Just picked up a couple schwinn cruisers


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72runner

Finally riding a big boys bike
Feb 25, 2017
111
73
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Detroit,MIchigan
#1
so i just picked up a lot of bikes. Lotta junk but these two were in there! Red one has serial ov BV which i think is september 85? From my research this is the last year of usa made cruisers. Has usa studded balloon tires. Blue one is clearly marked taiwan. Still a nice bike tho! Anyone have any idea what they are worth? I know the cruiser 5s are more collectible and valuable but how bout these single speeds? I just want them priced accordingly is all. Need to trade em or sell em for stingray stuff lol. Thanks guys

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Oilit

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 30, 2015
464
307
Concord NC
#2
The first letter is the month, the second is the year, so by my calculation "BV" works out to February 1984. But you're right, the red one looks like it was built in Tennessee. That could be worth something to someone who knows the difference, but a lot of people don't realize Schwinn had bikes built in the U.S. after Chicago. It was news to me when I first read it (the Schwinn Bike Forum, I think). But if the Schwinn Balloon tires are in good shape, they're worth something by themselves, and even the Giant-built Schwinns are good riders, and I believe the mid- '80's Taiwan bikes were all from Giant. Condition will be important, but it looks like both of these are in good shape
 

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