Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    N_C
    N_C is offline
    Banned. N_C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Bannation, forever.
    Posts
    2,887
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    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?

  2. #2
    Junior Member Ps103's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    11
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    In my opinion, only the pre-70s models are worth anything with the 1960 model possibly being the most collectible.

    Try another resale shop...

  3. #3
    Lagomorph Demonicus stumpjumper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Dayton, Ohio, USA
    Posts
    791
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    do what I did... fix it up, then add baskets all around and make it the grocery getter!
    Lord Bowler: Uh oh. You hit the sheriff
    Brisco County Jr.: Yeah, but I did not hit the deputy.

  4. #4
    Forum Admin lotek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    n.w. superdrome
    My Bikes
    1 trek, serotta, rih, de Reus, Pogliaghi and finally a Zieleman! and got a DeRosa
    Posts
    17,606
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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?

    Marty
    Sono pi lento di quel che sembra.
    Odio la gente, tutti.

    Are you a registered member? Why not? click here to register. Its free, and only takes 27 seconds!
    Want to upgrade your membership? Click Here.

  5. #5
    hors category TandemGeek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    7,143
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

  6. #6
    Banned
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    upstate New York
    Posts
    1,688
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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".
    Je vais vlo, donc je suis!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •