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Vintage Schwinn Road Champion

Old 08-17-17, 03:25 PM
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Vintage Schwinn Road Champion

Hello there,
My husband has a Schwinn bike we are trying to identify. I have several pics I can upload to help identify it. It is a really tall bike measuring 66 in from wheel to wheel, from seat to floor 43in, 25.5in from center bar to wheel crank and it has 27 in rims. Thank you!
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Old 08-17-17, 07:38 PM
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Very tall bike. I agree that it's a continental. Solid reliable bike with comfortable handlebars. And the tool bag is pretty cool.
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Old 08-18-17, 10:51 AM
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Thank you

Thank you Kdogbikes and wrk101. We had no idea what kind of bike it is. So, its a continental and do either of you know the value? We are trying to sell it and have no idea what to ask. And how we can find out the year.

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Old 08-18-17, 12:45 PM
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I would sell one for $50.


I would buy one for $10.
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Old 08-19-17, 02:28 PM
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For the serial number, look at the bottom of the head tube just above the lower bearing cup. Post the number here and we can tell you the year.



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Old 08-21-17, 02:09 PM
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Thank you all for your responses. My husband thought he had a diamond in the rough but turns out its just rough! He paid $50 for it so hopefully he can get his money back. If not it's a lesson learned. Leave the collecting to the real collectors! I appreciate each one of you for your time! Many thanks!!! He is so in denial... Poor dear!! Hahaha


The serial number is DT801548

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Old 08-22-17, 05:43 PM
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April, 1982.

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Old 08-28-17, 09:32 PM
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nice bike
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Old 08-28-17, 11:03 PM
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That is a 28" frame Continental, which was produced only in '82 and '83. What is the small 4-digit number stamped in the headbadge? That will identify the day the bike was built.

Note that the 28" frame Continentals had hand-built fillet-brazed frames, which (besides the huge size) makes them somewhat unique. Here is a pic of a 28" Continental frame with the paint removed where you can clearly see the brass fillets:

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It's now on eBay: 1982 Original Chicago Schwinn Continental Extra Tall | eBay
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$500? That's ambitious...
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Or, buy this one for $80.

https://annarbor.craigslist.org/bik/...280565319.html

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...He is so in denial... Poor dear!! Hahaha
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