Valuations of vintage bicycles are often highly dependent on condition and details being absolutely correct.There are buyers out there that are willing and able to spend tremendous amounts on a bicycle because to them, bicycles are inexpensive relative to automobiles vacation homes.And remember, with the recent economic turmoil, nothing is certain, least of all bicycle prices.Don't place too much weight on these "guesses", and please don't plan to send your kids to college based on mortgaging your bicycle collection when the time comes. The following prices, unless otherwise specified, are for bicycles in very clean original condition.It is possible that some well-to-do buyers will pay a premium for a machine where all the hard-to-find bits are already present.
They featured some interesting engraving on the lugs.Quality generally ranges from reasonable to downright scary.Importantly, these were among the few bikes to enter the U. before the early 70's bike boom that were of any quality. Atala bikes were the official make of AYH (American Youth Hostels). As a word of caution, don't be fooled by seemingly ornate lugs with boxy cut outs on Atalas that have basic parts and rather heavy, crude frames.It there are two potential buyers that are very excited about a bicycle, the sale can be a multiple of what it would be if only one potential buyer placed a high valuation on the item.Another important point to remember is that there are two ways to look at a bike.
The first is to look at it in its entirety and consider its overall appeal.