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schwinn cycle truck with 1947 whizzer motor. what is it worth?

Old 05-19-15, 02:49 PM
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schwinn cycle truck with 1947 whizzer motor. what is it worth?

schwinn cycle truck with a whizzer motor set up installed. 1947? any idea what this is worth? thank u. believe all original

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That one would be better posted on a vintage motorcycle forum IMO.
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Originally Posted by dweenk View Post
That one would be better posted on a vintage motorcycle forum IMO.
Perhaps true - but that thing somes from a time when the line between bicycle and motorcycle could be pretty blurry.

If I had any idea what the horsefeathers that thing was worth, I would be glad to let you know - but I don't so I won't.

Cool piece of machinery though.
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Originally Posted by auldgeunquers View Post
Perhaps true - but that thing somes from a time when the line between bicycle and motorcycle could be pretty blurry.

If I had any idea what the horsefeathers that thing was worth, I would be glad to let you know - but I don't so I won't.

Cool piece of machinery though.
Around 1959 or 1960 two of my cousins received Sears/Puch mopeds for Christmas. In our minds, they were MOTORCYCLES. It is amazing that we lived through the enjoyment of those things.
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Pretty cool. Is it fully functional?

I don't have a clue what it's worth, but there has to be at least a small group of niche collectors out there. If you can find them, they'd have some idea. And would know where to market it so it was in front of the right eyes.
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Originally Posted by dweenk View Post
Around 1959 or 1960 two of my cousins received Sears/Puch mopeds for Christmas. In our minds, they were MOTORCYCLES. It is amazing that we lived through the enjoyment of those things.
Ha HA! - I do understand you on that one.

I have been looking at some online photos of Schwinn cycle trucks and I have not yet found one with a frame that matches the OP. The varients with the Whizzer motor from the factory have a different frame. The frame in the OP looks almost like it is a standard Schinn Cycle Truck frame that has been cut and re-worked to accept a Whizzer motor kit.

The OP's machine might be of particular intrest to a collector if it happens to be a factory prototype.

I think the OP needs experts in things about which I am no expert, and I am not sure where such experts are to be found. Is there a Whizzer forum somewhere? or mayhap a Schwinn form dedicated to Schwinn industrial bikes?
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Originally Posted by bikeid1 View Post
schwinn cycle truck with a whizzer motor set up installed. 1947? any idea what this is worth? thank u. believe all original

This appears to be a Schwinn Cycle Truck that someone has "interwoven" with a Whizzer Model H. If it were a Model H the value would be north of $3000, maybe close to $5000 depending on condition. Since this appears to be a "interwoven" bike the value would be a lot less, lots of cycle trucks were made but even the bare rusted frames get $150-$200 on the Bay. The best way to value something like this is by a "part-out" scenario, in which case you are in the $1000 range give or take based, again, on parts condition. Motors alone, even incomplete/not running, go for $500+.
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Someone made this bike up from a Cycle Truck and cut the frame (ruined any value) and added the Whizzer motor to it.
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