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#26 2019-07-21 5:52pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

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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.

I think it is afe to say you secured a very good retirement plan.


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#27 2019-07-21 5:52pm

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When all the kids riding around on 26" SE's turn 35-40 and start thinking about all the crazy riding and wheelies they did as kids they are going to start looking for their old 26" and 29" bikes . A lot of them are going to be SE's. Nobody is going to give two shits about our 20" stuff and we are all going to be old or dead....lol. Good times

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#28 2019-07-21 5:52pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

Iceman wrote:

eric12 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.

This

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

I know, I'm jealous. $$$


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#29 2019-07-21 5:57pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

Look at some of the retro stuff that’s for sale now.. not holding it’s value. I have several retro framesets ... not even going to try and sell em.. put em on a wall or something. Doubt that retro stuff in 20 years will hold value or increase in value- except the super smaller runs of certain things- retro CW and some of the kappa stuff.


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#30 2019-07-21 6:03pm

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A retro frame and fork in decent condition should be atleast worth about what we paid new ten years from now.  I think that 10 years from now our $400 frame will be pretty cheap for a frame.  Guys will buy unique frames from the era they rode, especially limited runs and the geometry they like.


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#31 2019-07-21 6:07pm

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IMO....no they will not.


Hutch Fun Facts: All main line Hutch's with digits only S/N (no letters or baseballs) on the rear drop outs were US made and had their dropouts stamped between late '83 and '86.  Obviously the frame manufacture would occur slightly after that, even if they just threw 'em in a bucket randomly.  There is an obvious date code in that the first 2 digits seem to be the month and the 3rd digit is pretty obviously the last digit of the year running from '83-'86.

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#32 2019-07-21 6:07pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

wfc09 wrote:

When all the kids riding around on 26" SE's turn 35-40 and start thinking about all the crazy riding and wheelies they did as kids they are going to start looking for their old 26" and 29" bikes . A lot of them are going to be SE's. Nobody is going to give two shits about our 20" stuff and we are all going to be old or dead....lol. Good times

Yep from bmx to power chair to a wooden box with wheels.  Just keep on Rolling . lol

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#33 2019-07-21 6:17pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

I don't buy any BMX stuff to make money. I do it because I enjoy it.

People who are, should enjoy this sweet spot and make their retirement fund while they can (heavy sarcasm). This is the peak, its only going to go down in the future. The younger generations might understand but won't appreciate. Do you think some kid who's 8 years old today, is going to pay a fortune for some old Hutch or Haro someday? I would think not. Even the kids in their teens and 20's today, they didn't grow up lusting after these bikes and parts in magazine ads and bike shops like we did. On that same note, its a different world too... what kid even reads magazines and the only remaining US BMX mag is kaput (moment of silence for BMX Plus). Do kids go to websites and dream about BMX? No, they dream about Fortnite Battle Royale wins and Roblox money. Also, the people neck deep into it right now, will they be the same in 20 years when retiring and getting to their golden years, and many not able to ride anymore? Will they still get satisfaction from looking at a bike hanging on their wall or sitting in their basement? Doubt it.

So, far as I'm concerned I buy and ride what I enjoy, some stuff I hold back to give to my Son at the right time when he's a Man... not to make him money but because he'll remember Dad rode that or bought and saved that for him, and that bonding of Father to Son is more priceless than all the people flipping this stuff delusional thinking they are getting rich.

A few people have mentioned the best likely scenario for those thinking they are making a future investment, that is buy the modern popular stuff the young folks are riding and that's probably what they will be looking for decades from now. That is, if you want to spend a bunch of money now and sit on stuff for 30 years instead of doing something intelligent for ROI and putting the money in an actual investment product.

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#34 2019-07-21 6:19pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

Go on any critical mass ride and look at what all these kids are riding relative to what retro bikes we have now and are riding now ...... SE's are everywhere. When they have kids and want to relive the good ole days like we did , they aren't going to be looking for retro 20's or 24's. Just think about it ....when we all came back to bikes we looked for what we had and were familiar with .... for us that was 20" bmx bikes. Remember this thread is called Retro's will they hold value . The 26"-29"are retro and are the only Retro's that I believe will be sought after. We are the only ones that care about 20" 1980's delusions of grandeur days lol

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#35 2019-07-21 6:19pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

spyker wrote:

Iceman wrote:

eric12 wrote:


This

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

I think it is afe to say you secured a very good retirement plan.

lol

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#36 2019-07-21 6:21pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

spyker wrote:

eric12 wrote:

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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.

