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Posted By wrk101

It rarely makes economical sense to have a bike...

It rarely makes economical sense to have a bike shop do work on a bike to prepare for sale. And this one it would not make sense. With that many broken spokes, it really needs all of them replaced.
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Views: 373
Posted By wrk101

I'd keep an eye out for Panasonics higher up the...

I'd keep an eye out for Panasonics higher up the product line. I have found Panasonic DX5000 and DX6000, both huge steps up from the DX-1000. I'm also a huge fan of the Schwinn Prologue, which was...
01-28-23, 12:27 PM
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Posted By wrk101

"Lucky Bike" which is one of the co ops in the...

"Lucky Bike" which is one of the co ops in the area. Pick something out of their dog pile. I picked up an Ironman there once, frozen seat post and stem, no wheels. It was never going to be rebuild by...
01-28-23, 12:15 PM
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Posted By wrk101

Bought a box of parts with a frame once, 60 years...

Bought a box of parts with a frame once, 60 years old. Found a note stuffed in the handlebar, I'll clean up the language a bit.

"Dear Bike Thief: You Suck!" Note looked as old as the bike. No name...
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Posted By wrk101

Agree, vintage bikes can still be a compelling...

Agree, vintage bikes can still be a compelling value. For the price of a bottom end road bike at a bike shop, you can often get a top of the line vintage bike. My self imposed rule is no bike...
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Posted By wrk101

FWIW, there are other Tesch for sale right now....

FWIW, there are other Tesch for sale right now. One slightly larger, full Campy, but its an auction with a day left. If it were my size, I'd be sniping that one.

This last year, I have been...
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Posted By wrk101

I do hate the ad, calling it a grupo. Geez. On...

I do hate the ad, calling it a grupo. Geez. On the other hand, beautiful frame. Should ride just fine with that mix of parts. I wouldn't be surprised frame and headset alone are worth asking price.
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01-24-23, 07:59 PM
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Posted By wrk101

RARE = no one ever wanted one of these back in...

RARE = no one ever wanted one of these back in the day.

CLASSIC = Not classic

VINTAGE = Old POS

Collectible = By the garbage man.

Top of the Line = Best of the box store junk.
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Posted By wrk101

eBay solds over the last year for a complete bike...

eBay solds over the last year for a complete bike have been in the $500 to $750 range. As mentioned earlier, in most markets, it is very unrealistic to expect ebay pricing.
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Posted By wrk101

Original price does not reflect current value....

Original price does not reflect current value. Around here, maybe $200 (local sale). The MTB world has changed dramatically since the early 1990s. Serious MTBs would not be interested. That leaves...
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Posted By wrk101

Donation fodder where I live. Not worth the time...

Donation fodder where I live. Not worth the time and trouble to sell. Folders get little interest generally, and this one is in poor condition. The consumables to refurbish the bike would exceed the...
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Posted By wrk101

Be sure to inspect carefully, particularly the...

Be sure to inspect carefully, particularly the tapers. Its not unusual to find worn out tapers on cranksets in that condition.
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Posted By wrk101

People can claim anything really. In the end, the...

People can claim anything really. In the end, the buyer decides. My definition is different, but that does not matter.

Scammers? Just sell on ebay to get top $$. Local sales in many markets will...
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Posted By wrk101

Owners manuals on bicycles are basically...

Owners manuals on bicycles are basically worthless from a providing useful information. What you have in front of you (the bike) provides infinitely more useful information.
01-14-23, 03:26 PM
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Posted By wrk101

Other than the wheels, that's a winner. Many of...

Other than the wheels, that's a winner. Many of them came with Swiss BB threading. In fact, I continually pick up Motobecanes just to get parts.
01-14-23, 03:24 PM
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Posted By wrk101

On insurance, just realize any of the carriers...

On insurance, just realize any of the carriers will claim "poorly packed" and decline your claim. Then they will wear you out, asking for pictures of the package itself, pics inside, etc. Then they...
01-14-23, 03:16 PM
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Posted By wrk101

Dremel at the rust bubbling, treat with rust...

