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Robinson Racing BMX

Old 05-21-22, 01:09 PM
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Robinson Racing BMX

I got this bike at yard sale today, is there any value in it other than a beater for the Grandkids to ride? Model SST looks like it was made in August of 1998. 4130 frame looks like all original parts other than maybe the tires.


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Old 05-21-22, 06:07 PM
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Lots of great parts and all race-worthy from the golden era of BMX. In the early '80's every kid that rode BMX wanted a bike like this. In today's world the value is more in the $150 range. JMHO, Smiles, MH
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Think higher. BMX stuff brings good money, $400 +.
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
Think higher. BMX stuff brings good money, $400 +.

Thats definitely applicable to the old stuff ---- not sure if these "Mid-School" bikes are there yet ---

Robinson was a premium brand, but the low end GT branded parts make this bike appear to be a mid range model -- so while not necessarilly a "beater" -- i wouldnt hesitate to let youngsters ride it , as its not a wall hanger either.
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I’d ask the gang in the BMX forum. My opinion is values drop dramatically after 1986 or so. My gut tells me about $150 on this Robinson but maybe you’ll learn I’m 400% wrong.
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Originally Posted by DMC707 View Post
Thats definitely applicable to the old stuff ---- not sure if these "Mid-School" bikes are there yet ---

Robinson was a premium brand, but the low end GT branded parts make this bike appear to be a mid range model -- so while not necessarilly a "beater" -- i wouldnt hesitate to let youngsters ride it , as its not a wall hanger either.
My number was based on actual sales on eBay, for this bike of this age. I was surprised too.

If you have access to Terapeak (eBay's 12 month database of actual sales), you will find ten sales from $400 to $900. The $900 unit was a 1996 model.

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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
My number was based on actual sales on eBay, for this bike of this age. I was surprised too.

If you have access to Terapeak (bay's 12 month database of actual sales), you will find ten sales from $400 to $900. The $900 unit was a 1996 model.


whoah!

This hyper inflation annoys me (only because it hasnt swung around to our C&V race oriented bikes yet though)
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