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2000 Schwinn Panther SS asking price?

Old 04-02-17, 07:26 AM
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2000 Schwinn Panther SS asking price?

(It could be I am in the wrong forum, although not sure this would belong in the Classic and Vintage Valuation forum?) It seems at one time these were relatively "sought after" bikes. I looked on eBay to get an idea of a reasonable asking price, but could not find any listings or sale history (sold or completed sale). The bike has spent most of it's life in storage, has all original components and is in good shape. Would welcome informed opinions as to asking price?
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Old 04-02-17, 09:09 AM
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I don't think that you will get much for that bike. Somewhere in the $100 range maybe $120. At one time they may have been "sought after" but I don't think that is the case any more. No offense to you or the bike, just telling it like it is.
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You might try posting this in the "Beach Cruiser" subforum. If you don't get enough responses try posting in the forum at Rat Rod Bikes - A Community of Custom Vintage Bicycle Builders. The site is dedicated to cruisers and is very very active.

I wouldn't get your hopes up for more than a hundred. If that. But you never know.

BTW, what tires are those?

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Actually, the bike sold new retail right at $600. It was designed when Schwinn was a part of Scott bikes. I believe the weight is around 23 lbs. Frame is 7005 aluminum Alloy and has a MTB geometry, pretty sure it was fabricated in Taiwan. It has Moby Bite 2.1 slicks.
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For whatever it's worth, here is a link to the specs.
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For whatever it's worth, here is a link to the specs.
You are right about the price. Some of those specs are wrong though. I found this. The marketing was weirder than weird. At that same time Schwinn had many hardtail and suspension MTBs on offer. All boasting high tech "modern" gadgetry and material.

So what is this thing. It has a cruiser cantilever frame, but it's aluminum, track ends instead of dropouts, a removable der hanger yet sold as a single speed, front brake mounts but no brake, a flip-flop SS hub, "drag bars", yet boasts MTB geometry.

Looks like it could be built into anything you want, sorta.

Those tires are death traps. I can't believe Ritchey was never sued before they discontinued them.

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Originally Posted by johann View Post
Actually, the bike sold new retail right at $600. It was designed when Schwinn was a part of Scott bikes. I believe the weight is around 23 lbs. Frame is 7005 aluminum Alloy and has a MTB geometry, pretty sure it was fabricated in Taiwan. It has Moby Bite 2.1 slicks.
Don't sell it, turn it into a klunker mountain bike!


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Don't sell it, turn it into a klunker mountain bike!
It's the perfect candidate for that. Perfect. Cable guides, bottle cage boss, etc.

As sold with 800lb tires and fenders it's only 23.5 lbs. You could get that thing down a bit with some better parts.

Speaking of Klunkers, did you ever build one with that hub from Idaho?
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Speaking of Klunkers, did you ever build one with that hub from Idaho?
Not yet, but it I have it kept nice and safe. It was for my friend's coaster brake challenge mtb race, but with my injured knees I don't think I will be attempting that craziness for a while. But I have been looking for bike projects, so thanks for putting that back in the front of my mind.
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Whoa, super love.

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Johann. Still have this? Iím interested.

Hi Johann
First time posting here. Hope Iím getting it right. Would have sent you a pm but canít as a newbie.

I know this is a very old post but I am interested in buying this bike from you if you still have it.

Please let let me know. Thanks!!

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(It could be I am in the wrong forum, although not sure this would belong in the Classic and Vintage Valuation forum?) It seems at one time these were relatively "sought after" bikes. I looked on eBay to get an idea of a reasonable asking price, but could not find any listings or sale history (sold or completed sale). The bike has spent most of it's life in storage, has all original components and is in good shape. Would welcome informed opinions as to asking price?
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Originally Posted by Klmullen@hotmai View Post
Hi Johann
First time posting here. Hope Iím getting it right. Would have sent you a pm but canít as a newbie.

I know this is a very old post but I am interested in buying this bike from you if you still have it.

Please let let me know. Thanks!!
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