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Old Custom Built Bike

Postby alo661 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:27 pm

HI
Just wondering if any of you guys know if a 1980 "roughly" Medallion Series Custom Built 12 deluxe is worth anything?

In reasonably good condition also has some added extras like a Sanyo Generator that powers two lights one at the front and one at the back, and a speedometer that has no name.

It has 27 x 1 1/4 wheels, Shimano Altus gears and Shimano selecta cranks.

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Alister :D
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Re: Old Custom Built Bike

Postby GaryF » Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:19 pm

Hi Alistair,

It probably isn't worth anything really. Condition may play a part in it's worth though, along with how it is used. If it is your main means of transport it could be worth much to you.
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Re: Old Custom Built Bike

Postby alo661 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:20 am

Thanks GaryF
I really needed some advice, yours was very helpful.

Alister
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Re: Old Custom Built Bike

Postby GaryF » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:20 pm

alo661 wrote:Thanks GaryF
I really needed some advice, yours was very helpful.

Alister


I'm sorry that my summation of your bike advised you that it was worth little. To me, it sounded like a bike that often is sold in department stores. They are worth very little but it does depend on the overall condition. Even if tip-top condition they are worth little. Their worth in today's market may not reflect their personal value. My father bought me a bike when I was about 12 years of age. I gave it to a friend when I was about 20 years of age. It wasn't worth anything at the time but, today, if I could get it back, I would pay anything.

Your bike may be priceless to you.

Photographs of your bike would help greatly in advising you more accurately - perhaps I am completely wrong in my assumptions.
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Re: Old Custom Built Bike

Postby alo661 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:36 pm

Don't Worry Gary,
I meant that your advice is the most helpful I have had.
You are probably right anyway!!
I will post picture tomorrow.
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Re: Old Custom Built Bike

Postby HappyHumber » Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:22 pm

I think that as a general rule, bike stickers that say "custom built" mean the actual opposite. It can be one of fairly loose, meaningless marketing terms.

Still post us a pic though.
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Re: Old Custom Built Bike

Postby ironhanglider » Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:50 pm

The dynamo might be worth something. They used to be the best ones around, short of dynohubs.

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Re: Old Custom Built Bike

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:20 pm

HappyHumber wrote:I think that as a general rule, bike stickers that say "custom built" mean the actual opposite. It can be one of fairly loose, meaningless marketing terms.

Still post us a pic though.


+1. Shimano Altus is also a sign of an entry level bike, doesn't mean it's rubbish mind, some very unassuming bikes can actually ride quite nicely.

I had a Panasonic with one of those Sanyo dynamos on it, but it wasn't working, I think I've still got it in a box somewhere though.
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Re: Old Custom Built Bike

Postby alo661 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:15 am

ironhanglider wrote:The dynamo might be worth something. They used to be the best ones around, short of dynohubs.

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Cheers,

Cameron


Wow maybe it's the most value able part although it doesn't look like that the one I have.

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Re: Old Custom Built Bike

Postby alo661 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:45 pm

How do I attach the photos?
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Re: Old Custom Built Bike

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:47 pm

Instructions here, viewtopic.php?f=6&t=23303
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