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Vintage Mid 1980's Cycle Pro Mountain Cruiser worth $80?

Old 11-15-23, 07:56 PM
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Vintage Mid 1980's Cycle Pro Mountain Cruiser worth $80?

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Old 11-16-23, 08:28 AM
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I would pass
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Old 11-16-23, 08:45 AM
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Really depends on what you are buying it for? and how handy you are? Will need some work to be a rider, more if you want it nice, but not much money if you are doing the work yourself - brake pads, grease, cables? Counterpoint - in this bike market you might well find a clean bike that needs nothing for $80? Too much work and too little market, to buy as a flip (whole bike) but many here have bought a bike just to get the bullmoose bars and thumb shifters, which are probably worth the ask.
Most important part if it would be a keeper is does it fit?
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I would pass needs a lot of work and more than the bike nicely cleaned up ready to ride would be worth. It is a lesser model with some cheaper components several may need to be changed replaced to get it riding good and pretty bad rust on nearly all the parts. As said some of the parts may technically be worth about the ask price, the bull moose bars look to be some of the lesser cycle pro bars so not as much value as others the dimpled rimes are nice but there laced to cheaper hubs with rust. The only nice parts on the bike are the thumb shifters, brake levers and maybe rear DR IMHO.

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That doesn't stop you from making an offer...as pointed out, not a good time to be selling bikes.
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Old 11-16-23, 11:42 AM
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Well let's see... The Nitto bullmoose handlebars are worth $75+, the suntour thumbies about $40~$50, and the Dia Compe cantilever brakes about another $40, but when they are together on a Kawamura built frame they are just worthless....

Solid project for the price. Sadly when you are done with it sell the parts for about $150 because as you can see most don't appreciate complete bikes but will still complaint loudly if you part them.

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Probably not a Nitto bullmoose bar on that bike.
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Originally Posted by abdon
Well let's see... The Nitto bullmoose handlebars are worth $75+, the suntour thumbies about $40~$50, and the Dia Compe cantilever brakes about another $40
Good point. The frame probably isn't that bad either. Were it to come into my possession, I'd replace the bars, derailleurs, tires, & shifters and set it up as a 1x7 with inexpensive (likely used) V brakes, a twist shifter and street tires. Then either keep it, flip it for $80, or donate it to a good cause with my value being justified by obtaining the vintage components.
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You'll be surprised what you find on the early mountain bikes when the manufacturers where putting their best foot forward. Those suntour thumbies where often paired up with the nitto bars, which at the time were not as expensive as today. Those parts and the fork pegs it around '83 before the race for the bottom.

Heck at first I perked up because a few of these came with biplane lugged forks.

Check the frame label, if double butted and not high tensile steel it would be a good frame.

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Old 11-16-23, 08:16 PM
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Bike itself is about $20. Thumb shifters and bars are worth about $100. Frame is nothing special, crankset is bottom of the barrel. It's not unusual for parts on vintage MTBs to greatly exceed bike's value.

For a keeper bike, I aim higher. I see the better stuff for around $50.

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Originally Posted by bboy314
Probably not a Nitto bullmoose bar on that bike.
‘they play the part.
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A project. I would want to change the crank out for aesthetic reasons alone.
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Originally Posted by repechage
A project. I would want to change the crank out for aesthetic reasons alone.
That and equally the fact that it is not a triple.
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Originally Posted by abdon
That and equally the fact that it is not a triple.
‘this bike was no doubt specified for near flatland service.
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Im gonna pass on the bike
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Old 11-24-23, 01:35 PM
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I would have picked that up just for the handlebars, and the Suntour thumbies as a bonus. And I mean bonus because I already have a set standing by for whenever they will be needed. The Dia Compe cantilever brakes are not chopped liver either.
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