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11-07-2009, 03:50 PM #1jet843 Guest
how do I tell - how old my bike is ????
Can you help me ?
I have 2 Schwinn bikes.
One is a Le Tour, The other is a Traveler.
How do I research the age and worth of these 2 beauties ?
I think they are mid to late 1970s
11-07-2009, 06:30 PM #2
Here is a link that will help you find your dates. Use the first two letters of the serial number.
11-09-2009, 03:54 PM #3jet843 Guest
I've looked and could not find any serial numbers .......
Is that possible ??
The bikes both read "Made in Japan" -- "Aproved by Schwinn"
They were originally purchased at a Schwinn bike shops.
The bike shop emblembs are on the frame.
Your thoughts ....
11-09-2009, 05:32 PM #4jpscyclery Guest
there has to be numbers unless they are either grinded off or painted over with a million coats of thick thick paint......did you check everywhere that link suggested? Search the bikes over there will be numbers...
11-15-2009, 02:04 PM #5jet843 Guest
I found the Serial Numbers !!!!!!!!!!!!
The serial numbers on both bikes were on the Left Rear Drop Out, near the rear wheel axle.
I thought this to be odd - because I thought these were mid to late 1970s bikes.
The Le Tour, my wife bought new in the mid 70s when she lived in New York.
The Traveler, I bought second hand here in Chicago, last summer.
The Le Tour is a --- 4J05281
The Traveler is a --- E625476
I looked on the link that Marty W provided, and am still not certain of the date of manufactor.
What am I missing ? Can someone take a look ?
I know you guys are the experts, please help if you can.