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#1 2019-07-21 4:17pm

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Retro's will they hold value

I have a few retro bikes from the last 10 years and I'm always curious what they will be worth 10- 20 years from now. Will they hold there value ?  All mine are 20" .  Would love to hear other opinions.


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#2 2019-07-21 4:22pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

Really difficult to say! My guess is it all depends on the retro.I have been seeing a 24 NOS Skyway TA on my local CL with a asking price of $900!


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#3 2019-07-21 4:24pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

Probably like books. First edition is sought after and bring most money. Will always have quality bike value though


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#4 2019-07-21 4:28pm

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My guess is that some of the big bikes will hold value. The retro 20"s not so much.


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#5 2019-07-21 4:50pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

I'd say it depends on what it is & how many were made.  I've seen the Redline retro squarebacks, Azusas & Nomorea 20" bikes all increase in value.  All are high quality & made in low numbers though.


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#6 2019-07-21 4:51pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

CurtiswithaC wrote:

My guess is that some of the big bikes will hold value. The retro 20"s not so much.

A tough call,a good example would be the 20" Skyway TA retro,so few made vs the 24 and 26.


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#7 2019-07-21 4:51pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

That's kinda what I'm worried about on the 20" stuff I have .


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#8 2019-07-21 5:03pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

Bandbracing669 wrote:

That's kinda what I'm worried about on the 20" stuff I have .

Don't worry about the value of the bikes,just go ride them and enjoy them for what they are made for.


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#9 2019-07-21 5:06pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

We did leave one retro still in the box for the future . It's the 2014 black Quadangle.  I normally wouldn't do that but we ended up finding one used exactly the same for about half the price .  Like always certain models and certain colors are more popular and are in higher demand.


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#10 2019-07-21 5:09pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

Bandbracing669 wrote:

We did leave one retro still in the box for the future . It's the 2014 black Quadangle.  I normally wouldn't do that but we ended up finding one used exactly the same for about half the price .  Like always certain models and certain colors are more popular and are in higher demand.

I never buy/build a bike based on future value or demand.I buy and build what I like and ride them.


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#11 2019-07-21 5:11pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

spyker wrote:

Bandbracing669 wrote:

That's kinda what I'm worried about on the 20" stuff I have .

Don't worry about the value of the bikes,just go ride them and enjoy them for what they are made for.

Ding ding ding


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#12 2019-07-21 5:14pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

spyker wrote:

Bandbracing669 wrote:

That's kinda what I'm worried about on the 20" stuff I have .

Don't worry about the value of the bikes,just go ride them and enjoy them for what they are made for.

We ride our bikes but I've always been into collectables and I look at it from two angles .  What do I have in it and what it could be worth later on .  Sometimes the value falls out on even the most popular collectables.  My son and I entered this hobby together and that has been priceless and the best part of this hobby but I always have $$ in the back of my mind .


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#13 2019-07-21 5:21pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

For the record I appreciate and respect everyone's opinion. smile


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#14 2019-07-21 5:21pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

spyker wrote:

Bandbracing669 wrote:

That's kinda what I'm worried about on the 20" stuff I have .

Don't worry about the value of the bikes,just go ride them and enjoy them for what they are made for.

This


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#15 2019-07-21 5:28pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

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Really difficult to say! My guess is it all depends on the retro.I have been seeing a 24 NOS Skyway TA on my local CL with a asking price of $900!

Is that complete for 900 ?  Dang sounds cheap if it's built nice.


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#16 2019-07-21 5:32pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

Bandbracing669 wrote:

spyker wrote:

Bandbracing669 wrote:

That's kinda what I'm worried about on the 20" stuff I have .

Don't worry about the value of the bikes,just go ride them and enjoy them for what they are made for.

We ride our bikes but I've always been into collectables and I look at it from two angles .  What do I have in it and what it could be worth later on .  Sometimes the value falls out on even the most popular collectables.  My son and I entered this hobby together and that has been priceless and the best part of this hobby but I always have $$ in the back of my mind .

If it brings joy to you and your son,keep doing what you two do!


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#17 2019-07-21 5:33pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

Bandbracing669 wrote:

spyker wrote:

Really difficult to say! My guess is it all depends on the retro.I have been seeing a 24 NOS Skyway TA on my local CL with a asking price of $900!

Is that complete for 900 ?  Dang sounds cheap if it's built nice.

This is for the Frame and fork!


