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Old 05-09-20, 12:58 PM
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madpogue 
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G1284 is not the serial number; there's a longer number somewhere on the bike. The G1284 is a common format used by frames made by Giant, means it was made in December 1984, making it a 1985 bike. It was their entry level "ten-speed" bike at the time; the catalog doesn't even list the specs for it, but the wheels and many of the components are steel. Schwinn catalogs, 1981 - 1990 (268 of 456)

There's also a fair amount of rust as seen. It might fetch $50, after an overhaul and clean-up and rust removal.

If you do plan to sell it, photograph it from the drive side, and at the level of the bike rather than from standing level. Stand at least a few yards/meters away and zoom in to frame it, so it doesn't look distorted from being close to the subject.
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