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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:07 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi guys,
I have got an old rare Thunderbird BMX in pretty good condition...but no idea about the current prices??? :roll:

Would be great if someone could help me!?

here is the part list:
handlebar: CR-MO, A-Pro Steel
brakes: Dia Compe MX900 white
stem: Polygon
rims: VR+HR Sumo 20x1.75
hubs: VR+HR iL Jou You K83
cranks: CR-MO
brake leverl: Dia Compe Tech77

pics you find here:

http://s744.photobucket.com/albums/xx83/gcrack1/Thunderbird%20BMX/


THANX mates


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:42 am 
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pm'd :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:52 am 
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:) I have no idea what it is worth but it does look lovely


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:04 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Yes it is pretty difficult to find info about it.
It is really rare, you find less info about it than a Kuwahara E.T. :D

some info you can find here:
http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/T/

cheers


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:57 pm 
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yup not much info :?

ET had a film to go with the BMX :lol:

pm'd back mate :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:13 am 
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I have owned this bike since new. It was given to me as an end of the season bonus by the shop that I worked in. We had special ordered the frame for the son of a South American ambassador. He had paid a substantial deposit and then never came to pick it up. After it legally passed into the hands of the shop, it was given to me. I believe it was given to me in 1979 but after 30-plus years I might be off by a few years. The frame is apparently identical to certain Redline frames. I built the bike up with what I could afford and raced on it for a couple of years. It was then stored away for a couple decades before being used by a couple nephews and then both of my daughters. I'm now thinking of selling it.

The componentry is reasonably good and is in good nick, including the original tyres (with the fatter front and narrower back) and first generation Shimano DX pedals. Unfortunately, back in the 80's, the parents of snotty spoiled kid convinced me to let their son have my gol anodized left-hand Takagi/Shimano Tourney crank as he had destroyed his. I put on a Super-Maxi in its place and whereas teh Super Maxi is a far better crank quality-wise I expect that teh value will take a hit for the mismatched cranks.

Anybody able to give any ideas as to potential value.

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There are a few other photos here: http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/nishiki/53411


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:26 pm 
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Would any of you guys on this section have an idea what this Maxy Cross crankset would be worth. I bought it with single speeding a bike in mind but with no such project on the horizon, I'm looking to sell them on.

There's some surface corrosion to the silver crank faces and the ano is a little faded but tapers, threads and chainring are all good.

Appologies for this being my only post on this section but it's been a long time since I've been on a BMX.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:57 pm 
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Hi there clean and mint one's around £60 - £80+ depending on the buyers needs

the corrosion is the killer here as it will not polish out with out needing the whole lot sorting out - and that means reannodising and then polish/sanding back to the siver

my call would be around £30-£40 but on ebay it might get more but depends on how it was sold on there

cheers B :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:10 pm 
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Many thanks for your quick reply, I'll probably get a for sale thread up on here then.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:26 pm 
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hi gents......its a rare foray into this dark corner of rb for me, i have a friend asking as to the value of this bike.......
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.....original spec, and very little, if any, use.....all help appreciated....darren :D


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