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Old 11-15-10, 03:38 PM   #1
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Another Schwinn Varsity

1974 Varsity . This one needs some serious work, but most all is cosmetic. I'll just flip it as is . I just can't pass up on an old bike . [ if the price is right ] There are so many around , that I guess someone will be working on all these old Schwinns for years to come !
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Does the boat in the background need an anchor?
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After the big one drops its gonna be nothing but Cockroaches, Twinkies and Varsities.

Twinkie eating Cockroaches riding Varsities!!
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Boat has a good anchor. This Varsity is not THAT bad. Just has some kind of skin disease !
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If you're flipping it as is you must have gotten it for free? I wouldn't think a Varsity that needs a lot of work would sell for much more than $15 or so.
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You can clean and rebuild an entire Varsity in an afternoon. Might clear enough $ to buy a Happy Meal. Good bike for college kids to get around campus on.
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If you're flipping it as is you must have gotten it for free? I wouldn't think a Varsity that needs a lot of work would sell for much more than $15 or so.

LOCATION,,,,,, plus, SUPPLY & DEMAND sets the prices.

You can buy Vasity frames here =

http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...All-Categories
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LOCATION,,,,,, plus, SUPPLY & DEMAND sets the prices.

You can buy Vasity frames here =

http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...All-Categories
Ha, I should start buying up Varsities and selling the frames on ebay. I wonder if many of them actually sell at those prices.
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After the big one drops its gonna be nothing but Cockroaches, Twinkies and Varsities.

Twinkie eating Cockroaches riding Varsities!!
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I have done good flipping Varsities in the past. The hipsters really like them. They are the only steel wheel, gas pipe frame bike I bother with. And even then, I basically have to get it for free to make it worth the effort. Got three right now (two Continentals and a Varsity).
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I wonder if many of them actually sell at those prices.
Same here. He's got em listed...that's half the battle.

IMHO you've gotta be a hardcore ebayer to want to make 40-50 bux flipping varsity frames considering the hassle of selling and packing frames and the shipping costs to send a 15 pound frame through the mail.
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Those prices do seem optimistic.Around here, a good frame will sell for $40.
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Varsities are easy money, you won't make a fortune on them but the clean up great and people love that Schwinn name.
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Old 11-19-10, 04:32 AM   #14
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SOLD, ,,,,,,,to the first person who looked at it , for $40 .
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You should have held out for more!
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...a 15 pound frame...
Is that all they weigh??? I would have seriously guessed 20 or so. My God those bikes are heavy. I still remember being amazed that mine was much more of a heavy awkward hassle to transport up stairs than my cheap heavy mountain bike.
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SOLD, ,,,,,,,to the first person who looked at it , for $40 .
What part of the country are you in?
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Florida. Many people around here want these old ten speeds. Some just restore them as original, others to make " fixed gear ' out of with newer aluminum wheels. I just did not have the time to work on it. I have about 6 bikes right now.

This is an ad I " borrowed " from a local C'list.

http://gainesville.craigslist.org/bik/2068860128.html

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LOCATION,,,,,, plus, SUPPLY & DEMAND sets the prices.

You can buy Vasity frames here =

http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...All-Categories
Holy crap! 100 smackers for a frame when the whole bike is worth $75 on a good day? Yikes!!!!
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Yeah what's with those old Varsity fans?
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I don't ride road bikes, so I am not a fan of any road bike. I live on a long, sandy, limerock road & don't like to fall !! Those old bikes are " ROCK solid." That is why so many of them are still around . Some people really like them & some don't .
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I just spent some quality time with a varsity this evening. I cleaned and repacked the wheel bearings, and now I'm working on the bottom bracket. The bike is going to a friend who mentioned an interest in one he saw at a garage sale last year. Turns out I had one that was given to me, but it's too small for me or my children, so he will be the new owner. I often give away bikes that were given to me, some become parts, some live on. The Varsitys seem to have nine lives If someone puts in a little elbow grease.
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I just spent some quality time with a varsity this evening. I cleaned and repacked the wheel bearings, and now I'm working on the bottom bracket. The bike is going to a friend who mentioned an interest in one he saw at a garage sale last year. Turns out I had one that was given to me, but it's too small for me or my children, so he will be the new owner. I often give away bikes that were given to me, some become parts, some live on. The Varsitys seem to have nine lives If someone puts in a little elbow grease.
I would say that he has a pretty good friend !
Probably 50 years after we are all dead & gone,,, guys will be finding these old bikes to restore !
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