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keithpetrosky 05-09-20 08:24 AM

Schwinn Sprint value?
 
I have a blue schwinn sprint for men, except two flat tires everything is in good condition and comes with a front bike light. For some reason the site wonít let me post photos, so I donít know what year it is but it says made in Taiwan and number G1284.
How much can I sell it for local pickup?

cb400bill 05-09-20 10:12 AM

Thread moved form C&V to C&V Appraisals. You need to have 10 posts before you can post links or pictures. It is an anti spam tool that we installed a few years ago.

The Sprint was a lower end recreational bike in the Schwinn line up. The two flat tires are often an indicator of a bike that needs a full overhaul. $25-$50.

keithpetrosky 05-09-20 11:28 AM


Originally Posted by cb400bill (Post 21464710)
Thread moved form C&V to C&V Appraisals. You need to have 10 posts before you can post links or pictures. It is an anti spam tool that we installed a few years ago.

The Sprint was a lower end recreational bike in the Schwinn line up. The two flat tires are often an indicator of a bike that needs a full overhaul. $25-$50.

I do have more than 10 posts? The bike is in great condition other than the tires and needs no other work

cb400bill 05-09-20 11:41 AM

I see that you only have 7.


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wrk101 05-09-20 12:10 PM

Sprint was the lowest of the low, below the Schwinn World. Often didn't even show up in Schwinn catalogs. Yours is likely a 1985 model, made by Giant. If local pickup you mean eBay, forget it. Sell either via C/L or FB marketplace. Ebay is more suitable to higher end bikes, that can be shipped at a reasonable price. I've bought some local pick up only bikes on eBay, the most I paid was $15 (for something better than the Sprint but not great).

No one wants bikes with flat tires, except me. Actually, I am not a fan of flat tires, but I like the discount I get priced wise. Even in a good market like NYC, with two flat tires, $50. In my market, I would just donate it.

Air up the tires, if they hold (even if the tires are really old), you probably could get $75.

madpogue 05-09-20 12:58 PM

Pic assist:
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G1284 is not the serial number; there's a longer number somewhere on the bike. The G1284 is a common format used by frames made by Giant, means it was made in December 1984, making it a 1985 bike. It was their entry level "ten-speed" bike at the time; the catalog doesn't even list the specs for it, but the wheels and many of the components are steel. Schwinn catalogs, 1981 - 1990 (268 of 456)

There's also a fair amount of rust as seen. It might fetch $50, after an overhaul and clean-up and rust removal.

If you do plan to sell it, photograph it from the drive side, and at the level of the bike rather than from standing level. Stand at least a few yards/meters away and zoom in to frame it, so it doesn't look distorted from being close to the subject.

kross57 05-09-20 02:31 PM

Clean up the rust, put new tires on it, and it will sell for $125-$150, at least in my area.

StarBiker 05-09-20 03:33 PM

^
What he said. I would just slap some decent tubes and tires on it.

ramzilla 05-09-20 07:51 PM

It's actually a respectable bike. Fully lugged frame. Some alloy parts. Cotterless crank. Sturdy. Probably made in either Taiwan or Japan. With the stem shifters and turkey levers It's definitely entry level. It's exactly the kind of bike I look for to covert to an upright hybrid city bike. (In ramzilla's secret laboratory). Oh yeah. Ditch the drop bars. For real. Be good. Have fun.

cycleheimer 05-10-20 06:49 AM

Try pricing it under $100 if you want it to move. Make sure everything is in order.


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