Notices
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals. Use this subforum for all requests as to "How much is this vintage bike worth?"Do NOT try to sell it in here, use the Marketplaces.

help selling a vintage redcay.

Old 05-17-12, 11:47 AM
  #1  
dntjmp
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
help selling a vintage redcay.

hey guys im new here and i just bought a vintage blue redcay. can anypne tell me what its worth? im trying to post pics now
dntjmp is offline  
Old 05-17-12, 11:48 AM
  #2  
ColonelJLloyd 
Senior Member
 
ColonelJLloyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Louisville
Posts: 8,382
Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 109 Post(s)
Liked 6 Times in 5 Posts
There's a special subforum for valuations. The moderators will probably move your thread there for you.

https://www.bikeforums.net/forumdispl...-and-Inquiries
__________________
Bikes on Flickr
I prefer email to private messages. You can contact me at justinhughes@me.com
ColonelJLloyd is offline  
Old 05-17-12, 12:09 PM
  #3  
dntjmp
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
https://mail.google.com/mail/?tab=mm...748db3cf50ab55 here it is in all of its glory. andremarkperry@gmail.com
dntjmp is offline  
Old 05-17-12, 12:24 PM
  #4  
KonAaron Snake 
Fat Guy on a Little Bike
 
KonAaron Snake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 17,125

Bikes: Two wheeled ones

Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1218 Post(s)
Liked 206 Times in 118 Posts
Redcay is a top level builder - one of the very best, but he lacks name recognition. He worked with Tom Kellogg under Bill Boston and, later, for Ross. I've heard rumors there was bad blood, but I have no idea if that's true. At any rate, I've been fortunate enough to see a couple of Redcays and they are exquisite. Never had the chance to ride one. At any rate, because he isn't a name in the way Sachs or Kellogg are, the frame is probably worth less on the market than its value as a top rate frame. Usually smaller name customs are excellent values for a buyer, but rarely sell for as much as their quality would suggest they should be worth. Part of that is that custom frames are worth less when built for a different rider.

IMO Redcay is the kind of frame you keep and don't sell.
KonAaron Snake is offline  
Old 05-17-12, 01:39 PM
  #5  
CbadRider
Senior Member
 
CbadRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: On the bridge with Picard
Posts: 5,935

Bikes: Specialized Allez, Specialized Sirrus

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Moved from C&V to Appraisals.
__________________
Originally Posted by Xerum 525 View Post
Now get on your cheap bike and give me a double century. You walking can of Crisco!!

Forum Guidelines *click here*
CbadRider is offline  
Old 05-17-12, 01:53 PM
  #6  
Bianchigirll 
Bianchi Goddess
 
Bianchigirll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Shady Pines Retirement Fort Wayne, In
Posts: 27,350

Bikes: Too many to list here check my signature.

Mentioned: 145 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1947 Post(s)
Liked 733 Times in 463 Posts
Hello Welcome to the forums. your link requires a sign in.

Originally Posted by dntjmp View Post
hey guys im new here and i just bought a vintage blue redcay. can anypne tell me what its worth? im trying to post pics now
If you just bought isn't worth what you paid? would you have paid $50 more? $100 more?
__________________
Bianchis '90 Proto, '90 Campione del Fausto Giamondi Specialisma Italiano Mundo, '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '86 Volpe, '97 Ti Megatube, '93 Reparto Corse SBX

Others but still loved; '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape SLX Bertoni "Speckled Trout"
Bianchigirll is offline  
Old 05-17-12, 02:23 PM
  #7  
Picchio Special
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Lancaster County, PA
Posts: 5,060

Bikes: '39 Hobbs, '58 Marastoni, '73 Italian custom, '75 Wizard, '76 Wilier, '78 Tom Kellogg, '79 Colnago Super, '79 Sachs, '81 Masi Prestige, '82 Cuevas, '83 Picchio Special, '84 Murray-Serotta, '85 Trek 170, '89 Bianchi, '90 Bill Holland, '94 Grandis

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
If you just bought isn't worth what you paid? would you have paid $50 more? $100 more?
The OP is obviously trying to get a sense of the general dollar market for Redcays - which IMO is a fair question. Though I'm not fond of the profit motive as a prime mover for appearing here in C&V. I may be willing to pay more than the OP just bought it for, in which case the value has gone up.
Pics of the actual bike are essential for valuation - look forward to seeing some.
Picchio Special is offline  
Old 05-17-12, 04:48 PM
  #8  
gomango 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: STP
Posts: 15,160
Mentioned: 70 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 798 Post(s)
Liked 159 Times in 105 Posts
Originally Posted by Picchio Special View Post
The OP is obviously trying to get a sense of the general dollar market for Redcays - which IMO is a fair question. Though I'm not fond of the profit motive as a prime mover for appearing here in C&V. I may be willing to pay more than the OP just bought it for, in which case the value has gone up.
Pics of the actual bike are essential for valuation - look forward to seeing some.
I would like to see pics as well.

