X53 Worth

Discussion in 'Classic Balloon Tire Bicycles 1933-1965' started by Sarg1969, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted Mar 20, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Hey folks what would you pay for this X53?
    Original down to the tires and tubes from original owner. Any help appreciated

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  2. #2 Posted Mar 20, 2017

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    $350.00 rough missing light
     
  3. #3 Posted Mar 20, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    One of my bucket list bikes for sure. As for how much its worth in that condition, it might original but dang its rust bucket I don't see one lick of original chrome left. The paint would most likely clean up nice, seat seems decent as well, I would say around $350-$400 just the the chance that nothing is rusted through. But I don't know man this looks like a big project with some possibilities for major problems around how much rust there is.
     
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  4. #4 Posted Mar 20, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Cool bike. Bike abuse from an uncaring owner.....hopefully he will be looking good again!
     
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  5. #5 Posted Mar 20, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Elderly man passed away so it sit in his shed. Tanks are solid no holes, I would just ride it rat like it looks
     
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  6. #6 Posted Mar 20, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Good idea, has a quirky, almost apocalyptic look to it.
     
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  7. #7 Posted Mar 20, 2017

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    That would have to be the plan and get it cheap. This one has no upside if you were going to try and restore it. V/r Shawn
     
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    I paid $600 for this one which came complete and unrestored with not much rust.
    I took off the front light, chain-guard and rims which I am in the process of cleaning.
    In the meantime, I'm using these rims to ride it.

    I can't tell if the rust is surface or deeply pitted from the photo you posted.
    It looks like a solid frame with most parts there.
    I would offer $300-350 as is.
     
  9. #9 Posted Mar 21, 2017

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    I live for the CABE

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    I like it crusty.
    But I'm sure it would be a whole lot better after an application of those very hard to work with chemicals soap & water...
     
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  11. #11 Posted Mar 21, 2017

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    I wouldn't even wipe it off. It's perfect the way it is. Great find!
     
  12. #12 Posted Mar 22, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Leave it original
     
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I couldn't give away an x53 recently. I will say my chrome was better. I ended up parting it out for more then I was trying to sell it for. Looks like that's all original but no light. You have some desirable parts there. Good luck with whatever you decide to do with it.
     
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    Please don't part out this wonderful original bike.
     
  16. #16 Posted Aug 24, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    What ever happened with this bike?
     
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  17. #17 Posted Aug 24, 2017

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    Hey there, neighborhood. It's Tristan from Instagram, I'd love to know what happened to this bike as well if it's for sale I want it :D
     
  18. #18 Posted Aug 25, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    The guy saw too many episodes of American Pickers so now he wanted $600 for it. I told him good luck and passed.
     
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  19. #19 Posted Aug 25, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Another will come along- keep looking...------Cowboy