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Old 04-05-18, 04:40 PM
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1984 World Sport Schwinn

i have a 1984 red worldsport schwinn in great shape 25 inch frame 12 speed whats it worth ?
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Old 04-05-18, 06:35 PM
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The two colors offered for 1984 were Black and Sky Blue. Maybe it's some other year?

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Old 04-05-18, 07:10 PM
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guess it has to be then 87 maybe ? G L 642779 SERIAL #
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Old 04-06-18, 08:34 AM
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the number comes up as a 75 schwinn but i know that is wrong , i think i figured it out from other bike pics it is a 1986 , has a chicago sticker but not the head badge ,looks like it was kept in a garage for 30 years
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Ignore serial number just look at four digit number on head badge. Late 1980s. Exact year has zero bearing on value.

Raise the seat so you have about 3 or 4 inches of post showing. Roll bike outside and take pictures with a neutral background. Price depends on location, anywhere from $75 to $150.

Chicago sticker is meaningless, Schwinn used Chicago labeling long after Chicago plant was closed. They kept a Chicago headquarters, making it technically a Chicago company but one with no manufacturing there. Kind of like Boeing and Cat Tractor, both Chicago headquarters with none of their product made there.

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THANKS for the advice my eyes can see it now ...LOL must be an 88 1428 is the number i think or at least the 8 is the last digit . im gonna ask 165 and take 150 ,,,im in fairfield county ct so im thinking i can get that . maybe more because its like new
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Dang. I was hoping it was going to be sky blue. My HS graduation present was a WS. Rode it through college, law school, and commuted to my first job on it.

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i am not a bike enthusiast really i just buy em cheap and sell em .. this one cost me zero dollars and i didnt steal it ,, it was left at the dump in a rich ct. town where people just cant be bothered with things like tag sales or craigslist
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This one has very nice cosmetics and the 87/88 version was about the nicest of the World Sports a step or two above the early ones and a little more desirable than the later Tawain ones. In a good market in a month or so when spring buying season hits you should be able to get $175 or so nicely cleaned up and ready to go.
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THANKS for the advice my eyes can see it now ...LOL must be an 88 1428 is the number i think or at least the 8 is the last digit . im gonna ask 165 and take 150 ,,,im in fairfield county ct so im thinking i can get that . maybe more because its like new
You might be able to get that. XL size is usually a challenge to find a tall enough buyer, but it is clean. Only takes one person to buy it. Good luck!

If you routine find and sell bikes, you should consider learning the basics. Adjusting brakes and shifting is usually not hard, and can make your bikes more sellable. Thats basically what I did with my first few flips 12 years ago. I slowly acquired the tools and the skills to do more, but I started with basic tune ups.
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i was doing those things before you were born probably ,, im just not a rider or connoisseur of fine bikes ,, we had huffys and we beat them up , i have a spanish guy trying to buy it now ,i keep telling him its too big for him ,,i am 6ft and i would crush my nuts getting off it wrong . but it was just fine for riding .
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ok so the guy comes to buy the bike after me telling him it was too big for him and wouldnt you know it ... it was way too big for him ,he was 5ft 6 with boots .
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