DRF aka Thrifty Bill
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
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Define a "fair amount of money". Given they are super heavy, bottom of the barrel components, steel rims, etc.; they bring a surprising amount of money IMHO. People like them, in part as a nostalgia play, and in part, as they are very, very durable. The old EF Schwinns had a unique look, lots of chrome, nice decal work. I like them.
The only bike I have had a bidding war on was a Schwinn Varsity. Fortunately, I had TWO at the time (and only one posted for sale), so I was able to satisfy both buyers.
+1 to FJ's estimate on value. Now if you are in a red hot market, adjust it up from that. Of course, in a red hot market, it would be gone already (if it is being advertised publicly (C/L or whatever).
I do like the earlier Varsities better. Value depends on condition, without good pics, its just a guess.
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