1962 Fleetwing Mercury 11.

Discussion in 'BIKE I.D. & VALUATION QUESTIONS' started by FreddyS, Jul 14, 2018.

  1. FreddyS

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    Have a chance to but this bike. It [​IMG]has 26 inch tires and looks to be in decent shape. What would you give for it!


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  2. RustySprockets

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    In my locale, I would probably offer such a bike at around $125-150, but as a buyer, I wouldn't pay that much.

    From a purist's perspective, there are "issues" with originality. (Modern seat, plastic pedals, replacement Schwinn chainring.) The lighted tank is a bonus, but the rest of the bike is pretty basic...a style not so uncommon in my area. Availability may be quite different where you're at and drive the price up.
     
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  3. FreddyS

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    I offered the guy 100 but he has his heart set on 175 so the deal will not happen. I had the same concerns. I have a seat and pedals but I would have too buy some ballon tires as well and maybe even the rims. The only two things that I find interesting is the tank and colors of the bike.


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  4. RustyGold

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    I think anything with a usable tank is worth a $100...if that popped up on my local CL (which they don't often do, here)...I'd give it a visit and cap myself at $125, but would probably feel buyer's remorse for anything above $100. It appears to be a standard middleweight murray frame, which are a free-$40 frame in my book, so you are essentially buying a tank and rack and something to drape them on :grin:.

    If no one else bites, he may take your hundo in few days :thumbsup:
    Jason
     
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  5. FreddyS

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    I am over this bike. I have a fish on another line I am pursuing.


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  6. Phil Fink

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    Its a Murray Ohio built space bike; (maybe for the Jordon Marsh stores in Mass?).

    I believe that the cantilevers on the outsides of the down tube may have been later than 1962 (maybe later 1960's, iirc).
     
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