A Redcay is in my top ten list.
__________________


Bikes and stuff

https://www.flickr.com/photos/36270004@N06/
gomango is offline  
Old 05-17-12, 05:37 PM
  #9  
Picchio Special
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Lancaster County, PA
Posts: 5,060

Bikes: '39 Hobbs, '58 Marastoni, '73 Italian custom, '75 Wizard, '76 Wilier, '78 Tom Kellogg, '79 Colnago Super, '79 Sachs, '81 Masi Prestige, '82 Cuevas, '83 Picchio Special, '84 Murray-Serotta, '85 Trek 170, '89 Bianchi, '90 Bill Holland, '94 Grandis

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Originally Posted by gomango View Post
I would like to see pics as well.

A Redcay is in my top ten list.
And you are a man of taste. I'm checking under my sofa cushions ...
Picchio Special is offline  
Old 05-17-12, 06:07 PM
  #10  
gomango 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: STP
Posts: 15,160
Mentioned: 70 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 798 Post(s)
Liked 159 Times in 105 Posts
Originally Posted by Picchio Special View Post
And you are a man of taste. I'm checking under my sofa cushions ...
Thank you.

Bring on the pics please!!!!!!

I hate to beg......

edit: A sport tourer or a full tourer is what will make me the happiest someday!
__________________


Bikes and stuff

https://www.flickr.com/photos/36270004@N06/

Last edited by gomango; 05-17-12 at 06:17 PM.
gomango is offline  
Old 05-17-12, 08:07 PM
  #11  
repechage
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 15,593
Mentioned: 103 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1789 Post(s)
Liked 652 Times in 506 Posts
Originally Posted by gomango View Post
Thank you.

Bring on the pics please!!!!!!

I hate to beg......

edit: A sport tourer or a full tourer is what will make me the happiest someday!
Be fun to see but I have to agree there are a number of good American builders that never got the market's eye.
repechage is offline  
Old 05-17-12, 09:52 PM
  #12  
gomango 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: STP
Posts: 15,160
Mentioned: 70 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 798 Post(s)
Liked 159 Times in 105 Posts
Originally Posted by repechage View Post
Be fun to see but I have to agree there are a number of good American builders that never got the market's eye.
Quite true.

There are folks I ride with in the Twin Cities that are oblivious to Dave Anderson, Chris Kvale, and Curt Goodrich for example.

General consumers as well.

This leaves incredible value for the buyer when one of these sneak out into the local used market.

I happened to meet a fellow last year in Mpls. with a Redcay.

We were on a very large family ride in Mpls. and I chatted with him about his beautiful Redcay sport tourer.

Talk about nice details. The lugwork was just right as well, at least to my eyes.

He is the second owner and was able to acquire the bike for a very reasonable sum.

I gave him my phone number if he ever lost interest in the bicycle, but no call yet.

I've casually watched for one since then in my size, but no luck so far.

Sooner or later it will work out.

I just hope I'm not knee deep in projects when one shows up.
__________________


Bikes and stuff

https://www.flickr.com/photos/36270004@N06/

Last edited by gomango; 05-18-12 at 04:04 AM.
gomango is offline  
Old 05-17-12, 10:52 PM
  #13  
FastJake
Constant tinkerer
 
FastJake's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 7,859
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 147 Post(s)
Liked 52 Times in 43 Posts
Yes post some pictures! You've only linked something that takes us to a login page, and your e-mail address.
FastJake is offline  
Old 05-18-12, 05:58 AM
  #14  
Bianchigirll 
Bianchi Goddess
 
Bianchigirll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Shady Pines Retirement Fort Wayne, In
Posts: 27,350

Bikes: Too many to list here check my signature.

Mentioned: 145 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1947 Post(s)
Liked 733 Times in 463 Posts
I emailed the OP yesterday offering to post pics for him and giving him basic directions for posting from his computer direc to the forum.
__________________
Bianchis '90 Proto, '90 Campione del Fausto Giamondi Specialisma Italiano Mundo, '91 Boarala 'cross, '93 Project 3, '86 Volpe, '97 Ti Megatube, '93 Reparto Corse SBX

Others but still loved; '80 Batavus Professional, '87 Cornelo, '?? Jane Doe (still on the drawing board), '90ish Haro Escape SLX Bertoni "Speckled Trout"
Bianchigirll is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
rebecca 1965
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
6
02-23-21 10:39 AM
bike098
General Cycling Discussion
3
03-18-17 09:57 AM
deltic
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
7
03-15-13 03:34 AM
dingledangles
Classic & Vintage
7
10-04-11 10:11 AM
mapleleafs-13
Classic & Vintage
16
09-27-10 10:42 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.