Early '70s Sears 20 inch bike

Discussion in 'Tricycles, Kid's Bicycles, Riding Toys' started by Kevin LeRoy, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted Jul 15, 2017

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    Hi,
    Can anyone here tell me who made bicycles for Sears in the early '70s? I have my very first bike which is a purple 20 inch with the slick rear wheel, banana seat with sissy bar and chopper handlebars. My parents bought from Sears I think in 1971 and it has a Sears head badge, but it sure looks like a Schwinn to me. It's all original even the tires. Curious to know if it has any value apart from sentimental and worth hanging on to? Thanks!
    Kevin
     
  2. #2 Posted Jul 17, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Hello,
    A picture of it would go a long way. I do know that Sears sold some Huffy bikes badged as Sears around that time period (I had one myself). But there are a lot of people with much more knowledge than I have. If you can throw up a picture you will most likely have more information that you could imagine.
    Also putting this in the Stingray and Muscle Bike section might get more results

    JimK
     
  3. #3 Posted Jul 17, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Hello Kevin,

    I suspect your bike looks something like the one in the middle of the image below? If so, I believe it was manufactured by Murray then badged as Sears.

    1970 Sears.jpg

    PS: Don't tell your parents that you now know how much they spent on your bike...LOL

    As for current value, condition goes a long way in determining value. You would need to post some good photos of your bike today for CABE members to take a stab at determining current value. But I would venture a guess that today it is probably worth somewhere near what its 1970's value was but possibly more or less depending on condition.
     
  4. #4 Posted Jul 17, 2017

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    Hi,
    Thanks for the info! My bike looks almost exactly like the middle bike minus the hand brake. Will post some pics when I get a chance to move it out of the garage, not a high priority, I was basically just curious.
    Kevin