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Lotus Supreme, 1982 time capsule

Old 09-24-20, 04:47 PM
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Lotus Supreme, 1982 time capsule

What would be the value of this beauty? This bike was in storage for 38 years, has never been ridden before.






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Old 09-25-20, 12:23 PM
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You'll have to advertise it on ebay to get the highest price. Considering it's all Dura-Ace and, Tange 1 frame I'd say the very lowest price for it would be about $425 and, the price could go as high as $1K.
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Man, I don't know the value but I sure think that's a pretty sweet looking bike. Stored that long, I'd think everything would have to be taken apart, degreased, fully serviced, and such. So that may effect the value if the buyer is someone like me that would want to buy it. Now a buyer who wants to hang it on a wall and admire it may not be so concerned about such things.
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Old 09-25-20, 03:49 PM
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Man, I don't know the value but I sure think that's a pretty sweet looking bike. Stored that long, I'd think everything would have to be taken apart, degreased, fully serviced, and such. So that may effect the value if the buyer is someone like me that would want to buy it. Now a buyer who wants to hang it on a wall and admire it may not be so concerned about such things.
You are absolutely right, everything is stiff. What i'm doing right now is taking all breaks, headset, derailleurs and BB apart, cleaning, degreasing and greasing it again. The tubes hold pressure fine, but i wont use them for sure.
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What size frame is it?
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If the tubes hold air they'll be fine. The tires might be another issue.
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In my area I would be asking $425. Although lately sales here have dropped off.
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What size frame is it?
Frame size is 56cm or 22"
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