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1973 Schwinn Continental Value

Old 10-02-16, 05:40 PM
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1973 Schwinn Continental Value

What do you recon this is worth? They have told me they we willing to go down to ~$100 but based on what I read it's not worth more than $60-$70, assuming it's in good condition which this bike doesn't look like it's in. Should I look elsewhere or for a different bike?

Just looking for a cheap classic for commuting to work, no serious touring. Suggestions?

1973 Vintage Schwinn Continental
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Old 10-02-16, 05:59 PM
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Well, questions about value go in a different forum--this one.

But my view is that the seller should be paying you $60 to take that Conti away. Steel wheels, heavy frame, a$$ hatchet saddle. Let it go.

Assuming that's the size you need, you could find far better in your area:

Bianchi Street bike.. original
Trek 820 (just put on some slick tires)
Awesome Vintage Neon Pink Parkpre Mountain bike (slick tires for this one, too)
Motobecane French Classic Bicycle 10 Speed 1970 Original
Peugeot vintage touring

But the most important thing is to find one in a size that fits.
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That is a 1971 model in Campus Green with a small 22" frame, if it fits then in that condition it is worth about $50.

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Drive by his house on bulk pickup day. Maybe he'll have tossed it to the curb.
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
Well, questions about value go in a different forum--this one.

But my view is that the seller should be paying you $60 to take that Conti away. Steel wheels, heavy frame, a$$ hatchet saddle. Let it go.

Assuming that's the size you need, you could find far better in your area:

Bianchi Street bike.. original
Trek 820 (just put on some slick tires)
Awesome Vintage Neon Pink Parkpre Mountain bike (slick tires for this one, too)
Motobecane French Classic Bicycle 10 Speed 1970 Original
Peugeot vintage touring

But the most important thing is to find one in a size that fits.
+1

The Park Pre, Peugeot are nice. The Bianchi if you can turn a wrench.
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That Bianchi is smaller than most of the other bikes you're interested in. How tall are you?

Another option is this GT which is better equipped than the Parkpre or Trek.

GT Timberline - $100 (santa barbara)

GT Timberline

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That Bianchi is smaller than most of the other bikes you're interested in. How tall are you?

Another option is this GT which is better equipped than the Parkpre or Trek.
I'm 5'9", and ride a ~22" frame fixed currently. Looking for a cheap roadbike for daily work commute. Short distance, flat road.
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