I'm not a vintage bike person, but I just stumbled across a really neat bike this weekend. I don't know if it's valuable monetarily, but it is really neat looking and fun to ride.
It's a schwinn, and I dated it as a 1953 based on the serial code. It seems to have all original parts, I guess (remember, I don't know much about these things) it has the bf goodrich/schwinn badge, it has schwinn handlebar grips, even the tires and wheels say schwinn. It has a few rust spots on the frame, the seat springs are rusty, the headlight is peeling, the basket is rusty, but overall I'd say it's not in too bad of shape.
Does anyone happen to know what model it is? Does anyone have any suggestions about whether or not I should restore it, or leave it alone? Like I said, it's not in mint shape but i don't know if it's in good enough shape that restoring it would devalue it?
Any guidance would be most appreciated!