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.

1938 Schwinn New World

Old 01-07-10, 01:45 PM
  #1  
ilikebikes
K2ProFlex baby!
Thread Starter
 
ilikebikes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: My response would have been something along the lines of: "Does your bike have computer controlled suspension? Then shut your piehole, this baby is from the future!"
Posts: 6,123

Bikes: to many to list

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Liked 44 Times in 24 Posts
1938 Schwinn New World

I have a chance to pick up a 38 Schwinn New World, skip tooth, in fair/orig condition but is totally ridable, I have no pics but need a little help on the price....there is none, the guy asked me to "make an offer," I've never really been good at this so I'm asking you guys what you think a decent reasonable offer would be? I looked on the net and only found one that sold for $75.00. (same condition) Dude told me he paid $50.00 for it but I don't want insult him or over pay, yes I need help!
__________________
You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

Last edited by ilikebikes; 01-07-10 at 03:10 PM.
ilikebikes is offline  
Old 01-07-10, 01:59 PM
  #2  
USAZorro
Señor Member
 
USAZorro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Hardy, VA
Posts: 16,904

Bikes: Mostly English - predominantly Raleighs

Mentioned: 57 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1021 Post(s)
Liked 289 Times in 204 Posts
Moving to Appraisals

I have no idea on an appropriate price, btw.
__________________
In search of what to search for.
USAZorro is offline  
Old 01-07-10, 02:14 PM
  #3  
ilikebikes
K2ProFlex baby!
Thread Starter
 
ilikebikes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: My response would have been something along the lines of: "Does your bike have computer controlled suspension? Then shut your piehole, this baby is from the future!"
Posts: 6,123

Bikes: to many to list

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Liked 44 Times in 24 Posts
Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
Moving to Appraisals

I have no idea on an appropriate price, btw.

dude, I'm not asking for an appraisal, I'm asking for opinions on what I should offer the guy. Yes, theres a differance.
__________________
You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve
ilikebikes is offline  
Old 01-07-10, 02:14 PM
  #4  
rhm
multimodal commuter
 
rhm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: NJ, NYC, LI
Posts: 19,584

Bikes: 1940s Fothergill, 1959 Allegro Special, 1963? Claud Butler Olympic Sprint, Lambert 'Clubman', 1974 Fuji "the Ace", 1976 Holdsworth 650b conversion rando bike, 1983 Trek 720 tourer, 1984 Counterpoint Opus II, 1993 Basso Gap, 2010 Downtube 8h, and...

Mentioned: 516 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1767 Post(s)
Liked 266 Times in 179 Posts
Sorry, I can't hazard a guess about what it's worth. I'd like it to be worth a whole lot, since I have one myself, but (sadly) the New World doesn't seem to be the kind of bike most Schwinn collectors go nuts over. I've seen very nice ones --from the late 40's-- offered for $150.

I guess if the paint is intact, the chrome is good, and the bike is rideable, then $75 is pretty reasonable. Sometimes these have the Superior crank (cottered crank with AS&CO in the chain ring); sometimes they have stainless steel Schwinn Superior rims; I've heard they sometimes had stainless fenders... sometimes they have a locking fork... and any of these would definitely bump up the value. Likewise a Sturmey Archer hub with quadrant shifter. Man's frame is worth more than woman's frame. Large sizes are probably especially hard to find.

Check the fork very carefully! On almost every one I've seen (from pictures) the fork was bent. Sometimes very badly.
rhm is offline  
Old 01-07-10, 02:21 PM
  #5  
ilikebikes
K2ProFlex baby!
Thread Starter
 
ilikebikes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: My response would have been something along the lines of: "Does your bike have computer controlled suspension? Then shut your piehole, this baby is from the future!"
Posts: 6,123

Bikes: to many to list

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Liked 44 Times in 24 Posts
No AS&CO chainring, just a common ashtabula 4 ring, no stainless wheels or fenders, no locking fork and it's just a SS rear hub, about the only "cool thing" about it is the skip tooth and the "bullet top" fork crown.
BTW, no disrespect but I don't want or need to know what its worth, I just asked for opinions on what to offer the guy, I didn't post it here it was moved by USAZorro for reasons unknown to myself as again, I didn't ask for an appraisal.
__________________
You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

Last edited by ilikebikes; 01-07-10 at 02:27 PM.
ilikebikes is offline  
Old 01-07-10, 02:35 PM
  #6  
steppinthefunk 
Designer
 
steppinthefunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,372
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
I got a girl's version (used in the Velo Cheapo competition) for $25.00. I would pay at least $75.00 for a men's version.

The skip tooth chain alone is worth about $75.00.
__________________
steppinthefunk is offline  
Old 01-07-10, 03:40 PM
  #7  
ilikebikes
K2ProFlex baby!
Thread Starter
 
ilikebikes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: My response would have been something along the lines of: "Does your bike have computer controlled suspension? Then shut your piehole, this baby is from the future!"
Posts: 6,123

Bikes: to many to list

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Liked 44 Times in 24 Posts
Originally Posted by steppinthefunk View Post
I got a girl's version (used in the Velo Cheapo competition) for $25.00. I would pay at least $75.00 for a men's version.

The skip tooth chain alone is worth about $75.00.
I get NOS for $20.00. =0)
__________________
You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve
ilikebikes is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
BicycleMonkey
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
16
11-12-16 06:39 PM
thejohnpratt
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
9
09-16-16 09:20 PM
dizzyskull
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
1
07-17-11 05:03 AM
estciclista
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
3
06-25-11 08:51 AM
ilikebikes
Classic & Vintage
14
08-01-10 03:18 PM

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 © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.