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Antique Sears Bicycle For Sell

Old 03-26-14, 08:22 PM
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Antique Sears Bicycle For Sell

I'm an amature at this so here goes. I have a Sears bicycle I really know nothing about. I'm guessing by the hunter green color it was a boys, the basket however attached later. I have no clue of the year. Has all it's original parts, though quite rusty and in need of much TLC. Not sure what to ask because I don't know what it's worth. If you know anything about this bike any information would be appreciated!
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Old 03-26-14, 08:31 PM
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1960's mid-weight. You'll have to take a closer look or take a pic of the head badge. Definitely one of the Sears Roebuck imports from either England, France or Austria. From what small details I can sort of see is its a Steyr-Puch made frame. The 3 speed hub may have a date for further year of production clues. Cool bikes when done but realistically not worth much as it sits. The value is in how much time you'll put into it for the satisfaction of owning. There's a few Sears threads so you might try a search and learn a bit more. Enjoy!
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Old 03-26-14, 08:38 PM
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I once spent $100 on a sort-of-similar bike in somewhat better condition, because it was exactly the model and size I was looking for. I spent maybe 30 hours and $300 getting it into the shape I wanted, and frankly, the seller was very fortunate to find a complete nut to sell it to.

So, if you find a complete nut, you might get $100 for it. Otherwise, somewhere between $20-$50, assuming everything works, more-or-less. That is to say, the cables, chain, and tires almost certainly need to be replaced before it can be ridden any distance, but if the relatively complicated rear hub is not in working condition, the value becomes almost nothing.
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Old 03-26-14, 10:32 PM
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it's not worth much, in my opinion you're lucky to get 50 bucks for the shape it is in.
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Old 03-27-14, 02:55 AM
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There have been a few of these Austrian bikes in much better condition with NO RUST, that can't sell in da hood for $20-$45. It is not rare. $3-$5 at the scrap yard.
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There have been a few of these Austrian bikes in much better condition with NO RUST, that can't sell in da hood for $20-$45. It is not rare. $3-$5 at the scrap yard.
I agree, I had one of these in way better condition that sat on craigslist for months at $50 before I managed to sell it. Is that stem somehow bent?!
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