How much are your bikes really worth (retro or not)?

How much are your bikes worth?

  • Less than 500$

    Votes: 5 21.7%
  • Between 500 and 750$

    Votes: 1 4.3%
  • Between 750$ and 1000$

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Between 1000$ and 2000$

    Votes: 4 17.4%
  • Between 2000$ and 5000$

    Votes: 3 13.0%
  • Above 5000$

    Votes: 10 43.5%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .


Bontrager Fan
My favorite retro bike (my Bontrager) has some nice parts and is lovely to ride, but cost less all in than the fork on my modern bike, I know which one I'd save in a fire :D
I'd struggle to put a replacement value on my retro bikes, definitely worth more as parts than complete, if I sold them complete I would probably lose money on some/gain money on others. I have no intention of selling anything at the moment though so it doesn't really matter what they're worth!

The History Man

Retrobike Rider
BoTM Winner
Gold Trader
rBotM Winner
Overbury's Fan

Most expensive full bike is 475 times more than cheapest so kind of useless average.


Retro Guru
d8mok":rmwf6q9w said:
If you are asking what a enthusiast would class as average to spend on a new bike then I think you’ve missed the point entirely by asking how what the average is. The old bikes will pull the new ones value down. Plus older bikes value is so subjective and goes in spikes.
I think you are right. In hindsight I should have placed the poll in the post-'98 subforum, since the heavy bias on retro bikes in this one is distorting the results. I have closed the poll, thanks anyway to all that took their time to answer!

My_Teenage_Self":rmwf6q9w said:
Stay classy, Princess.
Don't play the game if you can't play the game.