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Are Old Schwinn Cimarrons Really Bringing Big Money?

Old 06-09-12, 09:35 PM
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Are Old Schwinn Cimarrons Really Bringing Big Money?

I ran across a couple of '80s Schwinn Cimarrons on the 'bay and they were priced around $3.500. I have an '87 that is nowhere near original, but if they bring that kind of money I should be kicking myself for changing it up.
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Old 06-09-12, 09:40 PM
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$3500???
People seem to like them, but that's not even close. I would guess more like ~$200
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As far as I know, many of the overpriced things that BBC sells aren't really stuff we want to get rid of, but will sell if you actually want to pay that much. Then I'm guessing some other guy saw the ad and though, "Mine must obviously be worth $3500 too!" Your Cimmaron is valuable, but nowhere near worth $3500. And considering what most vinage MTBs sell for, it has more value as a bike that will be ridden and enjoyed, so switch out whatever if you feel the need. I'd hang on to anything you take off though.
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Cimmarons are worth dozens and dozens of dollars.
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I've been in this hobby for eight years, and I still had to refresh my memory by Googling what a "Schwinn Cimarron" is.

Rule of thumb: A $3,500 C&V bike needs no Googling to figure out what it is.

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Old 06-09-12, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by recumbenttoad View Post
I ran across a couple of '80s Schwinn Cimarrons on the 'bay and they were priced around $3.500.
We *just* talked about this. Bottom line: Asking price means nothing, the true value is exposed by the selling price. In other words, don't drink the bbcbikes Kool Aid, it tastes bad. <g>

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Old 06-10-12, 04:46 AM
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Neat bikes, the Cimarrons, with good components ,
but not so much as 3500.00 .
More like 150-200 in the mid-west .
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Don't forget shipping costs. Really pays to hit the garage sales yourself. I personally wouldn't pay $3,500 for a mint condition '80s Cadillac Cimarron. G.A.'s $150 to $200 price range seems more realistic. Definitely nice bikes, and definitely something you would want to find in your size at a garage sale for under $50.
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Schwinn Cimarrons are THE single most collectable 1980s bike in the history of 80s bicycles. Don't listen to the haters. Cimarrons are better than gold. More rare than Paris Hilton underpants. $3,500 is a STEAL. Snap that sucker up. The only thing that makes them more valuable is if they've been rattle canned and had the components switched out.

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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
I've been in this hobby for eight years, and I still had to refresh my memory by Googling what a "Schwinn Cimarron" is.

Rule of thumb: A $3,500 C&V bike needs no Googling to figure out what it is.

-Kurt
Cimarrons were great bikes. Just because they don't have a Mountain Goat, Ritchey, Yeti, etc. head badge on it doesn't mean they were not noteworthy. And, just because somebody hasn't heard the name before doesn't mean they were not noteworthy. I would imagine there are lots of folks here that think they are in the know that have never heard of Off Road Toad, a bike I would truly love to run across. Quite frankly though, I'm not a collector, so, $3500 for a vintage mountain bike is not something I would ever do.

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Check completed auctions, not the bloated asking prices of BBC. Also check to see how many of their bloated priced bikes sell, its maybe one out of 50 or 100. Cimarron is a good bike, maybe $250 for a real nice one.

Unfortunately, others see the silly prices BBC asks, and they inflate their prices too, thinking they have a real gem. The only one that got a bid topped out at $200 last week....
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Sounds about like par for the course . Great bike , but even great bikes aren't worth 3500.00 for what that is.
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All I know is that BBC bikes totally screw up the value for local bikes. People eBay their bike and sure enough, one of BBC's bikes pop up. Pisses me off when I can't get a local bike for a fair price.
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It was me!

I got the recent ebay Cimarron that didn't reach the reserve at $200, but not through the ebay auction...and it was local so no shipping. I just made a thread for it here. It IS a cool bike. Definitely not worth anything close to $3500!
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