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72 Schwinn Tandem

Old 04-14-14, 03:05 PM
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72 Schwinn Tandem

I am thinking about making an offer for a '72 Schwinn tandem in average condition. What would you consider a fair price?
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Old 04-14-14, 05:06 PM
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72 Schwinn Tandem

What model tandem? Twinn? DeluxeTwinn, Paramount?
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Originally Posted by big chainring View Post
What model tandem? Twinn? DeluxeTwinn, Paramount?
[h=2]1972 Original Chicago Schwinn Twinn Tandem Bicycle T11[/h]
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72 Schwinn Tandem

I had one for 25 years. Sold it last summer. Sold for $200. It was in average condition. Maybe its a regional thing but they seem popular around the Chicago area. Usually listed on CL from $200-300. Tandems from the '60's go for more money. They have enclosed chaincase, big chrome fenders, etc.
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Here is the listing: 1972 Original Chicago Schwinn Twinn Tandem Bicycle T11

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Tandems are weird - there isn't much demand, but there isn't much supply. Standard price on a Twinn in my area seems to be 150-200ish...they can sell quickly or slowly depending on who's looking and who has the garage space. Nice tandems can sit at attractive pricing just because there doesn't happen to be a buyer at that size - while some go quickly, high, because the right guy has been looking for two years.

If you're looking for rhythm or reason to tandem pricing, good luck.
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Originally Posted by mrtuttle04 View Post
I am thinking about making an offer for a '72 Schwinn tandem in average condition. What would you consider a fair price?
$99
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Originally Posted by Metacortex View Post
Thanks everyone for the input. This is the listing I am looking at. It is actually being sold on E-bay with no reserve so it may go for more if multiple people bid on it. I want to get a tandem so that I can ride with my wife. However, being unemployed at this time means I do not have any extra money to buy new. $99 seems like a good deal but it never hurts to check.
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