mid 2010's bikes he usually works on. Well yesterday we were given an old I think 1970's cruiser? With the name SratoStreak 2 on the cross bar and Montgomery Wards on the down tube it's a 20 in I believe boys bike in yellow, and we are wondering if it's worth anything I know the banana seat by its self can bring $20-30 but in wondering what the bike is worth and how careful we need to be when replacing tires and tubes as Grampa's main goal is to get bikes in rideable condition again so they can be used by kids but if we should leave this one alone or if it's very valuable we want to know thanks.
I had a bike like that when I was 9 years old. At the time, it was very valuable to me...
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Old 07-29-20, 01:53 PM
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You'll need to wash it.
If your grandpa knows how to clean the rust should be ok, if he doesn't, only wash it.
The frame is special, and you can find only a few online.
In my opinion it can bring you at least 300$, probably more.
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Old 07-29-20, 01:54 PM
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What's your location?
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1972 Columbia 3 speed. This was my first mountain bike in 1972

3 Speeds on the floor

This thing was a real climber didn't go down hill very well it was a bumpy ride.
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My father used to fix and sell bicycles and he always used an SOS pad to remove rust from chrome. The soap in the pad acts as a lubricant and cleaner which minimizes scratching of the chrome.
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