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Old 03-30-03, 11:28 AM   #1
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Schwinn Varsity.

Would it be worth purchasing one of these at a second hand store and restoring it?

Or is doing such not a worthy project?

I know the Varsity's were a very popular and common bike. But are they worth restoring?
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In my opinion, only the pre-70s models are worth anything with the 1960 model possibly being the most collectible.

Try another resale shop...
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do what I did... fix it up, then add baskets all around and make it the grocery getter!
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N_C,

In the "whats Classic?" Thread, (or whatever its called). I posted
pics of a restored Varsity, check it out.
Yeah I'd say its a worthy project, I mean how many of us
started of bikes like the Varsity?

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http://www.sheldonbrown.com/varsity-shaddox.html
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Frankly, even in perfect shape, a Schwinn Varsity is worth no more than $20. Restoring one would be a waste of money, and it will likely never be worth more, since they are as common as dirt. Still, they are a good heavy-duty (emphasis on the word "heavy") bike, one that is unlikely to be stolen. Sounds like a better candidate for an "around-town beater".
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