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 Continental

Old 02-21-11, 07:57 PM
  #1  
highhung723
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 158
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Schwinn Continental

I'm going to check this out tomorrow. I have a beat up Raleigh right now and want a better frame. I was thinking of offering $40 when I look at it. Is a pretty good condition one worth this price?

I was thinking of swapping parts with the Raleigh and possibly reselling the Raleigh.

No real info on bike except that it needs new tires. That's possible leverage.

Only picture:



Thanks! This forum is really helpful.
highhung723 is offline  
Old 02-21-11, 08:05 PM
  #2  
norskagent
car dodger
 
norskagent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: garner/raleigh nc
Posts: 3,372
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
they are very heavy.
not necessarily a step up from a raleigh.
__________________
1989 Schwinn Paramount OS
1980 Mclean/Silk Hope Sport Touring
1983 Bianchi pista
1976 Fuji Feather track
1979 raleigh track
"I've consulted my sources and I'm pretty sure your derailleur does not exist"
norskagent is offline  
Old 02-21-11, 08:07 PM
  #3  
highhung723
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 158
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks for the reply. Should have clarified. My Raleigh frame is rusted to the point where I don't think the work put into restoring it is worth it. I'm looking for a commuter/casual ride, not a race bike.
highhung723 is offline  
Old 02-21-11, 08:13 PM
  #4  
norskagent
car dodger
 
norskagent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: garner/raleigh nc
Posts: 3,372
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
If you don't have to deal with hills much, it should be fine at $40. Fujis and the like are good value lightweights also, keep a lookout.
__________________
1989 Schwinn Paramount OS
1980 Mclean/Silk Hope Sport Touring
1983 Bianchi pista
1976 Fuji Feather track
1979 raleigh track
"I've consulted my sources and I'm pretty sure your derailleur does not exist"
norskagent is offline  
Old 02-21-11, 08:21 PM
  #5  
highhung723
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 158
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by norskagent View Post
If you don't have to deal with hills much, it should be fine at $40. Fujis and the like are good value lightweights also, keep a lookout.
I do live in a hilly area, but have managed fine with a 40 lb. cheap mountain bike that doesn't really shift. I only go about 1 mile each way, but am also planning on using the bike with a trainer, so weight shouldn't matter. This should definitely be an upgrade, right?
highhung723 is offline  
Old 02-21-11, 08:27 PM
  #6  
norskagent
car dodger
 
norskagent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: garner/raleigh nc
Posts: 3,372
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
as long as it fits you well, an upgrade is no substitute for a properly fitted frame.
__________________
1989 Schwinn Paramount OS
1980 Mclean/Silk Hope Sport Touring
1983 Bianchi pista
1976 Fuji Feather track
1979 raleigh track
"I've consulted my sources and I'm pretty sure your derailleur does not exist"
norskagent is offline  
Old 02-27-11, 12:41 PM
  #7  
cycleheimer
Senior Member
 
cycleheimer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New York Metro Area
Posts: 3,980

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: 114 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
It it fit me, I'd pay $40 for it. Easy to work on and maintain, indestructable, and they ride nicely. Getting tires that fit can be a bit of a challenge, though, but isn't impossible.
cycleheimer is offline  
Old 02-27-11, 03:43 PM
  #8  
bikenut2011
No, your OTHER left!!
 
bikenut2011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Central Virginia, USA
Posts: 547

Bikes: 2 motos and a schwinn (road bikes more or less)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ehhh... i paid $30 for one not long ago... the tuneup parts cost more than the bike... i wouldnt sink alot of money in one of these, they are pretty bad. Weigh a TON

Indestructible? I have no doubt, you could probably total a car or kill a pedestrian in a collision!!

andy
bikenut2011 is offline  
Old 02-27-11, 04:19 PM
  #9  
2manybikes
Dog is my co-pilot
 
2manybikes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 17,531

Bikes: 2 many

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 987 Post(s)
Liked 11 Times in 10 Posts
My 1970's Schwinn Continental has steel fenders and a rack. It is 42 lbs. Without the fenders and the rack it should be 38-40 lbs. It does have a nice ride to it, not fast, very comfortable. Almost bulletproof. I got mine for $5.00. I bought a suburban with matching color painted Schwinn fenders and a rack for $10. Put them on the Continental and put the Suburban in the trash. Total $15. I did the tuneup myself and got the cables and tires as a trade for labor. Not really free, but it feels free. I think the tune up and the cables would have been about $50 then (years ago).

I don't use the original seat, it hurts. _
2manybikes is offline  
Old 02-27-11, 05:41 PM
  #10  
cycleheimer
Senior Member
 
cycleheimer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New York Metro Area
Posts: 3,980

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: 114 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Go with the '85 Schwinn Traveler if you can, but this is a nice second choice.
cycleheimer is offline  
Old 02-27-11, 06:03 PM
  #11  
highhung723
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 158
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I checked it out. It was garbage. Trying to get the traveler.
highhung723 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

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