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Help!! how much is this worth actually?? BCA The New Yorker

Old 06-09-11, 09:05 PM
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Help!! how much is this worth actually?? BCA The New Yorker

i have this bike originally i was told it wasnt worth too much but after seeing this ebay post i was extremely surprised, how much it this actually worth? Ive tried endless searching for info on it but really didnt find much.
thanks!

this is the post it seems crazy
https://rockford.ebayclassifieds.com/...er/?ad=9607337
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Old 06-09-11, 09:13 PM
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W-a-y too many zeroes!!!!
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Undercut him, list yours for $49,000.
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50,000?? for that kind of money I the derailleur cables are not under the bottlecage clamps



I wish it was atleast right side up so you can see it
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$50.
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What, $50k? With that frayed handlebar tape, and the missing cheapie plastic frame pump (I see empty pegs)? I would definitely discount it at least $30 for those.

Seriously, BCA was apparently mainly a department-store grade manufacturer, bought out by Ross at some point. This would seem to date from the Ross-ownership era. They did make some quite decent bikes in the 1970s-80s, with double-butted cro-moly frames and Japanese gruppos. But I don't think this one is one of those. It's hard for me to tell much from these pics, but I do see a steel seatpost, vinyl seat, and Dia-Compe centerpull brakes - decent brakes, but hardly the stuff of legends, and not put on legendary bikes. Also, those rims look like steel to me, and the pedals are definitely generic stamped steel rattraps. Oh, and don't forget the stem shifters - not often seen on $50,000.00 bicycles. All in all, I'd have to agree, $50 seems more than reasonable, and I certainly wouldn't crest $100.
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Originally Posted by Zumkopf View Post
What, $50k? With that frayed handlebar tape, and the missing cheapie plastic frame pump (I see empty pegs)? I would definitely discount it at least $30 for those.

Seriously, BCA was apparently mainly a department-store grade manufacturer, bought out by Ross at some point. This would seem to date from the Ross-ownership era. They did make some quite decent bikes in the 1970s-80s, with double-butted cro-moly frames and Japanese gruppos. But I don't think this one is one of those. It's hard for me to tell much from these pics, but I do see a steel seatpost, vinyl seat, and Dia-Compe centerpull brakes - decent brakes, but hardly the stuff of legends, and not put on legendary bikes. Also, those rims look like steel to me, and the pedals are definitely generic stamped steel rattraps. Oh, and don't forget the stem shifters - not often seen on $50,000.00 bicycles. All in all, I'd have to agree, $50 seems more than reasonable, and I certainly wouldn't crest $100.
It is an easier question to understand than that, it is a big bike, its worth more, it has a big name city on it too. Of course the fellow might also be attempting to sell the Brooklyn Bridge. Bugs Bunny was interested.
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