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Schwinn 1983 Sierra worth $135?

Old 06-08-23, 01:47 PM
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Schwinn 1983 Sierra worth $135?

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Old 06-09-23, 11:12 AM
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Probably? hard to tell without knowing condition and your location. Show us some pictures and we can help out more.
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Old 06-09-23, 12:33 PM
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I posted pictures, you cant see them? that's weird
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Old 06-09-23, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Azriel
I posted pictures, you cant see them? that's weird
I can see the pics, in your profile, in the album (but no Sierra), but I don't see pic In the post. Sometimes BF doesn't like my browser? I can usually see all the pics, but videos sometimes don't show up. Hopefully someone who can see your pics will help out.
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Old 06-09-23, 12:50 PM
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Worth? What is your plan for it? Not bad but at least will need tires. They offer a nice relaxed ride but are on the heavy side.
83' had a one piece crank. 84' has the bullmoose bars.
https://bikecatalogs.org/SCHWINN/198...ra_Sierra.html

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Old 06-09-23, 02:15 PM
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It should be worth that much or more if the gears and breaks work good and the wheels are strait, A nice set of vintage dimpled rims and the bars a basically worth the asking price. You intend to use it as a rider it will take $150-200 in parts and work to figure tires, chain, cables, brake pads, full service of all bearings and moving parts and probably a seat and seat post the ones on it are kinda yuck.
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No.
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I'd say no. There's nothing in it for a flip. It's pretty low end and if you want to put in the time and $ to make a nice rider, might as well start with a better frame.
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Old 06-09-23, 06:09 PM
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sounds good ill keep looking
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Old 06-09-23, 08:21 PM
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For $135, you can buy a bike from 1983. In 20 years, that'll still be the same bike, basically. In accounting, they would actually call that an investment.

​​​​​​Or you could go out on the town tonight and spend $135. And the day after, you may have retained that memory and, with any luck, new knowledge, but no $135 bike.
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Old 06-09-23, 08:27 PM
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Tough call. IMHO, you could possibly do better for $135. But if you dig it, are not wanting to flip it to make money and think you will enjoy riding it, go for it.
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It's a 1984. I regularly find Sierras of that age in the $50 to $75 price range. Triple crankset and thumb shifters, it's worth $50 to me. At the $135 price range, I tend to find something higher up the food chain.

Old consumables. Have you checked tire prices lately?
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Old 06-11-23, 09:58 PM
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Can you post a pic of the whole bike? I believe I have the same bike. Lugged fork crown? I paid $80 for mine and I had to replace the wheels, stem, a crank arm, grips. A bike like this is a labor of love so to speak. If you were to invest $135 and your time and maintenance costs you'd be left with a bike that will probably last another 40 years. Pretty much a bombproof multi purpose year round rider.


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