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Tall Cool One 03-13-14 01:49 PM

What's this bike worth?
 
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It's a 1970's Schwinn Traveler.

Scooper 03-13-14 02:30 PM

It looks like a 1977 model. The frame and fork are 1020 carbon steel (TT and DT are single butted), steel Araya rims, low end components. Catalog weight for a 23" frame bike is 32 pounds. The large size hurts the value. Retail price in 1977 was $142.95.

I'm guessing value is in the $75 - $100 range.

dweenk 03-13-14 02:58 PM

What Scooper said. That is a huge bike and will only fit a few people.

oddjob2 03-13-14 04:02 PM

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Originally Posted by dweenk (Post 16575201)
What Scooper said. That is a huge bike and will only fit a few people.


Given the OP's handle as Tall Cool One, I don't think that will be a problem. The Traveler will make his 63cm Cannondale feel like a DWARF!

Let the seller keep his 10 lb saddle and as @Scooper suggests, offer him $75.

digger531 03-14-14 06:26 AM

I was thinking $50 +/-

Tall Cool One 03-14-14 07:34 AM

$125 is as low as he would go. My original thought was $50 to $75 knowing nothing about the values of old bikes.

Thanks for the info folks.

TCO

oddjob2 03-14-14 08:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Tall Cool One (Post 16576838)
$125 is as low as he would go. My original thought was $50 to $75 knowing nothing about the values of old bikes.

Thanks for the info folks.

TCO

Send him this link
schwinn

mparker326 03-14-14 07:48 PM

I bought the 80's version of this bike in that size for $75. I am 6"5' and had always wanted to try one. I think it is overpriced at $125. I would wait him out as I doubt he will have many takers.

Tall Cool One 04-03-14 08:31 AM

He's currently at $100. But it's $100 with no shipping because it's in the town I live in.

Tall Cool One 04-03-14 10:12 AM

Down to $80....what to do....what to do....80 bucks no shipping costs......what to do....know what I want to do...

J.Oxley 04-03-14 10:59 AM

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Originally Posted by wrk101 (Post 16638449)
Its $80. You are not talking about life altering money here. May well be worth $80 for you and perhaps less to anyone else.

That's the thing. There's what it's worth, and then there's what it's worth to you. Those are often different numbers.

Tall Cool One 04-03-14 02:13 PM

I offered him $50 after he offered to me for $80. If I were to get the bike, I would probably use it on my trainer and to knock around with and just bring it out for fun when company comes over or ride it in really sloppy weather. I'm sure the bike would need a tune up, pedals, and definitely needs a new seat at a minimum.

I'm from a pretty small town with a pretty small cycling community and an even smaller 6' 6" and above population who are into bicycles. His customer base is pretty small I would think.

lostarchitect 04-03-14 03:32 PM

If I needed a bike that tall, I'd pay $80 for that.

mparker326 04-04-14 11:11 AM

Obviously, you want it because you keep posting about it. Go get it for $80.

oddjob2 04-04-14 11:30 AM

Yup, when it's $100 or less why sleep on it? Albeit, I must confess I slept on this one overnight, mostly because of an already full garage. But I picked it up this 1989 Tempo 2 hours ago. Full 105 and Concor saddle. :)

https://dl.dropbox.com/s/42z8xwmo5av...2011.55.34.jpg

zukahn1 04-04-14 06:34 PM

For under a $100 seems like a fairly good deal for a larger rider. Road bikes that are semi decent don't last long for under $100 so I wouldn't wait if you wabr it.


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