Notices
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals. Use this subforum for all requests as to "How much is this vintage bike worth?"Do NOT try to sell it in here, use the Marketplaces.

Schwinn Sprint value?

Old 05-09-20, 08:24 AM
  #1  
keithpetrosky
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2020
Location: New York
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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?

Last edited by keithpetrosky; 05-09-20 at 08:29 AM.
keithpetrosky is offline  
Old 05-09-20, 10:12 AM
  #2  
cb400bill
Inoxidable Moderator
 
cb400bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kalamazoo MI
Posts: 18,176

Bikes: Fuji SL 2.1, Cannondale Synapse, Trek 710

Mentioned: 39 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1967 Post(s)
Liked 1,394 Times in 855 Posts
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.
cb400bill is offline  
Old 05-09-20, 11:28 AM
  #3  
keithpetrosky
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2020
Location: New York
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
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
keithpetrosky is offline  
Old 05-09-20, 11:41 AM
  #4  
cb400bill
Inoxidable Moderator
 
cb400bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kalamazoo MI
Posts: 18,176

Bikes: Fuji SL 2.1, Cannondale Synapse, Trek 710

Mentioned: 39 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1967 Post(s)
Liked 1,394 Times in 855 Posts
I see that you only have 7.


cb400bill is offline  
Old 05-09-20, 12:10 PM
  #5  
wrk101
Thrifty Bill
 
wrk101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mountains of Western NC
Posts: 22,597

Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue X2, 88 Cimarron LE, 1975 Sekai 4000 Professional, 73 Paramount, plus more

Mentioned: 78 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 901 Post(s)
Liked 302 Times in 227 Posts
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.

Last edited by wrk101; 05-09-20 at 12:16 PM.
wrk101 is offline  
Likes For wrk101:
Old 05-09-20, 12:58 PM
  #6  
madpogue 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Madison, WI USA
Posts: 5,020
Mentioned: 32 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1606 Post(s)
Liked 664 Times in 507 Posts
Pic assist:






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.
madpogue is offline  
Likes For madpogue:
Old 05-09-20, 02:31 PM
  #7  
kross57
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: north NJ
Posts: 558

Bikes: Miyata 710, Univega Viva Sport, Centurion LeMans

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 160 Post(s)
Liked 40 Times in 37 Posts
Clean up the rust, put new tires on it, and it will sell for $125-$150, at least in my area.
kross57 is offline  
Likes For kross57:
Old 05-09-20, 03:33 PM
  #8  
StarBiker
Senior Member
 
StarBiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,644

Bikes: Gary Fisher Cobia, Cannondale Super V400, Cannondale F700

Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 666 Post(s)
Liked 47 Times in 46 Posts
^
What he said. I would just slap some decent tubes and tires on it.
StarBiker is offline  
Old 05-09-20, 07:51 PM
  #9  
ramzilla
Senior Member
 
ramzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Fernandina Beach FL
Posts: 3,299

Bikes: Vintage Japanese Bicycles, Tange, Ishiwata, Kuwahara

Mentioned: 20 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 634 Post(s)
Liked 214 Times in 171 Posts
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.
ramzilla is offline  
Old 05-10-20, 06:49 AM
  #10  
cycleheimer
Senior Member
 
cycleheimer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New York Metro Area
Posts: 4,096

Bikes: '14 Insight 2, '95 Trek 720 Multi-Track, '94 Cannondale M600; '92 Raleigh Dash Max; '86 Panasonic DX 5000, '81 Fuji S12S, '81 Fuji Royale; '78 Bridgestone Diamond Touring, '78 Motobecane Grand Touring, plus many more!

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 146 Post(s)
Liked 73 Times in 46 Posts
Try pricing it under $100 if you want it to move. Make sure everything is in order.
cycleheimer is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.