This is a more likely scenario.

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#37 2019-07-21 6:23pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

brettweir89 wrote:

I don't buy any BMX stuff to make money. I do it because I enjoy it.

People who are, should enjoy this sweet spot and make their retirement fund while they can (heavy sarcasm). This is the peak, its only going to go down in the future. The younger generations might understand but won't appreciate. Do you think some kid who's 8 years old today, is going to pay a fortune for some old Hutch or Haro someday? I would think not. Even the kids in their teens and 20's today, they didn't grow up lusting after these bikes and parts in magazine ads and bike shops like we did. On that same note, its a different world too... what kid even reads magazines and the only remaining US BMX mag is kaput (moment of silence for BMX Plus). Do kids go to websites and dream about BMX? No, they dream about Fortnite Battle Royale wins and Roblox money. Also, the people neck deep into it right now, will they be the same in 20 years when retiring and getting to their golden years, and many not able to ride anymore? Will they still get satisfaction from looking at a bike hanging on their wall or sitting in their basement? Doubt it.

So, far as I'm concerned I buy and ride what I enjoy, some stuff I hold back to give to my Son at the right time when he's a Man... not to make him money but because he'll remember Dad rode that or bought and saved that for him, and that bonding of Father to Son is more priceless than all the people flipping this stuff delusional thinking they are getting rich.

What's Roblox?  wink  tongue

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#38 2019-07-21 6:27pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

crj1968 wrote:

brettweir89 wrote:

I don't buy any BMX stuff to make money. I do it because I enjoy it.

People who are, should enjoy this sweet spot and make their retirement fund while they can (heavy sarcasm). This is the peak, its only going to go down in the future. The younger generations might understand but won't appreciate. Do you think some kid who's 8 years old today, is going to pay a fortune for some old Hutch or Haro someday? I would think not. Even the kids in their teens and 20's today, they didn't grow up lusting after these bikes and parts in magazine ads and bike shops like we did. On that same note, its a different world too... what kid even reads magazines and the only remaining US BMX mag is kaput (moment of silence for BMX Plus). Do kids go to websites and dream about BMX? No, they dream about Fortnite Battle Royale wins and Roblox money. Also, the people neck deep into it right now, will they be the same in 20 years when retiring and getting to their golden years, and many not able to ride anymore? Will they still get satisfaction from looking at a bike hanging on their wall or sitting in their basement? Doubt it.

So, far as I'm concerned I buy and ride what I enjoy, some stuff I hold back to give to my Son at the right time when he's a Man... not to make him money but because he'll remember Dad rode that or bought and saved that for him, and that bonding of Father to Son is more priceless than all the people flipping this stuff delusional thinking they are getting rich.

What's Roblox?  wink  tongue

Online gaming site.


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#39 2019-07-21 6:32pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

spyker wrote:

crj1968 wrote:

brettweir89 wrote:

I don't buy any BMX stuff to make money. I do it because I enjoy it.

People who are, should enjoy this sweet spot and make their retirement fund while they can (heavy sarcasm). This is the peak, its only going to go down in the future. The younger generations might understand but won't appreciate. Do you think some kid who's 8 years old today, is going to pay a fortune for some old Hutch or Haro someday? I would think not. Even the kids in their teens and 20's today, they didn't grow up lusting after these bikes and parts in magazine ads and bike shops like we did. On that same note, its a different world too... what kid even reads magazines and the only remaining US BMX mag is kaput (moment of silence for BMX Plus). Do kids go to websites and dream about BMX? No, they dream about Fortnite Battle Royale wins and Roblox money. Also, the people neck deep into it right now, will they be the same in 20 years when retiring and getting to their golden years, and many not able to ride anymore? Will they still get satisfaction from looking at a bike hanging on their wall or sitting in their basement? Doubt it.

