Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-14-05, 05:20 PM   #1
Lecktrix
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Do I have a Schwinn??

Can someone tell me if the bike I have found is a schwinn or not. I cannot seem to cross refrence the serial numbers to any site around. Heres my info:

Dark Green/ Creme, chrome tanks, spring forks, Schwinn badges , etc

Ser # on bottom of crank tube:
TY96071434

Whats it worth.... Its in great condition!!
Lecktrix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-05, 05:41 PM   #2
el twe
crotchety young dude
 
el twe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: SF, CA
Bikes: IRO Angus; Casati Gold Line; Redline 925; '72 Schwinn Olympic Paramount
Posts: 4,818
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Post a pic. But if it has Schwinn badges that look like they line up (ie no extra screw holes or odd paint fades), I'd call it a Schwinn. Looks like a Schwinn serial number...If it is, its a late one (the Y in the serial number means its an '87, if I'm correct).
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by CardiacKid View Post
I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
IRO Angus Casati Gold Line
el twe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-05, 06:13 PM   #3
Lecktrix
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sorry for the crappy picture.... I cant get to it to dig it out yet
Lecktrix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-05, 06:48 PM   #4
Lecktrix
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If this is an '87 whats it worth??
Lecktrix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-05, 07:35 PM   #5
el twe
crotchety young dude
 
el twe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: SF, CA
Bikes: IRO Angus; Casati Gold Line; Redline 925; '72 Schwinn Olympic Paramount
Posts: 4,818
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If its an '87, I'd think it's not worth a lot (but what do I know). Do you like it? That's where the real value is. Check this out - its a '90, but looks a lot like yours:
http://www.bikeicons.com/1990s%20Sch...er%20Boys.html
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by CardiacKid View Post
I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
IRO Angus Casati Gold Line
el twe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-05, 08:50 PM   #6
mswantak
Glutton for Punishment
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: San Leandro, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 2,896
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The typeface on the chainguard is the dead giveaway. That's the 1950s as rendered by someone whose acquaintance with the period doesn't go beyond 'American Graffiti'.
mswantak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-05, 09:19 PM   #7
el twe
crotchety young dude
 
el twe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: SF, CA
Bikes: IRO Angus; Casati Gold Line; Redline 925; '72 Schwinn Olympic Paramount
Posts: 4,818
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mswantak
The typeface on the chainguard is the dead giveaway. That's the 1950s as rendered by someone whose acquaintance with the period doesn't go beyond 'American Graffiti'.
What? Are you saying I'm wrong? As I said, I really have no idea as to how old the bike is. I'm not offended if I am wrong, but what did you mean to say?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by CardiacKid View Post
I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
IRO Angus Casati Gold Line
el twe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-05, 02:48 AM   #8
mswantak
Glutton for Punishment
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: San Leandro, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 2,896
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just that while the typeface on the chainguard may evoke the '50s, Schwinn never used anything like that back then. Meant no offense to you; I'm a graphic artist so I notice stuff like that.
mswantak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-05, 09:24 AM   #9
Ahctogi
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 60
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The bike looks exactly like the ones I sold (when I was a Schwinn dealer) in the late 90's.

As to "value", like a previous poster said, it is worth whatever sentimental value it has to you. There is no "collector" value to it, it is too "new", and has a LOT of rust on it , looking at the picture.

It could be very valuable to you if you ride it alot, get in better physical shape, and live an extra 20 years. Then it is invaluable, indeed !
Ahctogi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-05, 06:59 AM   #10
Iride
Senior Member
 
Iride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: amherst, ma
Bikes: 1999 giant rincon se (lx)
Posts: 120
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ahctogi
The bike looks exactly like the ones I sold (when I was a Schwinn dealer) in the late 90's.

As to "value", like a previous poster said, it is worth whatever sentimental value it has to you. There is no "collector" value to it, it is too "new", and has a LOT of rust on it , looking at the picture.

!
wow,, with a little more patina and you could have fooled me. would have guessed older,,,but it is like schwinn to revive the old/
Iride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-05, 05:32 PM   #11
el twe
crotchety young dude
 
el twe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: SF, CA
Bikes: IRO Angus; Casati Gold Line; Redline 925; '72 Schwinn Olympic Paramount
Posts: 4,818
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Cool. No beef then. I do kinda get that feeling. Like Electra does with their detailing and pin ups...
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by CardiacKid View Post
I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
IRO Angus Casati Gold Line
el twe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:06 PM.