1964 Schwinn Varsity Coppertone

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  1. #1 Posted Nov 15, 2017

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    I'll start out by saying I'm not a bicycle expert and I'm new to the forum. I acquired this Varsity a few weeks ago. I knew it was old and the price was right. After getting it back to shop, I did some googling. I have no idea of the value. It's really cool, but not really my style.
    It appears to be 100% original. The original tires hold air. The paint is really nice. It has the Sprint leather seat. The brake pads appear original and show little use. It even has the plastic cap on the end of the kickstand. It looks like it hung in a garage for 50 years. Doesn't look like any bolts have been turned since new. The only issues are two missing front spokes, dented front fender, a tear in the bar grips and some scuffs on the seat. The wheels, crank and pedals show some rust, but definitely could be cleaned up. Any input about this bike is greatly appreciated
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  2. #2 Posted Nov 15, 2017

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    Very nice example. That's a 1965 model. I noticed it didn't have the 64 only brake levers so I ran the serial and it's a December #, so def a 65 model.
     
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  4. #4 Posted Nov 15, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Here's a 66 Tourist that sold for $399. I would say that's top dollar and you would have to find the right buyer at the right time.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/66-SCHWINN-VARSITY-TOURIST-COPPERTONE-UPRIGHT-BARS-FENDERS-EXCEPTIONAL-ORIGINAL-/182853596685?hash=item2a92ec760d:g:L8UAAOSwGUBZ7490&nma=true&si=z62wXvDSFxz78gEXiCPe7NSokzw%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557


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    Here's my 1965 Tourist and almost in like new condition other than the tires. As found.
    I think I paid $125 or 150 for it. Pedals are worth 50 bucks. By the way, welcome to the forum!


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    Another high dollar sale of $300. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1969-Schwinn-Varsity-10-Speed-Bicycle-BE76329-/282699828284?hash=item41d2390c3c:g:NmUAAOSwLJ9Z5-Mr&nma=true&si=z62wXvDSFxz78gEXiCPe7NSokzw%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
    And a later model that went for $399 also! Boy, looks like it's time to clean out the shed. :p
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Schwinn-19...617578?hash=item1c94bed0ea:g:k9cAAOSw2DFZttzx
     
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  5. #5 Posted Nov 15, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Great bike. I just finished this 65 few weeks ago. Have fun with it. ee682392fbdfb63be9b504a09a7c6146.jpg aa7996613c50b15cb25e9ed4cff9a1c6.jpg
     
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    Nice bike!


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    This is what the bike looked like when I got it. Years of dirt and grime.
    I don't know if want to tell what I got the bike for



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    I really want to find someone who can truly appreciate how original and unmolested it is. What's a fair price for it. I'm not looking to retire off of it


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  9. #9 Posted Nov 16, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    I noticed that too, but I was under the impression that the red button quick release brake levers continued into early '65.
    Time to re-evaluate I guess.
     
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  10. #10 Posted Dec 4, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Would you take $200 plus shipping? Would definitely be well-cared for. Thanks for posting!
     
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