Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries - How much should I pay for this Schwinn?
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07-20-09, 11:07 PM
All the information the guy gave me is that it is a late 70's to Mid 80's Schwinn and thats its for a smaller person. He says its a Schwinn Sprint 10speed and wants a little over $100 for it. Can anyone tell me the exact model from the picture? What ya guys think it's worth? Thanks! -Aaron
07-20-09, 11:38 PM
Sprint is the model name. It looks like it is one of the asian produced frames which means there is a chance that it is cro-moly. Still, it is a lower end bike and women's frames are usually not as desirable.
The price would be fair ONLY if it has been totally repaired and it is ride ready. The rims look like they may be steel, which is less than ideal. It's not a bad bike, but it's not a smoking deal either. If the bike still needs work than I would say it's over priced.
Edit: The tires look nasty, that is not a good sign at all.
07-21-09, 05:52 AM
I have flipped a couple of Schwinn Sprints. Mainly steel components, and heavy. Although i almost kept one that was my size, it had a nice ride. They are good commuters, or grocery getters. For utility they are fine, if you want something sporty for longer rides I'd opt for something lighter with alloy wheels.
07-21-09, 06:29 AM
talk em down!
Bottom end Asian Schwinn, $100 in ready to ride condition. As far as ID'ing exact year from a picture, just go to the online Schwinn catalogs, and you will find it (although some colors are repeated, so you may just narrow it down).
Not maintained, needing tires and cables, $25. I would pass and look for something better.
07-21-09, 09:49 AM
Got one to flip not too long ago. $50. Needed work - did an SS on it.
07-21-09, 12:16 PM
Thanks a lot guys! I think ill pass on it, its for a girl and she wants something thats lighter and good for longer rides. -Aaron
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