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.

cofused about 90's navara metro?

Old 04-14-14, 06:25 PM
  #1  
davey67
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 99
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
cofused about 90's navara metro?

I just got this navaro metro and i am confused as to who made this and what it might be worth?

Some places say this was only made for rei. Others say that navara was pre rei it's own brand. Just to make matters even more confusing still others say these were made by giant.

I have seen these in mint condition on ebay for $250. This seems a bit on the high side? If that were the cse then this one in say fair condition would be worth about$100? Seems way high to me.

Can some one please shed some light on who made this and what it might be worth in todays market?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
novara.jpg (100.3 KB, 10 views)

Last edited by davey67; 04-14-14 at 06:43 PM.
davey67 is offline  
Old 04-14-14, 08:10 PM
  #2  
zazenzach
Senior Member
 
zazenzach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,277
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 2 Posts
i do think novarra started out independant in the 80's. but it eventually got bought out by REI and became their "in-house" brand. i believe yours would be under the REI years. it probably would have been made by giant, as i think giant has always made REI's bikes.

$40-75 seems right to me. but i have no taste for those hybrid type bikes, so some might pay more.
zazenzach is offline  
Old 04-15-14, 01:01 PM
  #3  
Phil_gretz
Journeyman Bike Commuter
 
Phil_gretz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 6,341

Bikes: '71 Jeunet 640, '79 Peugeot PXN10LE, '88 Fuji Saratoga, '13 Motobecane Fantom29 HT, '16 Motobecane Turino Pro Disc, '16 Motobecane Gran Premio Elite, '18 Velobuild VB-R-022

Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1180 Post(s)
Liked 947 Times in 521 Posts
Four things:
1) remove the groovy seat cover
2) get the rust discoloration off of the chain (various, labor intensive ways to do that) - or throw a new chain on there
3) remove Shimano freewheel, and similarly remove all signs of rust - reassemble.
4) replace handlebar end plugs

With good photos and a description that rightly claims that all works as originally intended, I'd bet you could get a quick $125 for it.

Wi
Phil_gretz is offline  
Old 04-15-14, 02:04 PM
  #4  
Secret Squirrel
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Southern Calif
Posts: 587
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 93 Post(s)
Liked 28 Times in 17 Posts
Novara is REI's in house brand. The metro was a budget bike back then. I think it was around $250 new.
Secret Squirrel is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
echo victor
Classic & Vintage
4
04-23-17 01:01 AM
novalyx
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
2
07-13-16 10:36 AM
1965nova
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
9
01-02-16 02:48 PM
tomtom123
General Cycling Discussion
10
10-06-13 03:19 PM
mrund3rd09
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
7
08-31-11 07:36 PM

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.