Spaceliner: worth it?


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twinflight

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nov 13, 2017
132
87
Minnesota, United States
#1
This 1960s Sears Spaceliner is on sale online for around $50 but don't know if it's worth it. I've already done a fair amount of research on it. I have no idea what condition its in other than what's seen in the pic. The prices I've seen it sold for are all for the boys deluxe version. My plans are for a full restoration.

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Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
Jul 14, 2009
15,819
16,095
Evans, GA
#2
This 1960s Sears Spaceliner is on sale online for around $50 but don't know if it's worth it. I've already done a fair amount of research on it. I have no idea what condition its in other than what's seen in the pic. The prices I've seen it sold for are all for the boys deluxe version. My plans are for a full restoration.

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Cleaned up I've sold similar for $75 which I think is about tops on these. This bike does not need a restoration which would cost many multiples of what the bike would be worth finished.Heck just tubes and tires would put it over the money. My 2c. V/r Shawn
 

Kramai88

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 24, 2016
320
1,011
62
Minooka IL
#3
I would agree with Freqman1 sold three of them over the summer 50 to 75 is the best I could get for them after cleaning them up and making them rideable


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Saving Tempest

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Feb 6, 2012
3,270
1,480
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Earth (Middle)
#4
This is a bike that is maybe a little dated looking and probably appreciated for the patina as much as the style. Not saying they aren't cool, just underappreciated. People are strange and a bit trendy that way.
 

vincev

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Nov 2, 2008
11,599
7,418
crown point<indiana
#6
Clean and ride type bike.You are not going to get rich flipping it. The downside is that it is a girls bike and it doesnt have the spring fork.If the tank or lenses are broken then it is pretty worthless.
 

Duchess

Finally riding a big boys bike
Feb 14, 2014
477
825
Beverly, MA
#7
Cool looking bikes that seem to be a ton of around, so they're not worth much to sell (could be because they're pretty heavy and not very well made—they last by virtue of the materials used to make them), but people love them when they see you riding them. Buy it, clean it, ride it, or give it to someone for Christmas and they'll think you spent a lot more than you did. There's also the option of the TRM tank conversion if you want to do something custom. Here's mine:

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The K-CODE Kid

Look Ma, No Hands!
Dec 29, 2016
26
50
56
Bellevue, WA
#8
This 1960s Sears Spaceliner is on sale online for around $50 but don't know if it's worth it. I've already done a fair amount of research on it. I have no idea what condition its in other than what's seen in the pic. The prices I've seen it sold for are all for the boys deluxe version. My plans are for a full restoration.

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I think the Rear Rack, Chain Guard, Tank/Light, and Pedals are worth it. But I'm partial to the Spaceliners//Flightliners of the chrome/springer variety.;)
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BrentP

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 26, 2010
345
102
Calgary, Canada
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#13
Cool looking bikes that seem to be a ton of around, so they're not worth much to sell (could be because they're pretty heavy and not very well made—they last by virtue of the materials used to make them), but people love them when they see you riding them. Buy it, clean it, ride it, or give it to someone for Christmas and they'll think you spent a lot more than you did. There's also the option of the TRM tank conversion if you want to do something custom. Here's mine:

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Love the disc brake on the front. Nice upgrade!
 
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Duchess

Finally riding a big boys bike
Feb 14, 2014
477
825
Beverly, MA
#14
Love the disc brake on the front. Nice upgrade!

Thanks! My first disc brake and I love it (Avid BB7). I chose it because it worked with the design (the tank nose blocks most front brakes) and it allowed a painted rim, but it turned out to be even better functionally and was real easy to set up. Makes up for the SA 3-speed coaster rear.
 

KarlH9

'Lil Knee Scuffer
Mar 8, 2017
11
9
Tucson, AZ
#15
Beautiful bike mate, Hi! I saw one go for 500 it had the tank the working lights, perfect! I own my boyhood spaceliner I am looking for a tank for my boys 1968 24" spaceliner with working light housing, OR the whole bike with working light and tank I will offer 400 for a 26 ", 24" is a bit small for me to ride.
 

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