Classic & Vintage - Womens Schwinn Sprint info
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Hi my friend is looking for a cheap bike to commute from her apartment to campus. I got offered a Schwinn Sprint from the mid 80s. It's baby blue and a ten speed. It looks in pretty good condition, but honestly I have no clue about the classic and vintage bikes! Can anyone tell me if this would be a good bike for commuting. I could probably fix it up a bit to make sure everything works fine. Also the seller is not sure of the price to sell it for, what would be a good offer? This bike was found on Craigslist.
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10-07-08, 06:33 PM
As far as I remember, this was Schwinn's entry level road bike that sold for between $150 and $200. It was made in Taiwan or China. It is a basic road bike, but better than department store junk. If it is in good condition, I would think that $75, or so, would be a fair price. Depending where you live, $100 would be absolute maximum. As for commuting, well it is a basic road bike that will get you from point A to point B.
10-07-08, 08:03 PM
Sorry Jack, I would not go that high. This bike is at the bottom of the Schwinn food chain. That particular bike is going to need the following: New chain (it doesn't have one), new tires, new brake pads. You're at about $50 plus whatever the LBS wants for labor if you can't do it yourself. And, I haven't gotten into things like lubrication for the bottom bracket and hubs, what about cables and so on. If I find a bike like that at a yard sale, I won't go above $20. Keep in mind, I do all my own work so I don't have to pay LBS labor.
My max offer for that bike would be $20.
10-11-08, 04:48 PM
Gee, without the chain it sure isn't going to go far.
10-11-08, 06:40 PM
No chain may mean freewheel issues, derailleur problems, or possibly something else they're trying to hide.
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