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    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!!

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    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.
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    Sorry for the crappy picture.... I cant get to it to dig it out yet

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    If this is an '87 whats it worth??

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    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

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    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'.

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    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

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    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.

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    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 !

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    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.

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    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/

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    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.
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