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#18 2019-07-21 5:34pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

spyker wrote:

Bandbracing669 wrote:

spyker wrote:


Don't worry about the value of the bikes,just go ride them and enjoy them for what they are made for.

We ride our bikes but I've always been into collectables and I look at it from two angles .  What do I have in it and what it could be worth later on .  Sometimes the value falls out on even the most popular collectables.  My son and I entered this hobby together and that has been priceless and the best part of this hobby but I always have $$ in the back of my mind .

If it brings joy to you and your son,keep doing what you two do!

Thanks bud I appreciate your kind words.


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#19 2019-07-21 5:34pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

Hard to say- I mean the retros- especially the 20" ones are really kind of targeting us older guys already.

Was watching a 2018 X games thing on youtube last night and DMC was there on a Haro and my son freaked out.

"Whoa that dude is on a bike like yours, Dad!" 

"Yeah well- I taught Dennis everything I could."

But seriously I don't see the next generation caring about them much.    Could be wrong

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#20 2019-07-21 5:39pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

spyker wrote:

Bandbracing669 wrote:

spyker wrote:

Really difficult to say! My guess is it all depends on the retro.I have been seeing a 24 NOS Skyway TA on my local CL with a asking price of $900!

Is that complete for 900 ?  Dang sounds cheap if it's built nice.

This is for the Frame and fork!

Gotcha , I was thinking holy crap that's cheap for a complete.   I don't see any 24" pop up in my area.


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#21 2019-07-21 5:45pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

crj1968 wrote:

Hard to say- I mean the retros- especially the 20" ones are really kind of targeting us older guys already.

Was watching a 2018 X games thing on youtube last night and DMC was there on a Haro and my son freaked out.

"Whoa that dude is on a bike like yours, Dad!" 

"Yeah well- I taught Dennis everything I could." lollol

But seriously I don't see the next generation caring about them much.
    Could be wrong

BINGO! They will not care about old bmx. Maybe a select few like my youngest son and Zack from here. I'm telling you guys in another 10-20 years all this expensive old school bmx stuff will sit without very many people caring about it. I'm sure once we die a lot will get thrown away unless our kids know the importance of it. So you better sell away while someone is willing to pay for it. tongue


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#22 2019-07-21 5:46pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

Bandbracing669 wrote:

spyker wrote:

Bandbracing669 wrote:


Is that complete for 900 ?  Dang sounds cheap if it's built nice.

This is for the Frame and fork!

Gotcha , I was thinking holy crap that's cheap for a complete.   I don't see any 24" pop up in my area.

If it was priced at say $500,I would have bought it,but not at that price! Might as well buy another DJ frame.


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#23 2019-07-21 5:48pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

crj1968 wrote:

Hard to say- I mean the retros- especially the 20" ones are really kind of targeting us older guys already.

Was watching a 2018 X games thing on youtube last night and DMC was there on a Haro and my son freaked out.

"Whoa that dude is on a bike like yours, Dad!" 

"Yeah well- I taught Dennis everything I could."

But seriously I don't see the next generation caring about them much.    Could be wrong

The current young riders don't care about retros or what we like.They only want to ride what the current NS pros are riding.


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#24 2019-07-21 5:49pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

eric12 wrote:

spyker wrote:

Bandbracing669 wrote:

That's kinda what I'm worried about on the 20" stuff I have .

Don't worry about the value of the bikes,just go ride them and enjoy them for what they are made for.

This

Wrong. I bought 10 Stranger Things bikes in the box. I'm gonna be rich.


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#25 2019-07-21 5:50pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

eric12 wrote:

crj1968 wrote:

Hard to say- I mean the retros- especially the 20" ones are really kind of targeting us older guys already.

Was watching a 2018 X games thing on youtube last night and DMC was there on a Haro and my son freaked out.

"Whoa that dude is on a bike like yours, Dad!" 

"Yeah well- I taught Dennis everything I could." lollol

But seriously I don't see the next generation caring about them much.
    Could be wrong

BINGO! They will not care about old bmx. Maybe a select few like my youngest son and Zack from here. I'm telling you guys in another 10-20 years all this expensive old school bmx stuff will sit without very many people caring about it. I'm sure once we die a lot will get thrown away unless our kids know the importance of it. So you better sell away while someone is willing to pay for it. tongue

Sell all the old stuff and buy the popular NS stuff today! It will be worthmoney once the kids grow up and want to relive their childhood like what we did.


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