Dremel at the rust bubbling, treat with rust converter, then touch up with Testors. I've had worse and did these steps. I love patina, but I hate rust.

I have multiple 600 sets in my bin, so I'd...
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Views: 1,286
Posted By wrk101

Remember when something sells, even in 45...

Remember when something sells, even in 45 minutes, it does not mean it was a good deal. It only takes ONE person to buy. And that person could be willing to pay more.

I sold a Schwinn Varsity for...
01-13-23, 03:12 PM
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Posted By wrk101

On ebay, forget used wheels. For the cost of...

On ebay, forget used wheels. For the cost of shipping alone, you should be able to find a local alternative. Buy local, via donor or just wheels, used can be a BIG bargain. Depends on how resourceful...
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Posted By wrk101

I would NOT use a single part off that old...

I would NOT use a single part off that old Columbia on the Trek. Bar and stem are likely heavy STEEL. You are heading to a co-op, which is exactly the right approach.

If it is solely for a flip,...
01-09-23, 01:37 PM
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Posted By wrk101

Barcons last forever. Brifters donít. ...

Barcons last forever. Brifters donít.

Simple, reliable technology has been replaced with disposable.

Iíve had so many brifter bikes with dead shifters, particularly the 9 speed stuff. Then each...
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Posted By wrk101

Assuming everything works well, price is about...

Assuming everything works well, price is about right. It has two traits I personally avoid: rapid fire shifters and front suspension fork. Tires look pretty old.
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Posted By wrk101

Schwinn World was really low end. In a great...

Schwinn World was really low end. In a great market, in great condition, maybe you could get $100. In an average market, in great condition, maybe $50.

Great condition = newish tires (old tires...
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Posted By wrk101

DT shifter bikes tend to hit a price ceiling,...

DT shifter bikes tend to hit a price ceiling, unless they are something really desirable (think Italian or Chicago Paramount as examples). Otherwise, the vast majority of buyers out there HATE DT...
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Posted By wrk101

Depends where you live, but around here, $600 is...

Depends where you live, but around here, $600 is quite HIGH for a co-op bike. I've bought and donated a lot of bikes to/from co-ops.

And BG is right, $600 for a carbon bike, you bet, you CAN...
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Posted By wrk101

Look up component date codes over on the vintage...

Look up component date codes over on the vintage Trek site. Exact year has no bearing on value.
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Views: 173
Posted By wrk101

Short answer: No. Longer answer: First,...

Short answer: No.

Longer answer:

First, its a private label branded bike, which limits value. Secondly it has low end components. Third, its in poor condition.

If someone gave me that bike...
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Views: 153
Posted By wrk101

These occasionally sell on ebay. Selling in a...

These occasionally sell on ebay. Selling in a local market would yield minimal value, at least where I live. Ebay could yield quite a bit more. Check Terrapeak for ebay history sales. One sold there...
01-07-23, 12:19 AM
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Posted By wrk101

Highly modified asian Schwinn. That Shimano FFS...

Highly modified asian Schwinn. That Shimano FFS is awful.
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Posted By wrk101

Looks a lot like a Lotus Classique to me. I'd...

Looks a lot like a Lotus Classique to me. I'd either build with Shimano 600 arabesque or a higher end Suntour (Cyclone generation 1 or higher). Yes, Champion 1 is good stuff.
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Posted By wrk101

Complete bike on ebay probably $4,000 to $6,000...

Complete bike on ebay probably $4,000 to $6,000 US. BMX is where the money is right now.

One thing about collectibles is that they are rarely a long term investment. Stuff can be HOT and then go...
01-03-23, 09:02 PM
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Posted By wrk101

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I've owned about 750 bikes over the years,...
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Posted By wrk101

If you are planning to flip in your market, #1...

If you are planning to flip in your market, #1 task is to learn what your market values a bike like this. Needs everything plus lots of rusty bits. And on flips, you need low cost options for...
01-01-23, 10:15 AM
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Posted By wrk101

I'll look closer, but there were two versions of...

