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selling retro bikes??lazy8
Sep 5, 2003 9:31 AM
Hi:
I was thinking about unloading 2 old Crescent's and possibly an old mtn bike. What is the best way to do this? I never see any old bikes in the classifieds and I'm not to comfortable with ebay.
Get comfortable with e-bay.Humma Hah
Sep 5, 2003 9:42 AM
It is a seller's market ... that's where collectors go to find old machines. A Crescent is not highly collectable, but a few folks will remember those racy-looking orange machines fondly, and might pay a hundred or two for them.

At a yard sale, you'll be lucky to get $25 for one. For that matter, if I put my Paramount out at a yard sale, I'd be lucky to get an offer of $25 for it ... it would be unusual for anyone to recognize what it is.

If you prefer to deal in person, look up your nearest velodrome ... some have bike flea markets a couple of times a year. Trexlertown PA has one each spring and fall, so does San Diego. Old bike enthusiasts cruise those eagerly looking for bargains on antiques.
what kind of MTB?laffeaux
Sep 5, 2003 11:11 AM
I agree that eBay is the place to sell. I'm addicted.
what kind of MTB?lazy8
Sep 11, 2003 11:41 AM
1985 Schwinn sierra
what sizes?wspokes
Sep 9, 2003 3:29 AM
and other details??
what sizes?lazy8
Sep 11, 2003 11:39 AM
I'm not sure (I'm @ work but I can check again when I get home)
Both mid 1970"s vintage,fair condition/ some rust spots.
Bike A: says something like "vorldsmsaterclkin on top tube"
Orange, 531 2x butted tubes forks and stays w/ campy dropouts. I think it's around a 52 or 53. I have a set of stronglite cranks, bb and headseat still in tact but need a repack or replace. Also have a seet of handbuilt wheels 27x11/4" "Miche" hubs w/ ambrosio rims.

Bike B:
Bigger 56 maybe
White, Vitas Magna something tubing, set up as a touring bike w, suntour components
I called it "the limo" cause it rode like a Lincon Town Car.

I can snap some pics if your interested.