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worth $25?

Old 07-10-15, 08:12 PM
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All three you've posted are extremely rusty with heavily pitted rims. The Motobecane is the best of the lot, but the photos are worse than horrible. Look at the photos on this forum and try to learn how to frame the bikes, shoot in daylight, take pictures from the chain or drive side, etc.

Unless your funds are near zero, I'd look for better quakity bikes to start with. Read mytenspeeds.com
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Here is the listing: Schwinn Continental

It appears to be a '71 or '72 Continental with a 24" frame in Sierra Brown. Many of the parts on that bike would sell for $25 alone so I'd say it would be well worth it as a project for that price. The decals seem to be there and Schwinn paint and chrome from that era cleans up surprisingly well. It appears to be missing the brake/shift cables and the headbadge, but those parts are inexpensive and readily available. Here is the original catalog page:

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Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
All three you've posted are extremely rusty with heavily pitted rims. The Motobecane is the best of the lot, but the photos are worse than horrible. Look at the photos on this forum and try to learn how to frame the bikes, shoot in daylight, take pictures from the chain or drive side, etc.

Unless your funds are near zero, I'd look for better quakity bikes to start with. Read mytenspeeds.com
I know that the photos are bad, I stated that in the post. I also stated that I wanted something to work on. Just looking to see what is most worth my time. I literally found the Motobecane at 8:45 at night, in a barn. I figured since I didn't recognize the name, someone here would. Hence, saying I might post better photos later.
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Originally Posted by Metacortex View Post
Here is the listing: Schwinn Continental

It appears to be a '71 or '72 Continental with a 24" frame in Sierra Brown. Many of the parts on that bike would sell for $25 alone so I'd say it would be well worth it as a project for that price. The decals seem to be there and Schwinn paint and chrome from that era cleans up surprisingly well. It appears to be missing the brake/shift cables and the headbadge, but those parts are inexpensive and readily available. Here is the original catalog page:
Thank you for the information!
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