I'll look closer, but there were two versions of the XCII pedals, one with reinforcement bridge, one without.

Yes, I have been selling MTB pedals and cranksets to the BMX crowd. Prices for a crank...
01-01-23, 10:06 AM
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Posted By wrk101

To fake one at that price point and with those...

To fake one at that price point and with those good parts makes zero sense. I'd be driving right now. I would not pester the seller with a bunch of questions, that just puts you at the bottom of the...
12-30-22, 11:32 AM
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Posted By wrk101

It's kind of sad, but nicer vintage MTB parts...

It's kind of sad, but nicer vintage MTB parts tend to exceed the value of the complete bike. It's not close. I have my eye on two for sale in my area right now. It's not unusual for me to see a...
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Posted By wrk101

Suntour made parts at all price levels, from...

Suntour made parts at all price levels, from really basic to something special, and everything in between. Brand of bike + Suntour is really not enough to go on. And then there is location. In some...
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Posted By wrk101

Minimal value here, exact year has no bearing on...

Minimal value here, exact year has no bearing on value or replacement parts. 1020 tubing is entry level. Assuming bike has a presta valve stem.

My experience with Florida market is that it is...
12-24-22, 12:08 AM
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Posted By wrk101

Common in the 1970s. Just inflate slowly, watch...

Common in the 1970s. Just inflate slowly, watch the bead carefully. Even if a bike has hooked rims, if you are not careful, bead can unseat. BITD, I ran 100 PSI on Araya unhooked rims without a...
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Views: 614
Posted By wrk101

The main reason I would sell on ebay is to get it...

The main reason I would sell on ebay is to get it into the hands of someone who will either restore or rebuild it. If the OP is that person, do it. If not, rather than collect dust or ruin it, I'd...
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Views: 382
Posted By wrk101

Depends on your market. In my area, there would...

Depends on your market. In my area, there would be zero chance of getting $400 for the bike. Its more like $200. And it would take a while.

For those of us that live in medicare markets, to sell...
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Posted By wrk101

Unless you have the time/tools/aptitude/pile of...

Unless you have the time/tools/aptitude/pile of parts, I would avoid. Needs just about everything. Lots of rust. Have you priced tires recently?
12-15-22, 09:57 PM
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Posted By wrk101

My highlights were finding several US built...

My highlights were finding several US built bikes: A Mikkelsen Criterium, a Mountain Goat, and a Stout. The Goat is gone, but the other two are still here. I have found a variety of other bikes,...
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Posted By wrk101

The riveted and rails look so good I would sell...

The riveted and rails look so good I would sell it on ebay to someone who wants to mess with it. 50/50 it will crack. I'd rather let someone else bet on it.
12-06-22, 02:07 PM
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Posted By wrk101

I have looked there without success at this point...

I have looked there without success at this point for a serial number. Its an early one based on other details.
12-06-22, 02:02 PM
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Posted By wrk101

First, realize Univega never made bikes. They had...

First, realize Univega never made bikes. They had others make them for them. Many assume they were all made by Miyata, which is not true. Many of the their MTBs, even in the early 1980s, were made in...
12-05-22, 06:28 PM
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Posted By wrk101

Recent SR find. Appears to be a ~1980 model, Semi...

Recent SR find. Appears to be a ~1980 model, Semi Pro (not really), 600 Arabesque parts. Serial name conforms to Miki. ...
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Posted By wrk101

eBay dreamland asking prices should never be used...

eBay dreamland asking prices should never be used as "selling prices". Highest ebay SOLD price in the last year was $270. Next highest was $177.

I use a 50% of ebay pricing for my local sales. So...
12-03-22, 11:06 PM
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Views: 214
Posted By wrk101

Assuming price is low, this is one of those grab...

Assuming price is low, this is one of those grab now, study later bikes. I love finding bikes that no one has heard of (including me), as the price tends to be very attractive.

The worst thing you...
12-03-22, 10:57 PM
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Views: 254
Posted By wrk101

Hazard's Cyclery, Santa Barbara ...

Hazard's Cyclery, Santa Barbara
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