Classic, Vintage?

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Classic, Vintage?

Postby to the beach » Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:55 pm

So I've bought and sold several bikes this last year and 3 now have been Schwinns. The first 2 were a 1966 Breeze and a 1977 Varsity. This week I purchased a 1984 World Tourist 10 speed with the front freewheel cranks that allows you to change gears while coasting. The world tourist is a road bike though with 27 x 1 3/8 tires in this case. The frame is fully lugged and it has a Chicago head badge with serial number. It's cleaning up quite well and with parts on the way, I'm wondering if being a 1984 is at all significant in the reselling process. I haven't taken any pics yet but here's a stock photo of the same y/m/m:

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Re: Classic, Vintage?

Postby to the beach » Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:20 pm

managed a test ride today:

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Re: Classic, Vintage?

Postby Tomcat65 » Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:29 pm

Ha! That thing is Sharp!
It needs some chick with a Mary Poppins white dress and parasol, riding and singing,
someone like my crazy ex-wife :D Her hair was kinda close to that color when she was young lol

I like it! I'll bet it sells
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Re: Classic, Vintage?

Postby to the beach » Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:08 pm

:lol: Tomcat, Mary Poppins reference is too funny. I can't find men's bikes very often and they're always overpriced when I do see them so my ratio is about 3:1.
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Re: Classic, Vintage?

Postby to the beach » Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:05 am

I stripped the original pull back bars to bare metal and painted them a dull silver, not as appealing as the original chrome before rust set in, however I stuck to a budget with a sale price in mind:

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Re: Classic, Vintage?

Postby to the beach » Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:30 pm

Sold this bike.
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