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1962 Schwinn Typhoon

Old 10-27-20, 10:21 AM
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1962 Schwinn Typhoon

So I picked this bike up today for free as the owner was going to toss it out because it needed work. All it truly needs is a deep cleaning and a new chain. Other than that, it's in great shape given its age. It looks to have been purchased in Oklahoma city and used by a student at Oklahoma State university given the registration plate and college tag. It also looks like the saleat and handlebars are not original but are still vintage schwinn components. Single speed coaster fun!

Serial number confirms it is a 1962 which we the first year run of this model from what I can tell, and the only year they did twin straight tubes that turned in to the seat stays. Curious about the value of this bike. I think it's just a cool old bike





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GREAT FIND !!!!

And the price was right !!!!!

Not sure of the value. It depends on location and if the bike is in running condition. These bikes are tanks and , like you said, needs just a little work to be up and running.

Maybe $ 100- 150.00
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Originally Posted by bikemike73 View Post
GREAT FIND !!!!

And the price was right !!!!!

Not sure of the value. It depends on location and if the bike is in running condition. These bikes are tanks and , like you said, needs just a little work to be up and running.

Maybe $ 100- 150.00
I can't believe they were going to just toss it. Garbage truck was down he street when I pulled up to get it!
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Ditch the ape hanger (butterfly) bars.

This was near the end for the straight extended seat stays.
Would only be better in Black. Do leave the paint alone aside from polishing it up.
The fender can be massaged out, you need a leather lead shot filled bag as the back up for working out the dents.
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Old 12-01-20, 01:14 PM
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As an update, I cleaned it up, lubed it up, and made the chrome parts shine and it sold for $350. Just a reference and closure for those looking.

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Old 12-02-20, 10:58 PM
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Not a bit surprised that you got $350 for it. Straight-bar Schwinns are neat!
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Awesome

I saved a 57 collegiate from a dumpster. Which is why i joined this forum. Can't post photos yet apparently but am gaining insight. I love my mountain bike and ride. But im not a collector. Thsnks for the post
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Originally Posted by Sgentry View Post
I saved a 57 collegiate from a dumpster.
Not from 1957. Based on the decals, it is from 1984.



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