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Old 04-12-12, 03:44 PM   #1
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How old is my schwinn?

Hey everyone, found an old schwinn behind my garage and can't seem to find out anything from the serial number I got off it. The number is MJ527800 and I can make out that its a schwinn Collegiate (5speed). But when I try to look up the number I get nothing. I do have pictures of someone can help. Thanks alot!
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MJ=December, 1973 (it would be a 1974 model year Suburban).

EDIT - Oops! Make that 1974 model year Collegiate; I had Suburban on my brain.
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Thanks Stan! Do you have any idea what it would be worth if I restored it? Thanks again for such a timely response!

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Do you have any idea what it would be worth if I restored it?
In excellent, all-original condition these sell for maybe $100. So I would not stick much money into it.
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Thanks Stan! Do you have any idea what it would be worth if I restored it? Thanks again for such a timely response!

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I'm guessing $100 - $150 in decent condition and depending on the market where you live. If it's a ladies' model (step-through frame) it'll typically have less value than a mens' frame.
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Others have already chimed in, but this *used to be* a good resource - you'll have to access it through the web.archive.org pages, but it should help:
http://web.archive.org/web/200910261...llery7074.html
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It's a 1974 Collegiate.



What color is it?

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