So, far as I'm concerned I buy and ride what I enjoy, some stuff I hold back to give to my Son at the right time when he's a Man... not to make him money but because he'll remember Dad rode that or bought and saved that for him, and that bonding of Father to Son is more priceless than all the people flipping this stuff delusional thinking they are getting rich.

What's Roblox?  wink  tongue

Online gaming site.

Yeah, I know I was just messing with Jeff, our kids are all addicted to it...

My son has some little ROBLOX / Fortnite and Minecraft characters and magazines.....that is the stuff he will likely look for when he is older.

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#40 2019-07-21 6:36pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

I was talking to a fellow who is about 25 or so..I'm 45.  Not sure if he is or ever was really into bikes honestly, though he know who WeThePeople were when I mentioned building one recently.

I showed him a pic of the Predator resto I did and told him I had one brand new in 1985 I bought for $220 and he couldn't believe I spent that much on a bike..and was baffled to hear I spent about $600 or so on the project bike.

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#41 2019-07-21 6:38pm

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I definitely think you are on to something there. Fortnite, Roblox, Minecraft, Pokemon... those kind of toys.

I just don't see the same level of passion into their bikes from the younger kids riding, most of them beat the hell out of their stuff.


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#42 2019-07-21 6:41pm

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ABA180 wrote:

I was talking to a fellow who is about 25 or so..I'm 45.  Not sure if he is or ever was really into bikes honestly, though he know who WeThePeople were when I mentioned building one recently.

I showed him a pic of the Predator resto I did and told him I had one brand new in 1985 I bought for $220 and he couldn't believe I spent that much on a bike..and was baffled to hear I spent about $600 or so on the project bike.

And yet this person would have no issue paying $800 for the latest and greatest smartphone when it comes out!


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#43 2019-07-21 6:43pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

crj1968 wrote:

spyker wrote:

crj1968 wrote:


What's Roblox?  wink  tongue

Online gaming site.

Yeah, I know I was just messing with Jeff, our kids are all addicted to it...

My son has some little ROBLOX / Fortnite and Minecraft characters and magazines.....that is the stuff he will likely look for when he is older.

Don't forget Ipods and Ipads too.The early generation ipods are already becoming collectables and gaining in price.


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#44 2019-07-21 6:45pm

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That's it I'm selling everything , buying a 3 wheel bike and doing a online search for retirement homes. lol smile


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#45 2019-07-21 7:21pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

ABA180 wrote:

I was talking to a fellow who is about 25 or so..I'm 45.  Not sure if he is or ever was really into bikes honestly, though he know who WeThePeople were when I mentioned building one recently.

I showed him a pic of the Predator resto I did and told him I had one brand new in 1985 I bought for $220 and he couldn't believe I spent that much on a bike..and was baffled to hear I spent about $600 or so on the project bike.

Tell him I spent $225.00 on bars tonight.


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#46 2019-07-21 7:22pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

spyker wrote:

crj1968 wrote:

spyker wrote:


Online gaming site.

Yeah, I know I was just messing with Jeff, our kids are all addicted to it...

My son has some little ROBLOX / Fortnite and Minecraft characters and magazines.....that is the stuff he will likely look for when he is older.

Don't forget Ipods and Ipads too.The early generation ipods are already becoming collectables and gaining in price.

I just got rid of 2 1st gens. rolllol


I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round......

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#47 2019-07-21 7:29pm

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Re: Retro's will they hold value

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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.

Hell I have a near new one, first run, serial number 00011, that I’ll sell you with the og box and frame fork bars if you really want one.


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#48 2019-07-21 7:34pm

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I'm pretty sure a BNIB retro will be an interesting/cool item to sell in a changed world 20-30yrs from now.


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#49 2019-07-21 7:35pm

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Funny that iPods were mentioned. I told my daughter to keep all the old ones with the boxes for this very reason. The retro bikes will have value as a bike, but not sure about much collectible value.


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#50 2019-07-21 7:35pm

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I don't  know about value or future popularity.
I'm just glad that they built the lineage sport in a new school-ish form.
I'm old but prefer the new 20 inch bikes by a mile.
Funny reading this thread, the 20 inch bmx seems like the equivalent of a shortboard (vs long board 24/26 inch retro)

The folks who said the Kids will eventually collect the things of their youth are right on.


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