Firestone -- 1950s super cruiser!!!

Discussion in 'Classic Balloon Tire Bicycles 1933-1965' started by Marc's Classic Chrome, May 18, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted May 18, 2017

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    I was lucky enough to pick this bike up and it is super cool with a lot of great features but I don't know what to sell it for? I thought 175 dollars. I was told that the springer alone brings that? So any idea on value?

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  2. #2 Posted May 19, 2017

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    Any thought on the Firestone SD?
     
  3. #3 Posted May 19, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    if you decide to part it out, I may have an interest in the chain guard. Thanks
     
  4. #4 Posted May 19, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Might be intetested...can u ride as is?
     
  5. #5 Posted May 19, 2017

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    The fork is pretty tweaked. A lot of those have sold so you should be able to research to determine value
     
  6. #6 Posted May 19, 2017

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    Man I hate part now bikes maybe you just want to buy and parted out
     
  7. #7 Posted May 19, 2017

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    Actually buy it and don't tell me you're in a pardon
     
  8. #8 Posted May 19, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    You'll need to put some effort into straightening the fork to sell it as whole, and maybe learn something in the process, or sell it as is or for parts. Most times I've found there is not much profit to be made unless you add value by either repairing something that is damaged, or adding some hard to find correct parts that are missing to the project. Most times good bikes aren't cheap and cheap bikes aren't good. I've also found that most old bikes that didn't get completely destroyed or scrapped got taken out of service because of some significant damage that affected the way they rode. Oftentimes this is not immediately apparent in the heat of the buying moment. I have an internal checklist that I am constanly updating on things to look for when buying so I don't overpay.
     
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  10. #10 Posted May 21, 2017

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    Good things to think about. Thank you.
     
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