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Old 04-22-05, 02:10 PM
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Is my beloved old bike worth anything

My old bike from college has been sitting in the garage and I'm hoping it's worth something.

I bought it used 20 years ago and I think it's a no-name. Where do you think it might have a serial number or other identifier? For some reason I think it might be German.

It's an adult-size girl's bike with a unique twin-tube sissy bar that runs continuously down from the front and across to the rear axle. I remember it was heavy.

I don't have a picture, but I thought someone might know whether it has any value.

Thanks
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Old 04-22-05, 02:29 PM
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Most older bikes are most valuable when they are on the road. Take your bike in to the shop for a tune-up and start riding two or three days a week. In a few months, you will consider your bike to be one of your most treasured possessions.
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Old 04-22-05, 02:29 PM
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Unfortunately chick bikes are not really worth much compared to their masculine counterparts.
Sounds like you have a "Mixte" frame.
Search the web for mixte bikes.
Difficult to know what you have there without a make, model, S/N or pic.

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Mixtes may not command as high a price as gents' frames, but they're pretty popular out here; every time I rebuild one for sale it just about flies out the door.
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Originally Posted by mswantak
Mixtes may not command as high a price as gents' frames, but they're pretty popular out here; every time I rebuild one for sale it just about flies out the door.
Yup, what he said. Minimum $75.00 if it is in presentable condition. More for a clean Moto or Peugeot. For some reason, the Berkeley chicks dig the french stuff. Coincidentally, most of the Berkeley chicks I've dealt with are hairier then 1950's movie monsters......connection, maybe?

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