idea of value on this MW bike

Discussion in 'Antique Bicycles Pre-1933' started by Claysgarage, Dec 26, 2017.

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  1. #1 Posted Dec 26, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    May have chance to purchase this bike. Any idea on value? This bike has been restored. They claim its a 1925 M Wards. Looks a lot like a Mead. 1925 mw bike.png
     
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    Riding a '37 Colson Imperial

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    First off, it looks like a 28" wheeled bike with 26" wheels.
     
  3. #3 Posted Dec 26, 2017

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    Really hard to tell from those pics but usually 26" balloon tires will rub especially the rear on a 28" frame. If you like it and plan on keeping then maybe. If you are looking at a flip I'd leave it alone. What are they asking for it? V/r Shawn
     
  4. #4 Posted Dec 26, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    value? by the appearance maybe $1000+ depending on how good the paint job is.looks nice.they are probably going to ask more for it,but you never know.
     
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    I was thinking the same.
     
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    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    No price yet. I will look at it next week. If paint is nice up close, what you think?
     
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    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    No light, no tank, no battery can I'd be hard pressed to do $700-800 if paint is nice.
     
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    As others have mentioned, wheels don't look right. They don't properly fill out the fenders, will probably rub the frame and besides, balloon tires didn't come out until 1933 so makes the bike look more like a 1930's bike than 1920's. To correct the wheel issue you are going to need to sink in a few hundred to put put proper rims/tires on the bike so be sure to factor that into the price you pay.
     
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    Some 28" rims and cream tires would really pop on that bike.:sunglasses: