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Old 10-21-20, 09:29 AM
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Is there a reliable website or book where you can find info and pricing on antique bicycles?
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Originally Posted by Flbarth1 View Post
Is there a reliable website or book where you can find info and pricing on antique bicycles?
...the pricing on this stuff is so changeable and subject to individual circumstances, that that reference to the CABE is about as close as you're going to get. And those guys are mostly not all that up on the 60's-70's-80's rad bikes you see priced here. iab has a keen interest in the older stuff, and probably knows way more about what it sells for than I do.

What seems to happen a lot is that someone with a big collection ages out or dies, and for a while there's stuff available. Then not so much for a little while. A lot of what's left in really good condition gets sold at auction, often on the internet.
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Is there a reliable website or book where you can find info and pricing on antique bicycles?
To my knowledge, there is no book defining vintage bicycle values. However...

This is a pretty good place to get an idea of value - sometimes. Sometimes? It is difficult to nail a value. Value is based on the bicycle, its condition, its size, its location and the seller's marketing skills. So, to help us offer you an appraisal of value, you will need to offer more information pertaining to those criteria mentioned. Once you have ten posts, then you can share pictures with us. Pictures are a tremendous help when appraising a vintage bicycle.

Hope that is helpful and welcome to Bike Forums.
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long ago Sheldon Brown and Mike Kone wrote a price guide.
Mike much later attempted a rewrite, did not get very far.
It is tough.
There was a fellow on the CR list who really really wanted someone to write one.... Dr. H.
It is kind of a thankless task, and who would wish to buy it?
prices range widely, some over time go up. Rene Herse and Confente both have blown through expected price ceilings.

there is coming a youtube video by the Bicycle Collector... " the Most COLLECTABLE vintage bicycles "
so, you can get one man's opinion on 10/23
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