I found this poor old bike in need of some TLC , when I moved into my new house she was just sitting out in the elements for who knows how long . Is there any saving it or should I let it go to the BMX graveyard in the sky ? enter image description here

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    looks like scrap to me
    – Paul H
    Commented Dec 30, 2022 at 22:08
  • That curve is distinctive - at the seattube/toptube/seatstays interface. I swear we've had that here in the past in another question.
    – Criggie
    Commented Dec 30, 2022 at 22:52
  • It's a classical bike from the era. Never was all that valuable, but was loved by many kids. Commented Dec 30, 2022 at 23:12
  • I've edited out "valuation" because they're considered off topic. Steel is about 5c/kilogram in scrap. Resale value in your area at this time can be found via ebay etc. Its worth whatever someone is prepared to pay for it.
    – Criggie
    Commented Dec 30, 2022 at 23:20
  • I've spent time searching and cannot find a match, must have been mistaken about a prior question. There are vaguely similar ones like bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/51623 but they're not the same at all.
    – Criggie
    Commented Dec 31, 2022 at 0:47

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It can be fixed. You will spend multiple times it's value in time and parts to repair it.

It just depends on how much you love it.


Rear triangle looks like GT to me, but vintage GT frames tended to have parallel top tube and down-tube connections at the head tube. Perhaps that changed in later generations. Googling for vintage 80s GT frames like the Performer or the Pro Performer might give you something to compare to.


I think it could be ether a old-school Redline or old-school mongoose or old-school GT

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    Hi, welcome to bicycles! You could improve your answer by including some photos of the bikes you mention for comparison purposes.
    – DavidW
    Commented Oct 20, 2023 at 13:14
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    Agree, can you offer up some item of identification that would qualify your answer? SE sites do not function like a traditional forum. Documentation in answers are welcome.
    – Ted Hohl
    Commented Oct 20, 2023 at 15:22

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